Why Christ Followers Are Considered Odd
"A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen, talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order to be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up, is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest, and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passeth knowledge.” - A.W. Tozer
1. We have a unique mission (5:11-13)
"We try to persuade men"
2. We have a unique motivation (5:14-15)
"Christ’s love compels us"
3. We have a unique ministry (5:16-20)
"We are Christ’s ambassadors"
4. We have a unique message (5:21-6:2)
"God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God"