Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why Should I be Baptized?

Top Ten Reasons to Be Baptized
10. You won’t have to take a shower that day. Nice.
9. Seriously, how often do you get to go “swimming” in an elevated “hot tub” in the church building?
8.  You get to talk in church, during the service, and everyone has to listen. Bonus.
                                      OK...all kidding aside...
7. Choosing to become a follower of Jesus but rejecting baptism is just a like a girl getting married but refusing to publicly recite her vows at the wedding or take her new husband's last name. A bit concerning don't you think?
6. Baptism is a depiction of the cleansing and forgiveness we have in Christ when we repent of our sin. Refreshing.
5. Baptism is a clear representation of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. It is a great way to share the gospel with your friends.
4. Baptism is God’s way for us to publicly identify ourselves with Jesus and be united with our church family.
3. Baptism is the first thing new Christians are told to do following repentance.
2. Jesus was baptized.
1. Jesus does not ask us to be baptized. He commands us to. (Check out 1 John 2:5 & 5:3)

Key Scripture: Romans 6:4; Ephesians 4:5; Matthew 3:13; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:36-40;

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