Church In A Brewery Week 13

Topic:  Jesus vs. Tradition?

Discussion questions:

  1.   “Tradition” is a loaded term.  What comes to mind when you hear this word?
  2. How did Jesus approach the tradition of his day?
  3. What do you think each parable means?
  4. How does knowing the backstory of Matthew change your perspective of the book of the Bible that he wrote?

Scripture referenced:
Mark 2:18-22 (NLT)

18 Once when John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why don’t your disciples fast like John’s disciples and the Pharisees do?”

19 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them. 20 But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

21 “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before.

22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”