Welcome to The Lord’s Garden where Jesus is the husbandman. The Lord’s Garden is a born again, non-denominational church dedicated to preparing a people ready for the Lord. We have a heart to be the Lord’s hands and feet in a broken and hurting world that needs Jesus, but even more so to have his heart and eyes.
We believe that though all men are dead in their trespasses and sins, yet we can be quickened (i.e. made alive) in Christ Jesus and be saved by grace through faith (Eph 2:5,8), not by any self-righteous works we may try to do. A person must believe in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and must confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord in order to obtain the gift of eternal life that is in Jesus Christ. When we freely choose to do this we now become born again into a new spiritual life where we begin a life-long journey where God’s desire and will for us is to be conformed to the image of His Son (Ro 8:29).
If we are to be conformed to Jesus Christ, then we each must continually “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Ro 12:2 But to know God’s will in fullness, we must learn God’s word. This is the great work of the church called discipleship.
But as too many forget, the true fruit of discipleship, that the husbandman Jesus is looking for in his people is not just getting men to obey, for any slave can learn to obey, but the Father of the vineyard is looking for sons and daughters – those who desire to grow up and have his heart. The truest fruit of discipleship is to be a Christian, i.e. Christ-like, to reflect his character. As Jesus himself said, “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master” (Mt 10:25). This is our calling at the Lord’s Garden, not to an organization or to a church or a set of men “in charge”, but “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Eph 4:13).