But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
2 Corinthians 1:24
Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
2 Corinthians 10:4
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
1 Peter 5:3
nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.
And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.
Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’
Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
“In your filthiness is lewdness.
Because I would have cleansed you,
Yet you are not clean,
You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again
Until I have spent My wrath on you.
When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
2 Timothy 1:18
the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on that day—and you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus.
whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel;
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
1 Peter 4:11
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.