1. God has chosen our purpose before we were born.

  2. High calling of God requires accountability.

  3. Bearing each others burdens.

  4. Suffering changes us to God's glory.

  5. Ranks and order.

  6. Soldiers in His army.

    1. Jesus equates knowledge of authority with faith.

      • Luke 7:8,9 - For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one 'go' and he goes; and to another 'come' and he comes; and to my slave, 'do this' and he does it. When Jesus heard this He marvelled at him, and turned and said to the multitudes that followed Him, 'I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.'

    2. Paul equates laborer in God's work as a soldier.

      • Philippians 2:25 - I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphrodites my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my needs.

    3. We are soldiers in Jesus' army.

      • II Timothy 2:3 - Share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one enlisted him.

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