Embracing the new is not easy. But in Christ we are made new, and new creations must embrace new ways of thinking and living. In Mark 2:18-22, Jesus stresses the importance of “new,” and sets a new tone for the rest of the book of Mark. He makes it clear that He is here to challenge and transform us. Listen as Pastor Jeff unpacks the truths of this passage of scripture.
READ ALONG: MARK 2:18-22
18 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
19 And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days. 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”