Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
In this verse, the Apostle Paul, being an educated Orthodox Jewish man, refers to Epaphroditus, a poor pagan man as a brother, a companion in labour, and a fellowsoldier. This is significant because in those days, an Orthodox Jew and a pagan would have been enemies, But Christ is what brought the two together.
At Calvary Baptist, we have members from all different backgrounds. A lot like Paul and Epaphroditus. In worldly circumstances, many of us wouldn't find a common denominator. But, through Christ, we have scriptural unity.