Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead. But can you explain why He did? Was it just because He can? He didn't do it to show off. The Bible gives good reasons why He rose again.
Why did Jesus die? Most would answer, "To forgive my sins." This is true and sufficient for saving faith. But His death has deeper meanings that help us understand exactly how He forgives our sins.
Formulating our faith is like playing Jenga. Some beliefs can safely be tapped, poked or removed for inspection; others cannot. Jesus' resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith. If we take it out, the whole tower falls!
Baptism is an important part of conversion. But do we make it too important? We must be sure not to emphasize baptism more than the Bible does. Doing so makes it an idol and reduces it to a "divine dunking booth"!
Have you ever hooked up a light fixture or appliance in your home? This is what Jesus does when He saves us. He hardwires us into Himself by His Spirit.