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Jesus' Baptism and Temptation

Jesus came from Nazareth to the province of Galilee where he was baptised by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. As soon as Jesus rose from the water, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove. A voice came from heaven and said 'This is my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.' 

At once the spirit lead Jesus into the desert where he stayed for 40 days. He was tempted by Satan and wild animals were there, but angels came and helped him. 

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Calling of the Four Fishermen

After John had been sent to prison, Jesus went to Galilee and taught the Good News of God. 'The right time has come,' he said. 'The Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sin and believe in the Good News!' 

As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two fishermen, Simon and Andrew who were catching fish with a net. 'Come with me and I will teach you how to catch people.' At once the left their nets and followed him.

Further down the shore, he saw two brothers, James and John the sons of Zebedee. They were preparing their nets and as soon as Jesus saw them he called them. They dropped their nets and left their father with the hired men in the boat. 

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