Why Get Baptized?
Jesus commands us to tell everyone that we are His followers by being baptized which symbolizes our repentance from unbelief and rising to live in new, resurrection life!
*Baptism does not save you
It is not a means of Grace.
1. The Call: Believe in Jesus and His â€˜good news.â€™(verses 15-16a)
â€˜Believeâ€™ = to understand, accept & trust completely
2. The Command: Be baptized!(verse 16b)
Acts 2:38 â€œRepent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sinsâ€¦â€
Matthew 28:19 â€œMake disciples by goingâ€¦, baptizingâ€¦, and teachingâ€¦â€
Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus was baptized and gave us a pattern to follow.
*It is an essential part of our discipleship!