Irrigation, Living Water & New Wineskins

Our dry souls need to be irrigated with much Living Water.  An effective irrigation system has many waterspouts, not just one.  God’s living water flows lavishly in church meetings when many people are free to share the living water that God has put in their heart.  The Living Water is limited when only one special man is allowed to speak.

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” -Jesus Christ

New wine is the Holy Spirit — the Living Water. Perhaps old wineskins are customary ways of doing church and new wineskins are fresh, creative ways of doing church.

Participatory, organic church, based on open sharing and testimonies, rather than on a one-man sermon, is an amazing new wineskin capable of holding much new wine!

Get irrigated!  Experience it for yourself in Nashville, TN — Sundays at 10:45 am., 225 Berry St., 37207 — at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center where everyday people irrigate one another.  You’ll be glad you got irrigated and full of New Wine!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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4 Responses to Irrigation, Living Water & New Wineskins

  1. David says:

    great post Steve, ya lets get irrigated! 🙂

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