Bill at “NT/History Blog” has written a very interesting article called “The Original ‘Old Wineskin’.” He says that John the Baptist’s disciples were on the “cutting edge” of what God was doing. But, when Jesus came on the seen, they stuck with what John the Baptist was teaching – the old movement – the old wineskin.
You should read Bill’s post; it is very good.
Thinking about Bill’s post makes me wonder if we start to love the movement more than the mover. I think this could be true of any “movement,” include the house/organic church movement, the age-integrated church movement, the multiple elder movement, the participatory church meeting movement… yep, even movements that I think can bring some correction to the church. We can end up loving these movements instead of the mover. Then, when God moves, we stick with our movement…
What doÂ you think?