That’s right – “slavery” is the primary word used to talk about service or ministry in the Bible. In fact, let me bring you up to speed on our most biblical title: “doulos!” That’s right…you’re a doulos! Simply a slave. Feel better now, don’t you?
• Paul calls himself this every time, along with Timothy
• Used 25 times in the verb form (5x more than ministering “officially”)
• 125 times in the noun form (the predominant noun for the NT church worker/servant)