Diakonos and Doulos....


Diakonos---"one who executes the commands of another"

1. servants of kings--(Matthew 22:13) at feasts (John 2:5-9)

2. ministers or officers of civil governments---(Romans 13:4)

3. men and women servants of churches--(Matthew 23:11, Mark 9:35, Romans 16:1)

4. deacons of churches-- (Phillipians 1:11, 1Timothy 3:10-13, Acts 6:1-7)

5. Jesus Christ-- minister of the Jews in the work of preaching teaching and healing (Romans 15:18, Galatians 2:17, Matthew 4:23-24, 9:35, Acts 10:38)

6. ministers of churches-- (Matthew 20:26, Mark 10:43)

7. preachers of the Gospel-- (1Corinthains 3:5, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Ephesians 3:7, Collosians 1:23, 1Thessalonians 3:2)

8. ministers of Christ and God-- John 12:26, 2Corinthians 6:4-10, 11:23, Ephesians 6:21, Collosians 1:7, 4:7, 1Timothy 4:6)

9. ministers of Satan-- (2Corinthians 11:15)

Doulos: "one giving himself wholly to another's will"

1. bond slaves of men-- (Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 6:8, Collosians 3:11, Revelation 6:15)

2. servants to kings-- (Matthew 18:23-26) and hired servants--(Luke 15:17-19)

3. civil officers-- (John 18:18)

4. sinners who serve sin-- (John 8:34, Romans 6:16-22, 2Peter 2:19)

5. all disciples of Christ-- (Matthew 10:24-25, Romans 6:16-22, Revelation 19:5)

6. Christ the servant of God-- (Phillipians 2:7, Isaiah 42:1-52:11)

7. Moses and all the prophets-- (Hebrews 3:5, Revelation 10:7, 11:18, 15:3)

8. all ministers and deacons-- Matthew 20:27, Mark 10:44, Romans 1:1, Galatians 1:10, James 1:1, 2Peter 1:1, Jude 1:1)

"but ministers and servants of verse 26-26 (Matthew 20) refer to the lowest secular and ecclesiastical office among Christian as exemplified by Christ Himself no minister has a right to be Lord over God's people (1Peter 5:1-8)--He is to be least of all, and servant of all (Mark 9:35)"

DAKE notes...

"And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve." (Luke 22:25-26, KJV).

"What a time to have strife! At the very time they should have been concerned about Christ and His sufferings....To have strife was enough in itself, but to have no concern over Him, and to strive over being someone great to take over after He died was a disgrace. Now we see the same devilish spirit being manifested in all religious circles over position, power and authority. Can we ever learn the lessons Christ taught?"

reference: Luke 22:26 "...he that is greater as the younger"

"younger"--A listener, learner and servant, rather than a teacher, director and commander.

reference: Matthew 20:26 "....it shall not be so among you"

This was the original and eternal purpose, not an historical fact.

Thank you Mr. Dake!