ISBN: 9781940269795

Author: Phil Baker


Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ

Have you ever felt you needed a seminary education to understand the Bible? Or been told that a basic command of Jesus like “Love your enemies” didn’t really mean to love your enemies?

In NEW, author and pastor Phil Baker reveals how the earliest believers approached the words of Jesus: seriously and simply. The Church grew rapidly during those first three centuries, as they filtered their understanding of everything else by His words. What impact would be felt today if Jesus’ followers again were to take his teachings at face value, allowing them to be the lens by which we view everything else?

Jesus said new wine must be poured into new wineskins. Whether a brand-new Christian or a long-time believer, you no doubt came to faith while wearing an “old wineskin”—presuppositions about Him, His teaching, the Holy Spirit, evil, and the Old Testament. NEW will help you shed those old filters that are obscuring your ability to interpret the Bible accurately, and hindering you from understanding and accepting the plain instructions of Jesus Christ.

God wants to adorn us in new wineskins, to receive Him correctly and to live victoriously.

Author Bio

Phil Baker holds a BA in Christianity and psychology from Houston Baptist University, and an MRE from West Coast Bible College and Seminary. Recently, Phil and his wife, Stephanie, heard God calling them to risk it all and begin a church out of their home in Houston, Texas. Two years later, they adopted two beautiful Houstonian siblings, and with their two dogs, the Baker bunch was complete. When he’s not reading, or writing songs, Phil can often be found blogging at

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