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Now when Jesus was about thirty years of age, a man named John the Baptist came preaching and baptizing in the wilderness, saying, “Repent: Prepare yourselves for the Lord.”
John was the messenger the prophets had foretold would announce the coming of the Savior. Then Jesus came to the Jordan river to be baptized by John. And when John saw Jesus coming, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.”
And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up out of the water, and the heavens opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove and light on Him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Then, after Jesus spent forty days in the desert, Satan, who had successfully tempted Eve in the Garden, tried ways of tempting Jesus—but Jesus would not sin.
Finally, Satan took Jesus to an especially high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. Then Satan said, “All these things I will give to you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
Jesus answered, “Get away from me, Satan: because God has written that, you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.”
While Jesus, the son of God, lived on earth in the form of a man, He was tempted in all the same ways we are, yet He never sinned.
So, where Adam failed, Jesus succeeded. This showed that Jesus indeed could be the Savior of mankind—the lamb sent from God.
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