The Parables of Jesus – Old Garments, New Wineskins
In Matthew 9:14-17 we see Jesus get questioned by John’s disciples when they realize that they and the Pharisees fast a lot more often than Jesus and His disciples. That question sparked a three parable answer as to why Jesus and His disciples don’t fast as often. The principles of the three parables still stand today. Listen to Old Garments New Wineskins now!
Mini Sermon Outline
John’s Disciples notice that they and the Pharisees have been doing a lot more fasting than Jesus and His disciples.
- The Parable of the Bridegroom
“Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matthew 9:14-17
Overview of The Parables of Jesus
For the next few weeks we will be going over The Parables of Jesus. A parable is a short fictional story that has a teaching moment. They are often easy to detect in the Bible because when told, characters in parables do not have names. Instead you see generalizations like “There was a man…” or “The bride…”
Did You Miss The Love And Hate Series?
For the last few weeks we discussed What God loves and What He hates. If you missed it, you will definitely want to go back and give them a listen!