Baptism is a public expression of an inward faith in Christ and the desire to follow Him. Jesus was baptized so we, as believers, want to follow His example. After the resurrection of Jesus, He told His followers to spread the news of His resurrection, baptize those who believe, and make disciples of them, or teach them to learn how to be like Christ. When a person is baptized, they are expressing to the church and community their belief in Christ and their desire to follow Him and become His disciple. Read Matthew 3:16 and Matthew 28: 18-20.