A voice from heaven said, "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you."
At once the Spirit brought him into the desert,
where he was tempted by Satan for 40 days. He was there with the wild animals, and the angels took care of him.
After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and told people the Good News of God.
He said, "The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News."
As he was going along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the sea because they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them, "Come, follow me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish."
They immediately left their nets and followed him.
As Jesus went on a little farther, he saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat preparing their nets [to go fishing].
He immediately called them, and they left their father Zebedee and the hired men in the boat and followed Jesus.
Then they went to Capernaum. On the next day of worship, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.