Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath by Marvin D. Patterson

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath
Marvin Patterson
Matthew 12:1-14

A man and his young son went to church, and when they came out the father was complaining that the service was too long, the preacher was no good, and the singing was off-key.

Finally the little boy said, "Daddy, I thought it was pretty good for a dime."


The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her preacher father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day she asked him why.

"Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages, "I'm asking the Lord to help me to preach a good sermon."

"Well then, how come He doesn't do it?" she asked.


After a church service on Sunday Morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother, "Mom, I've decided to become a minister when I grow up."

"Well," said the little boy, "I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell than to sit and listen."


A Sunday school teacher challenged her children to take some time on Sunday afternoon to write a letter to God. They were to bring their letter back the following Sunday.

One little boy wrote, "Dear God, We had a good time at church today. Wish you could have been there."


We are reentering an exciting journey in the wonderful Gospel of Matthew! We have traveled with Jesus from His birth, at Christmas, through His baptism, and then His temptation. We studied the most dramatic sermon ever preached in Matthew 5-7 in the Sermon on the Mount. In chapters 8-9, Jesus performed a series of wondrous miracles designed to prove to the masses of people that He was indeed the promised Messiah, sent from God to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.

In chapter 10, Jesus sent His 12 Apostles out on their first missionary journey to spread this wonderful news about the Savior ...

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