all things new — Part Two: GRACE MAKES ROOM FOR THE NEW
Grace, if it weren’t for grace, we couldn’t be a “new creature in Christ…” we would still be stuck in our old ways, but grace not only covers sin, it empowers righteous living. Shame, grief, pain, old habits; it doesn’t have to stick around. Just like a piece of cloth sewn on an old wine skin, it won’t hold. What you used to do isn’t possible when you’re in Christ. “Old things have passed away, behold new things have come.”
MARK 2:21-22. 21 No one sews a piece of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.”
1. The Pharisees had become rigid, like old wine skins. They couldn’t accept that Christ was the son of God. They were trying to mix the old covenant with the New covenant.
IF WE CONTINUE IN OUR OLD WAYS OF LIFE WE WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE NEW WINE THAT HE HAS TO OFFER.
THERE HAS TO BE A SEPARATION, BEING SET APART FOR HIS GLORY.
WE can’t grow in faith By ADDING IN THE NEW WINE into YOUR OLD WINESKIN… IT DON’T WORK THAT WAY!
WE CAN’T BRING THE OLD INTO THE NEW
WE CAN’T PUT SOMETHING OLD INTO SOMETHING NEW
WE CAN’T BRING THE PAST INTO THE NEW
BUT Thats The Power of Grace, it makes room for the new!
Jesus came to redeem, He didn’t come to patch up the mistakes in your life,
He didn’t come so that you would live in bondage,
He didn’t come so that we would wear patches of shame and guilt. He came to redeem and fulfill the Old Testament, He would be the “lamb that would take away the sins of the World”
The LAW couldn’t wash away, clean the conscience like the blood of Jesus.
He came to deliver, he came to replace the old with the new!
2. JESUS came to give a new life, a new heart, new wine, which is His Spirit.
NEW WINE BRINGS NEW POWER WHICH BRINGS NEW LIFE!
IT’S HIS GRACE THAT MAKES ROOM FOR THE NEW!
Grace pushes out what doesn’t need to be in our lives and ushers in the new wine!