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Kingmaker: Baptism-Update Your Status: Matthew 3:13-17

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Why Should I Be Baptized…

1. I’m Identifying With Jesus

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too.

Luke 3:21 (NIV)

2. I’m Launching My New Life

…and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.  He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph…

Luke 3:22-23 (NIV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

3. I’m Submitting To His Leadership

Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:15; 17 (NIV)

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:3-4 (NIV)