When am I Ready to be Baptized?

Baptism Am I Ready

“When am I ready to be baptized?” It’s a common question that parents, grandparents, Bible class teachers, and mature Christians must be prepared to answer.

Consider some additional questions that get to the real heart of the matter:

  • “Do I recognize my need for a Savior?” (Matt 5:3; Heb 11:6)
  • “Am I sorry for what I have done against God?” (Matt 5:4; Psa 51:4;  2 Cor 7:9)
  • “Am I willing to become a participant with Jesus?” (Rom 6:1-11)
    • “To welcome Jesus as leader of my life?” (Matt 5:5; 2 Cor 5:10; Acts 5:31)
    • “To develop a hunger and thirst for righteousness?” (Matt 5:6; Heb 5:14)
    • “To confess my allegiance to Jesus?” (Rom 10:9; Matt 10:32)
    • “To answer the call to be holy?” (1 Pet 1:13-15)
    • “To worship?” (John 4:24; Rom 12:1-2)

This sermon also briefly addresses some common concerns:

  • “I’m not good enough yet to dedicate my life to Jesus.”
  • “But what if I mess up and sin after I respond to the gospel?”
  • “Why should I become a Christian now? Can’t I wait?”
  • “I’m not sure I know enough yet.”

This sermon was delivered on October 19, 2014.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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  1. Lesimola Michael Selepe

    That’s one of the important questions one can ask. I find it very interesting to read your article. God bless