Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jesus Disciples Should Be Baptized

He is our example.

Matthew 28:19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus commands his disciples to go and make more disciples and then after they make a disciple they are to encourage that new disciple to be baptized as a life changing first step into a new way of living.

This radical first step into joining ourselves with Christ should signify our allegiance has shifted from self to a complete allegiance to God, I am letting the world know that I have exchanged my life for His. Baptism is an important start to my new life after all if this first step doesn't have any significance then all of the steps in discipleship that happen down the road will not mean very much either. 

Galatians 3:27  And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.

Christ disciples need to announce to the world through this first act of obedience that they are starting a new way of life, it is like putting new clothes on the outside to testify to the change that is happening on the inside.

Thank you for saving me from myself, help us Lord to be obedient and follow your example.