Slave - Slaves of Christ
Slaves of Christ ~ Great Article by "The Master's Seminary"
Quote from the article "Slaves of Christ" by Michael Riccardi of "The Master's Seminary": "Essence of the Christian life can be described in terms of slavery to Christ. It is interesting to note that slave is a favourite self-designation for the apostles and other writers of Scripture. James claims this title for himself in the opening verse of his epistle (Jas 1:1). The same is true for Peter (2 Pet 1:1), Jude (Jude 1:1), and John (Rev 1:1). On top of that, Paul repeats that he is Christ’s doulos throughout his other letters, in Romans, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Timothy, and Titus. The term is used at least forty times in the New Testament to refer to the believer, and the Hebrew equivalent is used over 250 times to refer to believers in the Old Testament. We may safely conclude that the Lord wants His people to understand themselves in this way.
At its core, the essence of the Christian life can be described in terms of slavery to Christ."