2. Baptism is about being obedient.
Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Notice the first command Jesus gave to His followers was to be baptized. In order to be the person God wants you to be, you can be obedient in the first step of baptism. You can’t say you will do anything for God if you won’t do the first thing.
3. Baptism comes after salvation.
In the first recorded sermon in the early church, Peter preached to a crowd of thousands. About three thousand people were saved and the first thing Peter told them to do after salvation is baptism (Acts 2:38). The pattern continues through the rest of the early church; baptism is a public proclamation of the spiritual transformation that occurs when you commit to following Jesus. The biblical example is clear: baptism comes after salvation.
4. Baptism is a powerful reminder.
Baptism is a powerful reminder of a beautiful story. It is through the act of baptism that we are reminded of the way Jesus saves us. We were once dead in our sins; Jesus found us, cleaned us up, took the punishment of sin on our behalf, and rose from the dead so that we could live with Him forever. Every time we celebrate baptism it is an opportunity to share the message of Jesus. Jesus died so that we do not have to, and He rose again so that we could live clean and righteous with Him forever.