What does being dunked in water do for us? Why is baptism necessary or important? Paul tells us in Titus 3:5-7, when he writes, "But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Within these verses we see four things that baptism does for us that we cannot do without...
I. BAPTISM BRINGS ABOUT REGENERATION AND RENEWING
II. BAPTISM BRINGS ABOUT THE POURING OUT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
III. BAPTISM BRINGS ABOUT JUSTIFICATION BY HIS GRACE
IV. BAPTISM BRINGS ABOUT THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE