Jesus’ followers and true family; Jesus explains why his power couldn’t come from Satan and refuses to give a sign to the Pharisees, mentioning Jonah by way of explanation. He tells the parable of the farmer sowing seed then later tells the disciples why He speaks n parables and what they mean: Luke 8:1–3; Mark 3:20–30; Matthew 12:22–45; Mark 3:31–35; Matthew 12:46–50; Luke 8:19–21; Mark 4:1-9; Matthew 13:1–9; Luke 8:4–8; Mark 4:10–20
How much had the Pharisees seen when they asked Jesus or a miracle to prove His authority? Had they seen the lame walk, the blind see, sins forgiven? If so, what sign were they asking for, and why did Jesus say He would give them only one sign—that of Jonah:
Matthew 12:39-40 Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.