February 24, 2008
In a locker room, the team captain calls on his teammates to get ready and take on certain responsibilities. Similarly, Alistair Begg points out, Jesus—the captain of His team, the church—calls us to make commitments through the ordinance of baptism. At Jesus’ own baptism, He set an example for us as His teammates. In accepting His gift of salvation, we then follow His directive to be baptized, showing our willingness to obey our captain in the responsibilities He assigns us.