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PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY

Jan 18 3.1 In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesars reign, when Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod Antipas ruler of Galilee, his brother Philip, that of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias that of Abilene. During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, Gods word came to John the Baptist, Zechariahs son, in the desert. John wore camels hair and a leather waist belt. His food was locusts and wild honey. Throughout the Jordan River basin, he preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins saying, “Repent, for Gods Kingdom is near,” as the prophet Isaiah wrote:

Jesus replied, “It also says, Do not test the Lord your God.