Jesus commands the church not only to make disciples, but also to baptize them. But why is baptism so important?
Today we have a basic but really important question we have yet to address on the podcast. It comes from a listener named Matthew. “Hello, Pastor John, and thank you for this podcast. I am a relatively new believer who was saved through a very faithful Bible preaching ministry on my college campus. I have since graduated and am now looking for a home church to become a member. In every case I have been asked if I have been baptized. I have not. I need to. And I plan to. But I was wondering if you could explain to a newer believer like me, why do I need to be baptized? What does it mean? And why is this an essential step for me to take?”