Today we will see how John the Baptist begins his ministry of baptizing people. As they go under the water it will represent their old life — one without Jesus living in them. When they are raised up out of the water — this will represent their new life in Christ. — For us –as we are baptized -it will show our family, friends and co-workers that what has happened on the inside will now be shown to the world in an outward sign. Being baptized will show the world that you now align yourself as a true follower of Christ.