1. His passion came from CHRIST (14-15)
2. The Gospel changed his CHARACTER (16-19)
Paul explained the change that God had wrought in his life in terms of reconciliation. He repeated the Greek terms for “reconcile” and “reconciliation” (katallasso/katallage) five times throughout 5:18b–20, emphasizing his point. Reconciliation is the establishment of harmony and peace between enemies. Enemies are said to be reconciled when their hostility ceases and mutual love binds them together. Paul’s explanation of God’s re-creative activity in his life centered on this doctrine.