Baptism is the beginning of our journey of faith in which we identify with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. In essence, it is dying to our old self and rising to a new life in Christ. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) We become disciples of Jesus and live a life following after the Lord in all that we say, all that we do, all that we are.