Luke 5:36 “He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. But new wine must be put into new wineskins." The parable found in Matthew 9:14-17 (also Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-39) expresses the importance of our commitment to the pure doctrines of Jesus Christ. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. Likewise, Jesus' new way of life is incompatible with old habits and beliefs! 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Parable of the cloth and wineskins (Luke 5:36-39) He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. What is He saying in this passage? People knew not to put new wine in old wineskins or a new cloth patch on an old shirt. They have been following Yeshua, learning from him and scrutinizing him. {37} And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. He compares the feast to a wedding feast. Parable of the Wineskins Q – In Luke 5:33-39, Jesus offers the wineskins parable when asked about fasting. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 1. NEW CLOTHES ON OLD COAT__ MATT 9:16-17 NEW WINE IN OLD SKIN__LUKE 5: 36-39 TEXT. They would not deign to eat with the sinners and tax collectors that constitute Yeshua's friends an… 14. And He went out again by the sea, and all the crowd came to Him, and He taught them. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wine skins are ruined. "I was reading the Gospel of Mark and came across the parable of the patches and the wineskins and I don't think I understand what Jesus means." If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. New wineskins were crucial but were not comfortable/worn in. The passage our writer is wondering about is found in Mark 2.21-22 and reads: "No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. As hard as I strain to understand this parable, I feel I’m missing something – or wind up craving a really mellow Cabernet! Wineskins were made from animal skins, and old ones would burst. {37} And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. And passing by, He saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of tribute, … There is singing and drinking and eating and merriment, and in the midst of it reclines the Master and his disciples. Jesus explains that He's not fasting because He's feasting. On the periphery of the scene are the Pharisees and several disciples of Yochanan the Immerser.We should not assume that the two groups are mutually exclusive. This parable describes how God works to form new wine in the new kingdom. Imagine, if you will, a banquet at the house of Levi the tax collector. Likewise, it is not comfortable when God builds new wineskins into us. Parable of the cloth and wineskins ( Luke 5:36-39 ) He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. Old Wineskins and New Wine 13.