INTRO: Wine and the Bible, what a topic! In the last message we sought to prove that wine or unfermented grape juice could be stored for a long time without fermenting. The evidence is clear. And maybe someone says, “Well, all that sounds fine and good. But if the wine of the Bible is supposed to be unfermented, how can unfermented wine cause people to be merry? Is this not something only fermented wine would do?” We might take as a text Judges 9:13 that was read for us earlier. The vine said, “Should I cease my new wine, which cheers both God and men?” It is this question we want to address in this message.