Dec
01

Wineskinology 101 (Pt. 3)

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Wineskinology 101 (Pt.3)

(You may want to review the previous two messages in this series)
The message is to compare natural wine with spiritual wine.

Matthew 9:17 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.”

Review: The Purpose of the Wineskin

The wineskin is a container to hold, carry, and pour out wine deliberately.

The Wine is to be drank by people.

The Wine is drank for a reason.

This teaching will focus on THE PURPOSE OF THE WINE.

Transition: The purpose of wine in bible times and even today is:

 
1. Celebration

The miracle at the Canaan wedding

John 2:9  When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.

John 2:10  And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

At a party:

-gifts are given and opened and enjoyed

-an occasion for thanksgiving and rejoicing

-Pentecost was harvest time (the gift of the harvest)

THE HOLY SPIRIT ENJOYS A GOOD PARTY (The angels do too!)


2. Fellowship

 Jesus fellowshipped at the table with ordinary folks.

Ps 23–My cup runneth over.   The Lord likes to pour a full cup for His friends.

Lujke 7:31 And the Lord said,[e] “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:

      ‘We played the flute for you,

And you did not dance;

We mourned to you,

And you did not weep.’

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.”

Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit and the common people liked him.

They did not think he was strange or weird.

He was not religious like the Pharisees.

He lived real life not the pretend plastic religious life.

Jesus hung out with winebibbers

The television sitcom Cheers—1982 – 1993

275 episodes-over 20 emmys-tons of nominations-America love the crowd that met regularly at a bar in Boston.

Cheers Theme Lyrics

 Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo – Cheers Lyrics

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.

Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,

and they’re always glad you came.

You wanna be where you can see,

our troubles are all the same

You wanna be where everybody knows

Your name.

You wanna go where people know,

people are all the same,

You wanna go where everybody knows

your name.

A church should  provide people with what they go to a bar to find.

-They want to belong
-They want to connect
-They want to be accepted
-They want to share their heart issues

Through relationships we can then introduce them to what they most need–the greatest relationship with Jesus!

Churches need to have people who are like bartenders. They are willing for people to share their struggles.

People don’t just go to bars to drink. They can something to drink at a package store and take it home. The bar is where they go to connect with other people.

We have the new wine to offer that is so much better than what the world has to offer.

 THE HOLY SPIRIT ENJOYS SEEING RELATIONSHIPS FLOURISH

3. Comfort (Ease Pain)

Mark 15:23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.

Physical

Emotional

THE HOLY SPIRIT SPECIALIZING IN ENCOURAGING AND COMFORTING

He is grieved when we don’t touch the hurting.

Where the wine of the Spirit is poured out, people will be encouraged and comforted.
 

4. Cleansing and Healing

Luke 10:34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

1 Timothy 5:23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.

THE HOLY SPIRIT LOVES TO BE POURED INTO WOUNDS AND TO MEND THE BROKEN
 

5. Boldness

Day of Pentecost

The same people who ran now took a stand.

The new wine did it. It made them brave.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL GIVE COURAGE AND BOLDNESS TO ACCOMPLISH GOD-SIZED ASSIGNMENTS
 

6. Affects Judgment

 The trampling of the grapes to make wine refers to judgment. Jesus was crushed and bruised that we might be made whole. In him, we are free from God’s wrath.

Rev, 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” 19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL LEAD US TO OPERATE FROM A PLACE OF NO JUDGMENT OR CONDEMNATION

 

THERE ARE TWO BASIC CAMPS ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE—

1.The church needs to be more holy. Meaning—more separated—meaning detached from the world.

2.The church needs to be more holy. Meaning so full of love and grace that she can wade into the worst of places the world has to offer and release the fragrance of grace and forgiveness.

1. Results in finger pointing, accusing, condemning, criticizing, hating, discriminating and judging

2. Results in becoming more broken over people’s sin, more compassion, more desire to touch them, more desire to understand them in order to reach them, willing to bear reproach to get to them.

1. Results in building our own fortress cities where we can live our lives more unaffected by the everyday world. We spend all our time together talking about how the world needs what we got. For the most part, it is a private party.

2. Results in building an open-house where people constantly come and go in order to get bread and drink to carry to the hungry and thirsty. Spend a lot of time going to the people who don’t yet know about the good stuff you have found. Wants everyone at the party.

Which one would Jesus join?

Other title ideas:
(Want to stir things up, use some of these titles…)
The Jesus Kind of Wine
Sipping in the Spirit
New Wine for A New Day
Needed: Church Bartenders
It’s Time to Serve Wine!


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