Matthew 28:18-20 "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
a. 6 unfold the meaning of water baptism itself
Matt 28:18-20; Acts 19:5; Romans 6:3-11; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21
b. 4 refer to the Spirit's baptism or connection of the believer into Christ at saving faith, to which water baptism points as a sign signifying that prior reality
Matthew 3:11; Acts 10:47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:4-5
4. Saving Faith, followed by believer's baptism, are prerequisites to participation in the Lord's table. Note the consistent pattern below:
a. Jesus submitted Himself to baptism, and then ordained His covenant meal on the eve of His crucifixion.
Matt 3:13-17 & Matt 26:26-29; Mark 1:9-11 & Mark 14:22-25; Luke 3:21-23a & Luke 22:17-20; John 1:29-34 & John 13-16.
b. The early church baptized their converts, who in turn got to celebrate the "breaking of bread" or "Lord's supper". Acts 2:38-41; 16:30-34
c. Paul speaks of baptism at the beginning of 1 Corinthians and then later on speaks of the Lord's table in the same epistle.
1 Corinthians 1:14-17 & 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
This post has aimed to inform the reader as much as possible about all the New Testament scriptures that speak on the subject of believer's baptism. As always, I encourage people to reference each verse given in every blogpost to see for themselves what the scriptures say. May God be glorified!