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Baptism is a perfect symbol of our old selves being buried and a new life being born. It’s a public declaration, but it’s also a gift from God to the person who found faith in Christ. When our hearts change and we accept the life Jesus offers us, we become committed to His team. And like any die-hard fan, salvation should cause us to want to go nuts in support of our team. Baptism is God’s gift to believers because it’s one of our first acts of celebration in Christ, a manifestation of what has taken place spiritually.

Baptism is the ultimate foam finger, fight song or row of painted bellies. It doesn’t just proclaim the name of our team, it shows why we support the team we do – here I stood, apart from God, but that person died and was buried, and now I stand as a new person, born again and completely soaked by the love of Jesus Christ.

In His grace, God gave us baptism so we could experience physically what happened spiritually when we met Jesus. It’s a celebratory, joy-filled, “Thank God I’m alive!” kind of act, not a step of mindless obedience. It’s our first opportunity to show our team’s colors, colors unlike any others.

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