Acts 2:38: “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’.“
All who repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as Saviour should be baptised, making the first step to water baptism is really importance as a believe in Jesus its about being obedience in our life of discipleship. When we go through water baptism we are showing our commitment to Christ.
We follow Christ’s example in everything.
In John 3v22 the Scriptures tell us that Jesus spent time with his Disciples and Baptised them, this is important part of the commissioning of the Church Matt 28v18-20
In Matthew 28:19 we are told the name in which we should be Baptised into,
“The Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus was Sinless, but he still was Baptised as an example, also the disciples were taught the important of Baptism.
Baptism in water is by submersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers.
The significance of water baptism is that it symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and our identification with Jesus.