PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua the Wine Drinker

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One of the more colorful phrases that has entered our common English language heritage is from the old King James Bible: “wine bibber.”

It comes from a story told in both Matthew and Luke, a story about Yeshua disappointing some would be disciples. They were unenthusiastic about following him because he did not seem radical enough to them in some ways that mattered. It’s hard for us to believe that Yeshua would be less than radical in anyone’s eyes, but it all depends on what your criteria are. There are always people with certain hang-ups and pet ideas. Even the Messiah of Israel, when he was among us, failed to impress some.

What on earth do wine and Yeshua have to do with one another? What is Yeshua the wine drinker all about? What is this banquet and why is wine so important to Yeshua’s kingdom message?


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About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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2 Responses to PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua the Wine Drinker

  1. captainkudzu says:

    I wrote an article for my blog, captainkudzu.blogspot.com, a few months back about the Bible and alcohol. My Baptist upbringing had me believing that any use of alcohol was a sin. A close reading of the Bible changed my mind. Now I’ve come to appreciate beer in moderation. It’s like many other things that God created: too much is not good.

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