DIRECTION: Jesus described his new way of life as new wine that couldn’t be contained by the “old wineskins” of the Law and Temple.
It seems like a natural human tendency to turn a living and active way into a well-managed but somewhat lifeless institution.
On the other hand, when we blast away indiscriminately at the old traditions, there is a real danger of killing off the life that remains.
That is why we are asking God for his wisdom BEFORE we put our heads together and brainstorm our own ideas. Our church leaders offer no recommendations right now. It’s too early. We all need to pray together for God’s wisdom.
Won’t you ask him today to show us - show us ALL - how he would have us chip away anything (in our lives and in our church) that keeps his life from bubbling forth?