March 7, 2021 Lord’s Day Service

New Wine Needs New Wineskins

(Mark 2:13-22)

Overseer Sung-Hyun Kim

sent His Beloved Son to the earth
for the sake of
the will that was fulfilled in heaven,
and also wanted to fulfill it on earth (Mt 6:10).
Since the name ‘Jesus’ is full of God’s will
that was fulfilled in heaven (Mt 1:21),
Jesus did not come to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance (Mk 2:17).
Worldly religions put stress on ethics and moral (Mt 5:17-20),
so they regard sinners and those with them as virtueless (Mk 2:16).
Jesus did not come to call healthy people who do not need a doctor,
but came to call the sick who need a doctor.
Jesus did not come for worldly religions,
but came to call sinners who could not cope with religion (Mt 3:5-9).
Religion is a worn-out wineskin and cannot contain new wine.
God regards a repentant person without religion as a new wineskin.
The truth is blocked by religion
and is always judged ethically by it (Mt 23:1-7).
The Holy Spirit does not enter religion, but comes on
those who repent and works (Acts 2:37-39).
○ As new wine must be put into new wineskins,
you cannot accept the truth by religious conscience.
○ Look at the Lord’s calling.
Is there a religious righteous person?
He called all those who were worthy to be condemned.
○ Do not boast of a religious conscience,
have the heart of a repentant sinner,
repent, and be baptized to become a new wineskin.
※ Those who boast of a religious conscience cannot become the Lord’s servants.
God chooses spirits of sinful tax collectors and prostitutes
who repent and return to Him.