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9The Jesus, having come from Nazareth in Galilee, walked up, and John immersed him in the Jordan. 10As Jesus was stepping out of the river, he saw the fabric of reality torn open, and the Holy Spirit come through, settled down upon him in the form of a dove, 11and a voice from heaven was heard: "You are my Son, and I love you. You please me in every way."
12Immediately the Spirit directed him into the desert 13to do battle with Satan and overcome his temptations. The battle lasted forty days, and he was alone in the wild with the animals, but angels watched over him.
1In the beginning was Jesus — God's very thoughts made audible and visible — and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.
2He was with God before anything else existed.
3Through Jesus everything was created; without Jesus nothing was created that has been created.
4In Jesus was life — original, unborrowed, underived — and his life enlightens the mind about God; about his character, methods, and principles.
5The light of Jesus' Life shines in the darkened minds of human beings — darkened by Satan's lies about God — but their darkened minds have not understood the light.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
1Now, my brothers and sisters, let me remind you of the good news about God that I taught you, which you embraced and to which you have committed your lives. 2It is by the Remedy procured by Jesus that you have been healed — so long as you remain connected to Christ, holding firmly to the truth about God that I preached to you. For if you let go of this truth, you will relapse into selfishness and fear.
3The Remedy to selfishness — that I received and passed on to you as the single most import truth to share — is that Christ died in order to cure our selfish hearts and minds, just as the Scripture foretold. 4He died and was buried, but because — by his death — he destroyed the infection of selfishness and restored perfectly God's law of love within his humanity, he rose again on the third day in a perfected humanity, according to the Scriptures. 5The he physically appeared to Peter, and then to the other twelve ambassadors. 6After that , he physically appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at one time, most of them are still alive and can confirm this fact, though some have fallen asleep and rest in Christ. 7Then he physically appeared to James, then to all the ambassadors, 8and last of all, he physically appeared and spoke to me — a man who, like a premature baby, needed extra care and attention.