all new

Dale Cresap's picture

Do you observe old churches and those more recent? Do you see more life and growth in newer churches? I told a parable about old and new wineskins and you are correct in seeing the symbolism applied to churches. Yet everything that is old was once new, and in the passage of time things that are new now will become old. This is not a reason to reject established movements and continually jump to the latest thing, for this too has drawbacks. My lesson for you in this is one of continual renewal. On the cross I said that I make all things new. This is an ongoing principle. Ask me how it should be applied in your life and in your church.