by Marvin D. Patterson

The Greatest of all is Among Us!
Marvin Patterson
Matthew 12:38-42

As we move through Matthew's Gospel, we are reminded that the Pharisees are plotting against our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They said that He had broken the Sabbath day laws, and also that He did His mighty miracles through the power of Satan. Jesus has just told them that they had committed the unpardonable sin, which is to attribute the power of the Holy Spirit to Satan. Jesus went to say that they would be judged by their words, whether they were good or bad. He explained that good words and works come from a good tree, and bad words and works from an evil tree.
Jesus always said what He meant, and meant what He said!
This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.

He immediately phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
Now the Pharisees continue to push the issue by asking for a sign that Jesus was who He claimed to be! Notice:

1-The sign of Jonah
38Then certain of the scribes and of ...

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