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In the parable of the wineskins, Jesus taught, “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved." Matthew 9:17. Wineskins are goatskins that are cleaned, tanned and sown together so that they could be used to carry liquids such as wine. When new wine was poured into an old wineskin, the fermenting of the wine would cause the wineskin to expand. Old wineskins would already be stretched out. If new wine was poured into an old wineskin, the old wineskin would burst as the new wine fermented. The Old Covenant was an old wineskin that would burst if filled with the new wine of the gospel. Jesus did not come to pour the New Covenant into the Old. He did not come to add something to the Old Covenant, but to replace it with something entirely new. Those who try to put the New Covenant into the Old Covenant ruin both the new wine and the old wineskin. Those who try to mix the Old Covenant with the New Covenant end up with confusion and error. The message this Sunday, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live, will consider the confusion that occurs when people try to pour the New Covenant into the Old Covenant. ... See MoreSee Less