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New wine and old wineskins

Parables about mending cloth and old wineskins.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese
John’s disciples and the Jewish leaders sometimes fasted, that is, went without food as part of their religion. One day some people came to Jesus and asked why His disciples didn’t do this too. – Slide 1
Jesus replied, ‘Do friends of the bridegroom refuse to eat at the wedding feast? Should they be sad while He is with them? But some day He will be taken away from them, and then they will mourn. Besides, going without food is part of the old way of doing things. – Slide 2
‘It is like patching an old garment with new unshrunk cloth! – Slide 3
‘What happens? The patch pulls away and leaves the hole worse than before. – Slide 4
‘You know better than to put new wine into old wineskins. – Slide 5
‘They would burst. The wine would be spilled out and the wineskins ruined. – Slide 6
‘New wine needs fresh wineskins.’ <br/>Jesus was teaching that new life in Him is new in every way. – Slide 7
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