Ambassadors for Christ – Father Andrew Bahhi

Christianity is about practicing the faith and maintaining a style of life. It means to be a true follower. That is why we see after the feast of Epiphany on January 6, we start the year reading and learning about how Jesus called his disciples.

Before being called by Jesus, the disciples were normal people with their careers. But after that, Jesus commissioned them to be disciples and preach the word of salvation for the whole world. Why do we do this in the beginning of the year? Because it means the follower is to dedicate his heart and say, “I am a Christian.”

You may ask, “Am I a true believer or follower, or am I only a fan of Jesus?” Jesus divided the world between followers and fans, who are those who always go back to their normal life after church. Every time we leave the church, we choose to either keep the mask of the church, or we replace it with the mask of the world, and we give credit to the evil one.

We should have intention and desire to be the salt of the earth and the light in life. When Jesus commissioned the disciples, he told them a beautiful thing in the book of Matthew 28 “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

And Paul, in 2 Corinthians 5:18 said: “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

He then said: “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors.”

We are Christian, and we have a big mission in our life. Jesus called us to be ambassadors. Can you imagine if each one of you brought 1 person to Christ? You should call yourself today to be an ambassador. Set a plan this year to share your faith and invite people to Jesus Christ.

Otherwise, we will be the bad servant who was given a talent to invest, and we chose to hide it instead, and made zero profit.

So, let’s all of us repent for not being a true Christian and ambassador, and ask God “anoint me and send me wherever you want.”

Learn more in the Father Andrew’s Sunday sermon.