Water Baptism symbolizes the cleansing we receive when we turn from our own way and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It is an outward act of obedience that allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to follow Christ. Jesus was baptized and tells all believers to do the same (Mark 1:9, Matthew 28:19-20). Water baptism illustrates Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and therefore is not only significant to the individual, but it reminds the whole church the redemptive work of Christ.