It's time to celebrate!
Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
While you may have confessed, believed and received the free gift of salvation in private or with a friend, it’s time to go public. God wants you to let everyone know about your decision to follow Jesus and this is done through baptism!
1 Peter 3:21 "and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ"
When you get baptized, it is your time to declare outwardly, what God has done inwardly in your heart. By getting baptized, you are declaring you believe that Jesus died for your sins, was buried (lowered beneath the water) and then rose again from the grave (coming up out of the water). It’s also a beautiful picture of how you have died to making the rules for your own life and will now obey the way of life God describes in the Bible.
So, if you have confessed you are a sinner and have asked Jesus to come into your heart to save you, baptism is your NEXT STEP!
Acts 8:36 "As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”