What makes a soldier for Jesus? Metaphorically speaking we could say, notable sacrifice for the gospel. Zeal to win the lost for Christ. Willingness to suffer for the faith. Desire to be an example to others even at the personal expense of your own liberties. Acknowledging and being victorious over the enemy. Working fearlessly and tirelessly for the Lord. Devotion. Obedience to your Commanding Officer. Prioritizing the needs of the church. Working as a team. Epaphroditus was Paul’s “fellow soldier” (Phil. 2:25). Paul’s spoke similar words to Timothy, his other son in the faith. “Suffer hardship with me as a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:3).