Do you want the "new wine"? Or maybe it doesn't excite you very much. Especially if you don't really know what it is. But Jesus implies that if you're one of His followers, you're going to want the "new wine".

Yet lots of church-goers could care less. Same thing in Jesus' day. In Luke's version of the "new wine" parable, Jesus adds a warning:

Lk 5.39: And no-one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, "The old is better."

But that's not true of people who follow Jesus. "Jesus people" are going to "want" the "new wine".

O.K. So, I'm a follower of Jesus. I want the new wine. (Whatever it is.) I want to lay off the "old wine", and start "drinking" the "new".

What is it? Where is it? How do I get it? How do I "swallow" the "new wine"?

Many say that drinking the "new wine" of Christ is simply to follow the Path He's laid out -- the path into the Kingdom of God.

Whatever that means.

Others say the "new wine" is "being filled with the Spirit" Who Jesus "poured out" on the Day of Pentecost.

That might have some truth to it, but it's really a roundabout way to get to the "new wine".

Let's pause a moment and think: Other than giving us the "new wine" parable, does Jesus actually present us with the "new wine"?

Yes. He did so at the Last Supper.

Mt. 26.27f: When He had taken a cup [of wine] and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying,