"Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
What did Jesus tell His first disciples (followers) to do with new disciples?
(To "baptize" someone is to immerse the person in water as a sign that he/she is now following Jesus.)
Acts 2:22-24, 36
"People of Israel, listen!...With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him (Jesus) to a cross and killed him. But God...raised him back to life....'
"So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!"
What does this passage say happened to Jesus?
God said that Jesus was both
("Lord" means "Ruler" or "Master"; someone we obey.)
("Messiah means "Savior"; one who saves us from our sins.)
"Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, 'Brothers, what should we do?'
"Peter replied, 'Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"
What did Peter tell the people to do?
("Repent" means to have a change of heart and mind about wrongdoing, and want to do right.)
"Those who believed what Peter said were baptized..."
Do you believe Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead?
Have you repented of your sins?
Can you confess, "Jesus is Lord," and are you ready to follow and obey Him?
If the answer to these questions is, "Yes," are you ready to show it by being baptized?
At what service would you like to be baptized?
Who would you like to baptize you?
Can be anyone who is a baptized follower of Jesus.