Seattle Unity Sermon Videos 07-15-2018—”New Wine in Old Wineskins”

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sunday Sermon
“New Wine in Old Wineskins”

Sunday Service Video July 15th, 2018—“New Wine in Old Wineskins”—Here is the link and player to Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 07-15-2018.

Every year, Rev. Karen Lindvig develops an annual theme for framing the sermon lessons for the year. In 2018, our Annual Theme is “The Inner Pilgrimage.” The sub-theme for July is about the benefits of feeling discomfort. Here, in her July 15th, 2018 sermon, Karen traces the meanings of the story from Matthew, Chapter 9, verses 16-17 about putting new wine in old wineskins. She connects the dots between…(see more below)

Also, Pat Forest offers her reading of two quotations about “New Wine in Old Wineskins” (Details in the video below.)

Pat Forest Reading “New Wine in Old Wineskins”

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Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon—”New Wine in Old Wineskins”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “New Wine in Old Wineskins”

http://seattleunity.org — Reverend Karen Lindvig‘s sermon on July 15th, 2018 is titled “New Wine in Old Wineskins.” Rev. Karen continues her sermons related to the 2018 Annual Theme category of “The Inner Pilgrimage.” The sub-theme for July about the benefits of deliberate discomfort. Here, in her July 15th, 2018 sermon, Karen traces the meanings of the story from Matthew, Chapter 9, verses 16-17 about putting new wine in old wineskins. She connects the dots between this story and the great benefits of welcoming and embracing changes. Karen offers stories about people on Oprah Winfrey’s television talk show; the tragedy of children accidentally left in hot cars; the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther; the process of “chemicalization”; and the upcoming transformation of our physical building. Through these stories, she shows how embracing change in our community and the practice of creating a church experience can result from developing a deep understanding of how a stiff and rigid mind (old wineskins) cannot easily accept the new ideas (new wine).

Quotations related to this sermon:

Matthew 9:16-17

“No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth, for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse. People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

How to Stop Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins by Rev. Wayne Manning

You can’t put new ideas into old mind-sets. You can’t get new results with old behaviors. When wine is new, it is in a state of fermentation. It bubbles and expands as the fermentation gases are released. A fresh, pliable wineskin can absorb such expansion and slowly age-with the wine until the fermentation process is complete. To put fresh wine into an old wineskin, however, is asking for trouble. The old wineskin has assumed a definite shape and is no longer pliable. It is fixed and somewhat brittle. The activity of new wine will stress it beyond its ability to yield. And so both the wine and the skin are lost. We can’t put new ideas into old mind-sets. We can’t get new results with old behaviors. This is the heart of the new paradigm, and we must change our thinking from the old wineskin of working only outside of us to effect change to the new, fresh wineskin of inner work in the realm of cause. You can change your thinking now from the old to the new, from the impossible to the possible, from the limited to the unlimited.

– I am transformed by the renewing of my mind.
– I lovingly release all old, unproductive thoughts and feelings.
– I joyfully welcome new ideas from the Christ mind in me, and I am transformed.

Key ideas related to this sermon:

1. Suppose one has lived in wrong thought, and molded the body by wrong thought for years, until, as you might say, the person has become solidified in that wrong belief. You introduce the truth by strong denials and affirmations as has been taught. The very newness of it (and because it is truth) creates the first few days new hope, new joy and heath. After a little time a sort of mental ferment or agitation takes place. People are apt to feel very nervous and frightened away down it the depths of themselves.

2. Should you find yourself at any time in this state of internal excitement with aggravation of old, bad conditions, it needs only that you constantly affirm. “There is nothing to fear; perfect love reigns, and all is good; peace be still.” And very soon the brighter conditions will appear and you will find yourself on a much higher plane than you have ever been before.

Reading by Pat Forest texts are here:

Matthew 9:16-17

“No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth, for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse. People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

How to Stop Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins by Rev. Wayne Manning

“You can’t put new ideas into old mind-sets. You can’t get new results with old behaviors. When wine is new, it is in a state of fermentation. It bubbles and expands as the fermentation gases are released. A fresh, pliable wineskin can absorb such expansion and slowly age-with the wine until the fermentation process is complete. To put fresh wine into an old wineskin, however, is asking for trouble. The old wineskin has assumed a definite shape and is no longer pliable. It is fixed and somewhat brittle. The activity of new wine will stress it beyond its ability to yield. And so both the wine and the skin are lost. We can’t put new ideas into old mind-sets. We can’t get new results with old behaviors. This is the heart of the new paradigm, and we must change our thinking from the old wineskin of working only outside of us to effect change to the new, fresh wineskin of inner work in the realm of cause. You can change your thinking now from the old to the new, from the impossible to the possible, from the limited to the unlimited.

“I am transformed by the renewing of my mind.

“I lovingly release all old, unproductive thoughts and feelings.

“I joyfully welcome new ideas from the Christ mind in me, and I am transformed.”

http://www.unity.org/resources/articles/how-stop-putting-new-wine-old-wineskins

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