BS3 Your New Normal Part 1

The New Normal: Bible Study 3

New Wine.

Last year we sang New Wine (by Hillsong) as we felt God was getting us ready for new things. As you read through the words of the song, ask Holy Spirit to remind you of the things He was prompting in your heart last year and write down the phrases in the space next to the song.

VERSE 1:
In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

PRE-CHORUS:
So I yield to You and to Your careful hand
When I trust You I don’t need to understand

CHORUS:
Make me Your vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus bring new wine out of me

VERSE 2:
In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

VERSE TAG:
You are breaking new ground

BRIDGE:
Where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
The Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

The core of this message is God wanting to transform us ,write out Rom 12:1-2 for yourself ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It’s about giving up the old ways to make way for new things of God – the “crushing and pressing.” Can you identify how, in the last 6 months, you have experienced God ‘crushing and pressing’?

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Trials are never easy, but the trial does give way to joy. Read James 1:2-4 What characteristic does God want you to embrace? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is Holy Spirit showing you to renew and submit to, through what you identified in your experience above?

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When Moses and the Israelites stood before the Red Sea, Moses was looking forward while the Israelites were looking back in fear. (Exo 14:10-13) Fear and uncertainty can hold us back from moving into the new things God is calling us into. God says I’m taking you through something uncertain right now, and just because you don’t know it, doesn’t mean it’s not normal. What sea do you stand before?

What fear or uncertainty could be stopping you from stepping out into God’s New Normal for you? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Faith looks forward! God is looking to bring out the new wine in you.

What do the following scriptures explain New Wine to be? 

Song of Songs 1:2-4 ________________________________________________________

Eph 5:17 __________________________________________________________________

What does this song line mean to you in your current circumstances, “where there is new wine there is new power”?  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you think having a new wineskin means? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What does Jesus say about it in Matt 9:17? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What steps do you need to take to step into all God has purposed and prepared for you, through this new season?

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Lord, in the crushing, in the pressing You are making new wine. Forgive me for the fears that are holding me back from where You want me to be.  Teach me new ways to trust You so I can step into the New you are calling me into. Holy Spirit open my eyes and show me, fill me with a fresh infilling of your Spirit. May I be a new wine skin, a flexible container for the new anointing Lord you have for me. Jesus bring new wine out of me.