1 Corinthians 15:3-4 In baptism, the gospel is proclaimed: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, and he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
... baptism shows the Lord's death and the Resurrection.
... baptism portrays one's conversion.
... baptism declares our hope.
The Significance of Baptism
We need to recapture the dramatic significance that surrounded water baptism in the New Testament. Baptism proclaims to family, friends, and the world that you belong to Christ.
Baptism signifies belief and it demonstrates repentance from a past way of life. It declares total commitment to a new way of life and it is a witness to a new relationship with God.