1. To follow the example set by Jesus.
"At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river." Mark 1:9
2. Because Jesus commanded baptism.
"Jesus said, 'Go then to all the people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.'" Matthew 28:19-20
3. Baptism demonstrates that I am a believer.
"Many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized." Acts 18:18
1. It illustrates Christ's death, burial and resurrection.
"Christ died for our sins...He was buried...and He rose again." 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2. It illustrates my new life as a Christian.
"For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism, you were also raised with Christ." Colossians 2:12
"By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead...so we also may live a new life!" Romans 6:4
Every person who has believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
"Those who believed and accepted his message were baptized." Acts 2:41
"Simon himself believed and was baptized." Acts 8:13
"But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News...and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women." Acts 8:12