Open a bank account. Seek approval for a credit card. Apply for a passport. Make an application for a driver’s license. Plan to get married. In all these, you will need to produce one important piece of information. Proof of your age. That is where a Birth Certificate comes in handy. It will tell you when you were born, where were you born and who were you born to. None of us can remember the events surrounding our natural birth, but it is a very important date because it marks our entry into the world and into a family. Baptism is like that, but it is a second birth. It too marks our official entry into a family— the family of God.
MATTHEW 3:1-17 The Biblical model of baptism in the water
|Romans 6:1-14 Baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus in our lives|
|Act 8:26-38 Know God by reading His Word|
|Matthew 28:19-20 The Bible commands Jesus’ followers to go, teach and baptise|
- What is new and interesting?
- What don’t you understand?
- After baptism, how do we best ensure that we continue to walk closely with God?
- What will you share with someone this week?