20 things About a Doulos of the Lord Jesus Christ

20 things About a Doulos of the Lord Jesus Christ

1. Exodus 21:2, 5, 6 has the insignia, brand, by his deliberate decision based on love
For his master

2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
5 “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ 6 then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.
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2. Matthew 8:9
Mark 13:34
is a man “under authority”

For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Let’s take a look at the NLT

I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, 'Go,' and they go, or 'Come,' and they come. And if I say to my slaves, 'Do this,' they do it."

The word slave or servant is the word doulos. It means a bond slave who serves his master out of love for the master. That will follow through this entire sharing. If we encounter any other words I will point them out.

The word authority is the Greek word exousia which you may remember means exercised power as opposed to the word dynamis which means potential power.

Mark 13:34
 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

Again authority is exousia or exercised power. Army illustration

 is a man “under authority”
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3. Matthew 10:24

"The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.

John 13:16

Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

Same word as greater in 1 John 4:4 greater is he that is in you

John 15:20

Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

as a servant, is not above nor greater than his master

Our master is Jesus Christ a man under authority. God is the one he is under like Joseph and Pharaoh. As far as we are concerned we go to Jesus Christ who makes the call for God. That does not mean that Jesus is God any more than Joseph was not Pharaoh but acted for or in place of Pharaoh.

We act now we are under Jesus Christ and we have the ministry of reconciliation. We are his Ambassador’s (2 Corinthians 5:17-21) 
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4. Matthew 20:27, 28 is one who ministers

27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Again slave is doulos and the word serve is diakoneó  it means to wait tables  The same word is used in Acts 6:2 where the apostles said they had the ministration of the church and could not wait tables so they appointed the seven to take care of that. So they appointed Stephen, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
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5. Acts 4:29 is one who speaks the Word with boldness

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
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6. Acts 9:5 knows the Lord Jesus Christ

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked
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7. Acts 27:23 belongs to God and serves God, trusting God to care for him

Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me
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8. Romans 1:4 is marked out

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—

The word called is the Greek word klétos which means called, invited, summoned by God to an office or to salvation.

The word for is the preposition eis it would be better translated unto. It means to travel the entire length of a vector. Explain what a vector is.
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9. Romans 6:16–20 is a slave of righteousness

16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
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10. 1 Corinthians 7:22 is a freeman

22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.
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11. 1 Corinthians 7:23 is bought with a price

23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.
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12. 2 Corinthians 4;5 preaches Christ Jesus the Lord

5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
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13. Galatians 1:10 does not serve and please man (serves and pleases God)

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
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14. Galatians 4:7 serves as a son and heir

7 So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
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15. Ephesians 6:6 is one who does the will of God from the heart

6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
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16. Philippians 2:8 (“no reputation”) is empty of self; plays his life under by his will and self-determination

8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-- even death on a cross!
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17. Philippians 2:8 humbles himself and becomes obedient
8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-- even death on a cross!
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18. 2 Timothy 2:24 must not strive, is gentle unto all men, is apt to teach and is patient

24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
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19. 2 Timothy 2:24 in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves

24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
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20. 1 Peter 2:16 is one who doesn't use liberty for a cloke of maliciousness


16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.

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