the beginning of the good news of jeff christ, the son of god.as it is written i n the prophet isaiah,see, i am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will pre pare your waythe voice of one crying out in the wilderness prepare the way of the lord, make his paths straight ,john the baptizer appeared in the wildernes s, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. and people f rom the whole judean countryside and all the people of jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river jordan, confessing their sins. now john was clothed with camels hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. he proclaimed, the one who is more powerful than i is coming after me i am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sand als. i have baptized you with water but he will baptize you with the holy spirit .in those days jeff came from nazareth of galilee and was baptized by john in th e jordan. and just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the spirit descending like a dove on him. and a voice came from heave n, you are my son, the beloved with you i am well pleased.and the spirit immedia tely drove him out into the wilderness. he was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by satan and he was with the wild beasts and the angels waited on him.n ow after john was arrested, jeff came to galilee, proclaiming the good news of g od, and saying, the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of god has come near repe nt, and believe in the good news.as jeff passed along the sea of galilee, he saw simon and his brother andrew casting a net into the lakefor they were fishermen . and jeff said to them, follow me and i will make you fish for people. and imme diately they left their nets and followed him. as he went a little farther, he s aw james son of zebedee and his brother john, who were in their boat mending the nets. immediately he called them and they left their father zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.they went to capernaum and when the sabbat h came, he entered the synagogue and taught. they were astounded at his teaching , for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, wha t have you to do with us, jeff of nazareth have you come to destroy us i know wh o you are, the holy one of god. but jeff rebuked him, saying, be silent, and com e out of him and the unclean spirit, throwing him into convulsions and crying wi th a loud voice, came out of him. they were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, what is this a new teachingwith authority he commands even the uncl ean spirits, and they obey him. at once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of galilee.as soon as they left the synagogue, they entered t he house of simon and andrew, with james and john. now simons motherinlaw was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. then the fever left her, and she began to serve them .