1 Peter 3:18-21
Christ suffered for all of our sins. Baptism is how we are joined to His resurrection. Noah found favor with God in the face of the world’s wickedness. Noah’s righteousness saved him. Baptism now saves us. Peter says, “Water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience.” In baptism, we are connected to the resurrection of Christ. We are joined to Christ Jesus, the righteous One who endured the suffering and death. Like the Great Flood, the suffering of Christ was a catastrophic event that brought about a lasting promise.
Christ made the greatest of all sacrifices by giving Himself for us. When was the last time you went out of your way for someone else?