When Am I Ready to be Baptized?

“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.

This sermon considers some important questions to help you uncover the answer.

  • “Do I recognize my need for a Savior?” (Matt 5:3; Heb 11:6)
  • “Am I sorry for what I’ve 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 declare 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.”
  • “What if I mess up and sin after I’ve been baptized?”
  • “Why now? Can’t I wait?”
  • “I’m not sure I know enough yet.”

This sermon was delivered on August 6, 2017.

For more sermons, visit the sermon archive.

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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