As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.1
And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son,2 whom I love; with you I am well pleased."3
At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert,
and he was in the desert forty days,4 being tempted by Satan.5 He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
After John6 was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee,7 proclaiming the good news of God.8
"The time has come,"9 he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe10 the good news!"11
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him.12
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.