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How to express your faith like Jesus did

February 3, 2010

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

--Romans 6:4

There are many ways that you and I can express our faith. But one of the most significant ways is through baptism. 

Interestingly, the word baptism in the New Testament wasn't a religious word originally. It was used to describe the act of immersing or submerging something in water, like when someone submerged clothing in water while washing them.

So when we think of baptism today, this is just how we should think. When Jesus was baptized, he was submerged and then brought back up out of the water. And throughout the New Testament, when a person became identified with Christ, there were baptized. They didn't raise a hand or join a church.

So let me ask you today, have you been baptized and publicly identified with the Lord Jesus Christ?

Embrace what Jesus has done for you and follow him in the symbolic act of baptism, letting others know that your past has been buried and you've been raised to walk in newness of life!


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