In this Sermon we explore what Jesus offers us. Not self improvement, not even a spiritual pick me up. We are offered connection with the very Gardener who planted us in this universe.
It is very possible to live a moral life and not be in love with God. One is mechanical. One is organic. One grows by mechanical addition, one grows by through living multiplication.
“He who wishes to have good fruit will begin with the tree, and plant a good one; even so he who wishes to do good works must begin, not by working, but by believing, since it is this which makes the person good. For nothing makes the person good but faith, nor bad but unbelief.” – Martin Luther Concerning Christian Liberty (1520)