What is The Difference Between a Servant and a Bondservant ? I was reading in the NKJ and in 2 Peter 1 : 1 it says Simon Peter ; a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ. Does it mean one and the same ? Colossians 4:12 12Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. Titus 1 1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— James 1 1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Peter 1 1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Peter 1 1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Corinthians 4:5 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. Ephesians 6:6 6Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Philippians 1 1Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 1 Peter 2:16 16Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.