“... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,"
“... those who have served well as Servants
obtain for themselves a good standing
and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus,”
1 Timothy 3’13.
All Believers are exhorted to serve one another. However, the ministry of a Servant is to do that in specific things. In this context the word for servant comes from the Greek word diakonos.
In most English New Testament translations diakonos has been English-ised and rendered as deacon. This clouds its true meaning.
The related word to diakonos is the verb diakonia which translates to serve and other aspects of serving such as distribution, serve, and ministry all in Acts chapter 6 (verses 1, 2 and 4 respectively).
Elsewhere it's also rendered as service, ministry, serve or minister (Strong’s Concordance).
As with everything Jesus touches, serving is different in this way - Saints serve from the place of freedom:
"For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another," Galatians 5'13.
Christ has made us completely free and it is in His love that we are to serve - as He did, not taking advantage of anyone.
Kingdom Servants are Believers who have put themselves forward for appointment to serve in specific ways in the Body of Christ.
They serve in conjunction with the Overseeing Elders.
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