Then Jesus went from Galilee to the
Jordan River to be baptized by John. But
John didn't want to baptize Him. "I am
the one who needs to be baptized by
You," he said, "so why are you coming to
me?“ But Jesus said, "It must be done,
because we must do everything that is
right." So then John baptized Him.”
Go and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and the Son and the Holy
For we died and were buried with Christ
by baptism. And just as Christ was
raised from the dead by the glorious
power of the Father, now we also may
live new lives.
For you were buried with Christ when you
were baptized. And with Him you were
raised to a new life because you trusted
the mighty power of God, Who raised
Christ from the dead.
Since we have died to sin, how can we
continue to live in it? Or have you
forgotten that when we became Christians
and were baptized to become one with
Christ Jesus, we died with Him? For we
died and were buried with Christ by
And just as Christ was raised from the
dead by the glorious power of the
Father, now we also may live new lives.
Since we have been united with Him in
His death, we will also be raised as He
was. Our old sinful selves were
crucified with Christ so that sin might
lose its power in our lives. We are no
longer slaves to sin.
For when we died with Christ we were set
free from the power of sin. And since we
died with Christ, we know we will also
share His new life.
So you should consider yourselves dead
to sin and able to live for the glory of
God through Christ Jesus.
Do not let sin control the way you live;
do not give in to its lustful desires.
Do not let any part of your body become
a tool of wickedness, to be used for
sinning. Instead, give yourselves
completely to God since you have been
given new life. And use your whole body
as a tool to do what is right for the
glory of God.
Sin is no longer your master, for you
are no longer subject to the law, which
enslaves you to sin. Instead, you are
free by God's grace.
Those who believed what Peter said were
baptized and added to the church — about
three thousand in all. They joined with
the other believers and devoted
themselves to the apostles' teaching and
fellowship, sharing in the Lord's Supper
and in prayer.