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Qualities of a Good Soldier. 2 Timothy 2:3-4; 4:7-8.

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Qualities of a good soldier

Qualities of a Good Soldier

2 Timothy 2:3-4; 4:7-8


2 timothy 2 3 4 4 7 8

“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warrethentangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier… I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 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.”

2 Timothy 2:3-4; 4:7-8


I a good soldier is a follower

2 Timothy 2:3 – “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

I. A Good Soldier is a Follower


I a good soldier is a follower1

A.Implies Relationship

Acts 16:31 – “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

I. A Good Soldier is a Follower


I a good soldier is a follower2

A.Implies Relationship

Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

I. A Good Soldier is a Follower


I a good soldier is a follower3

A.Implies Relationship

B.Implies Rank

I Corinthians 6:19-20 – “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

I. A Good Soldier is a Follower


I a good soldier is a follower4

A.Implies Relationship

B.Implies Rank

C.Implies Rule

Matthew 16:24 – “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

I. A Good Soldier is a Follower


Ii a good soldier is faithful

A.Can be seen in his Patience

II Timothy 2:3 – “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Ii a good soldier is faithful1

A.Can be seen in his Patience

John 16:33 – “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Ii a good soldier is faithful2

A.Can be seen in his Patience

B.Can be seen in his Priorities

II Timothy 2:4 – “No man that warrethentangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Ii a good soldier is faithful3

A.Can be seen in his Patience

B.Can be seen in his Priorities

I Corinthians 10:31 – “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Ii a good soldier is faithful4

A.Can be seen in his Patience

B.Can be seen in his Priorities

C.Can be seen in his Practice

II Timothy 4:7b – “I have kept the faith”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Ii a good soldier is faithful5

A.Can be seen in his Patience

B.Can be seen in his Priorities

C.Can be seen in his Practice

Philippians 1:27 – “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”

II. A Good Soldier is Faithful


Iii a good soldier is familiar

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

John 10:3-5 – “To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar1

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

Ephesians 6:10-18 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual…

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar2

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

Ephesians 6:10-18 – “…wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the…

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar3

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

Ephesians 6:10-18 – “…gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the…

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar4

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

Ephesians 6:10-18 – “…Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar5

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

C.With the Strategyof the enemy

I Peter 5:8 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar6

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

C.With the Strategyof the enemy

I John 4:4 – “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iii a good soldier is familiar7

A.With the sound of the Commander’s voice

B.With the Skillof using his weapons

C.With the Strategyof the enemy

D.With the Shadowsof his friends

Galatians 6:2 – “Bear ye one another’s burdens”

III. A Good Soldier is Familiar


Iv a good soldier is a fighter

A.He is Determined

I Timothy 1:19-20 – “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.”

IV. A Good Soldier is a Fighter


Iv a good soldier is a fighter1

A.He is Determined

Colossians 4:17 – “And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.”

IV. A Good Soldier is a Fighter


Iv a good soldier is a fighter2

A.He is Determined

B.He is Driven

C.He is Dedicated

II Timothy 4:7 – “I have kept the faith”

IV. A Good Soldier is a Fighter


V a good soldier is a finisher

II Timothy 4:7-8 – “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 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.”

V. A Good Soldier is a Finisher


V a good soldier is a finisher1

A.He has Resolve

B.He has a Reason

C.He has a Reward

Matthew 25:23 – “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

V. A Good Soldier is a Finisher


Qualities of a good soldier

II Timothy 4:7 – “I have kept the faith”


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