The Story & Way of Jesus: New Wine Requires New Wineskins (10.18.21)

Processing and responding to the Sunday sermon

Opening Prayer

After the group welcomes one another, have one person open in prayer and then take 2-3 minutes of silence. As you sit in silence, ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart in love toward God and your group mates. 

New Wine in New Wineskins

On Sunday, Pastor Kevin Cooke preached from Mark 2:18-22 where the Pharisees were questioning Jesus about why His disciples were not fasting and John’s disciples were.

Jesus answered this question with a question, (which Jesus is so very good at doing), in verses 18-20, and then went on in verses 21-22 talking about sewing a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, and trying to put new wine into old wineskins.

In Pastor Kevin’s sermon he shares about how this latter section of the passage highlights the process of change in a follower of Jesus. Why does new wine has to go into new wineskins.

This week’s guide will provide space to dig in further, prayerfully process, and then discuss the sermon.

Reflection and Discussion

Read aloud Mark 2:18-22, and then prayerfully and silently reflect on the passage and these questions.

After silently reflecting, take these thoughts into a time of group discussion.

Closing Intercession

Pray for your group, our church, our city, and our world.