Pastor Gary reminds us that God can, by pruning, bring about more fruitful living in discipleship. The cross of Christ is the symbol of the Tree of Life. Jesus, the true vine, is the center of it all.
Reading: John 15:1-8
I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.John 15:5 (NRSV)