What’s Next? Baptism!

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of A Purpose Drive Life, once had a little boy ask him when he could get advertised.

Romans 10:9-10

What Jesus said in Matthew 28:19

What John the Baptist did in Luke 3:3

What Simon Peter preached in Acts 2:38

Matthew 3:6, 11, Mark 1:4, Acts 13:24, 19:4

Acts 8:36-38, 10:48, 16:14-15, 33, 18:8, 1 Corinthians 1:14-16

“With the exception of the thief on the cross, there is no example of an unbaptized believer.
Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers. Would you feel comfortable marrying someone who wanted to keep the marriage a secret? Neither does God. It’s one thing to say in the privacy of your own heart that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. But it’s quite another to walk out of the shadows and stand before family, friends, and colleagues to state publicly that Christ is your forgiver and master. This step raises the ante. Jesus commanded all his followers to prove it, to make the pledge, by public demonstration in baptism.”

-Max Lucado

Mark 10:38