Summary: How to live and love and serve the Lord with all your heart
(5) Qualities of a good soldier of the cross
2nd Tim. 2: 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2nd Tim:4 : 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
1st He must be a follower of Christ
Isa: 58:11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Our relationship to Christ
1. Born again
2. Child with responsible
3. Following the rules
4. Leading the family
2nd Must be faithful
Must have patience
Able to endure hardships
Priorities -- wants to please the Lord
Their practice guard the truth keeps the faith
Determined to do a good job at all cost.
Does nothing to bring disgrace are dishonor to their family
3rd They are familiar
Sounds of Lord and family voices
Skilled with weapons PRAYER BIBLE CHURCH
Strategy of the enemy
Hardly ever rest
With the shadows of their friends
Welfare of their friends
Christians must shadow one another
Good soldiers must train together
4th They are fighters
Determined to win at all cost
Stand their ground
Fight till the battle is over
They are driven to the finish
Ready for the next move never stoping
They are dedicated
Keep the oaths to --- marriage church / husband/ wife / family
Defending at all times
Their faith should be precious to us
5th Good soldiers are finishers
They are there for the long haul
Follow the leadership selflessly
Knows the price to be paid.
Waiting on the Lord to say well done thy good and faithful servant
Psalm 61: 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.