the parable of the new wine in old wineskins

Stewart Redwine

Directly preceding the Parable of the New Wine in Old Wine Skins, Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees about why his disciples didn’t fast. His simple explanation, in essence, went like this: “Because I am here with them. They’re celebrating now; they’ll fast when I leave.” The Pharisees did not see the need for “new wine” or “new wineskins” because they didn’t believe Jesus was the Messiah. The child in this video understands that milk is poured into a bowl filled with cereal. But he looks inside the fridge and sees the gallon he usually pours into the cereal and decides to use it—except that the gallon of milk is rotten. Overlooking the new nonfat milk, he figures, “I can still use the gallon container, because that’s what I’m used to.”

Luke 5:33-39
33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.” 34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.” 36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”


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