The Parable of the New Wineskins. To attribute the idea of incompatibility to Jesus, as a way of describing his relationship to Judaism, is bad theology and bad history. I don’t know where to begin with racial reconciliation... Have you found yourself retreating from seeking God and his kingdom due to uncertainties and fears caused by this difficult season? Like Peter, we are sent. 50 days is not that long (especially when we think in terms of Peter’s transformation from the cross and Pentecost). But now we’re worn out, having exhausted the healthy ways of dealing with uncertainty. When a person first becomes a Christian, he is told of the many things that are expected of him. {38} No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. Yes. However, only the very gifted went on to study beyond the age of 12 or 13 and only the truly exceptional (and perhaps wealthy) went on to become apprentices of the sages. In the midst of all this reclines Jesus and his disciples. (Isa 43:18-19) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. A movement that is good cannot continue to do damage to God’s kingdom. ), TORAH CLUB VOL.#4 CHRONICLES OF THE MESSIAH, PARASHAH: EXODUS/SHEMOT, GOSPEL LUKE 5:12-39. *AWESOME TEACHING ON THE “PARABLE OF THE WINESKINS (YOU CAN’T TEACH OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS).” I AGREE TOTALLY WITH THIS EXEGESIS. If there’s no new wine coming from the church, where will it come from? We all change ways of doing things. The new covenant promises a complete sacrifice for sin at Calvary. If he does, the new lesson will be ignored by the scholar. There are healings in Jesus’ name. We’re left wondering, “Is there light at the end of this tunnel?”. Jesus’ disciples had just received new teachings from the Lord and they needed to know how to relate that life to the old truths of the Jewish faith. In the first parable Jesus observes that no one patches an old garment using cloth from a new one. This was the case with Jesus’s choice of disciples. The key point: To share new wine with the world. Faithfulness: The Path to Holiness and Salvation, God to Parents: Teach Your Values, Not Your Child’s, Prioritizing God’s Values – The Importance of Truth, Parable of the Wineskins (You Can’t Teach Old Dogs New Tricks), Fall 2018: Reading the Genesis Creation Stories Again For The First Time, New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus. But in the New Testament, the bridegroom is the Son of God and the bride is His church” (Mark, 47). Your email address will not be published. The new kingdom is bigger and unexpected. For example, R. C. Sproul says “The bridegroom in the Old Testament is God and the bride is Israel. As the meal progresses, the Pharisees began to ask Jesus’s disciples questions such as, “How often do you fast?” The disciples are unable to answer with their mouths full, so they shrug and look at Jesus. They are fishermen, tax collectors and “sinners”. To place it into the teachings of Jesus is not supportable either in the text of Holy Scripture or the culture of His day. Almost all commentators have agreed that the old wine, old wineskins and the old coat are metaphors for salvation by obedience to the Mosaic Law. In a similar way, we cannot expect a new Christian to have the motivation to immediately go for overnight prayer meetings, street evangelism or fasting. With these illustrations, Christ taught how to relate the old and the new. He calls an afraid Peter. July 21, 2020. He turns you into a totally new creation. If new wine was poured into old wineskins, the pressure of the gas from the fermentation would break the old wineskin and the wine would sip out and be lost. But a Christian who deliberately holds on to sin has so much inconsistency in him that he becomes so miserable. (Acts 17:11) Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Similarly, God uses the seasons of life (ups and downs) to form in us new wine. Jesus invites us, “Come be with me.” Let us say, “Jesus, form new wine in me.”. The Day of Preparation – Where Did This Phrase Originate. What is God’s general purpose for our life. Similarly, just as new wine would burst the old skins and be spilled, so too  would the Gospel of Grace be lost within the context of the Mosaic Law. There have been much chin-pulling over these two parables. Seeing people with eyes of the Kingdom, not a political party. ), Many of us had great aspirations for quarantine. Within the last fifty or so years, critical scholarship has come to acknowledge that Jesus was not trying to start a new religion, nor was his intention to dismantle the Law of Moses[4]. We must get rid of all sins that God brings to our attention. Perhaps an updated, less metaphorical lesson would be useful: There once was a celebrated metal welder who was known in northeast Minnesota for his excellent work. I’ve rewritten the Lukan version of the two parables taking into account this new context: Finally, the Avot interpretation solves the problems raised by Luke 5:39, “And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good. Required fields are marked *. Ask God to deepen this friendship. Opening thoughts—old & new ways of doing things, We all change ways of doing things. Jesus is saying some things just cannot be mixed. Coffee to tea. Evidently, the problem this created for the later scribes of Matthew and Mark (i.e., it reverses the value of the new wine), was so contradictory to their doctrine that they simply left it out[5]. Is the new revelation Biblical and simply stating God’s word in a different way or is it contradicting God’s clearly stated word in the Scriptures? Thus, only wine not yet fermented (= new wine) can be placed into new wineskins. Your email address will not be published. On the periphery of the scene are the Pharisees as well as several of John’s [1] as well. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. This verse is found only in Luke’s version of the double parable, and even then the Western version of the text omits it. When God reveals a new thing, He sometimes wants us to totally forget about the old. '” If the parable is comparing Jesus’s Torah teaching (New Wine) with the Pharisee’s Torah teaching (Old Wine) the meaning becomes perfectly clear. {37} And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. The New Covenant is viewed as replacing the Old. Like the parable, the inconsistency will eat us up. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. Elisha ben Avuyah said: “He who studies as a child, unto what can he be compared? {18} A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. {39} And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is better.'”. What has, in fact, become worn and obsolete is the very notion that the historical Jesus was opposed to the practice of Torah. Jesus responds with two parables; the Parable of the Old Coat and the Parable of the New Wine. It is courageous, loving, and full of truth, and he offers this new wine to the thousands listening. Their meaning seems obvious, at least on the surface. Similarly, no one teaches a new lesson to a scholar. No one watching the video would ever suspect that the movement is a cult movement. We cannot know for sure. When bad things happen to us, it could be that God is. If the church wants to accept it, it will have to study the Bible in detail to see if the new movement is Biblical, study the movement itself to see if it is Biblical, convince the church members to accept it.