The Word Among Us

July/August 2024 Issue

Becoming a New Wineskin

Two Key Ways to Soften Our Hearts

Becoming a New Wineskin: Two Key Ways to Soften Our Hearts

Of all the people awaiting the Messiah, John the Baptist and his disciples were probably the most devout, the most loyal, and the most dedicated. They lived an austere life in the wilderness of Judea. They subsisted on locusts and wild honey. They even risked arrest and execution because of their tireless call for the people to repent and be baptized.

But when Jesus, the Messiah they had been preparing for, arrived on the scene, he didn’t fit the pattern that John’s disciples were...


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