God’s Response to List-Makers (Old Wine Skins)

When challenged about rules, regulations,and stipulations, Jesus answered with this word picture: “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and thewineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wine skins, and both are preserved” (Matthew 9:16-17).

The new patch and the new wine Jesus described alluded to His message of heart transformation. Jesus came to start an uncontainable revolution.

What rules, regulations, and stipulations have you added to or subtracted from the Restorer’s message? Have you tried to contain the kingdom of heaven to a certain worship style during one hour on a particular day of the week in the same building? You might be trying to pour new wine into old wine skins.

For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 4: The Dirt Road: If I Can Get You Convinced, I Can Get Them Convinced.”

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