Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.
2 Cor. 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
The inspiration of the Doulos
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said.
Gal. 5: 13 Fro, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Gal. 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, an so fulfill the law of Christ.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affection-ed one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.
“Doulos - a state of mind”
1 Peter 1: 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
Phil. 2:2 Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
3 Things not to serve
Sin - Rom. 6:6 Knowing this that the old man is crucified with him. that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Money - Matt. 6:24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Ourselves - Rom. 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
“A Spirit to Serve”
Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.