Verse 2 caught my attention today:
And it came to pass that whosoever did not belong to the church who repented of their sins were baptized unto repentance, and were received into the church.
I just love the reminder that repentence is available to us. No matter what our sins, we can repent and be washed clean. It reminds me of a favorite quote of mine: "It doesn't matter how far you've travelled down the wrong path; you can turn around."