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Servant to God


In old testament scriptures God speaks to His people’s leaders calling them to serve Him by way of caring for the people called for His purpose.  Time and time again references made to leaders the old testament  calls servants.  Also in the new testament those leading the church of Christ are referred to as servants, but for those who are not leaders, those who follow the leaders, what shall we call them?  The bible calls them servants also although perhaps without quite the ordinal responsibility:

Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Should we all feel the need to fulfill the ordinal responsibility of leading the church or is contentment to be found in doing less than the missionary work of a gift ministry.  How should one seek to define his own work as being acceptable to God?  Is there a benefit to serving in greater capacity?  What differentiates one from the other?  I am curious what you who read this blog think about the subject?  



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