First Steps: Baptism

Baptism: Day 2

Day-2 // Symbolizes a New Life

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 6:4-5

When you placed your faith in Christ, you were given a brand-new life. You see, before Christ, you were lost in your sin, but when you gave your life to Him, He gave you new life in Jesus Christ. This new life is not a physical new life, but a spiritual new life. We were on the path that leads to death and an eternity separated from Christ, but now, we are on a path that leads to life with Him forever. This, my friend, is the new life that we have in Him. Baptism represents this new life. Being dunked under the water shows others that you identify with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. It symbolizes the new life you have because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Because of Jesus, you have the hope of salvation and life with Him forever if you place your faith in Him. Being baptized is a symbol of the new life you have in Him. 

Prayer: Thank God for the new life that you have in Him. Ask Him to help you live that life in a way that makes Him pleased.