Jesus invites us to a nourished life.
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus says, “whoever comes to me will never go hungry and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (Jn 6:35). And,
“I have come that you may have abundant life” (Jn 10:10).
At the Last Supper, Jesus takes bread, he blesses it, breaks it, then gives it away. As he did this, he said, “This is my body given for you.” Jesus identified his life with the bread of the Last Supper. In his life, he was called (taken) and blessed by the Father; in his incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection he was broken and given away.
To be a Christian is to identify with Christ. So, God uses this same four-fold process in us: we are taken (called/named); we are blessed (loved/nurtured); we are broken (recognize our sin); and, we are given away (nourishing others).
Nourish is a discipleship framework developed at Grace and based on these themes. It asks us to consider how our lives are patterned after Christ’s. How am I (or how are we) being taken? Blessed? Broken? Given? On this page, you will find resources to help you be formed into the pattern of Christ. May we be nourished so that we might nourish and bless others.
The Nourished Life.A Self Guided Reflection Exercise (Full Length)
Nourish Postcard (pdf of above postcard)
SpinnyWheel.com – Great app for 99¢ that the Council uses to randomly choose which aspect of the four-fold framework each member will focus on. P.S. We assign someone to set a timer (on their phone) for 2 minutes. When it goes off, the person sharing wraps up, and we pass the spinnywheel to the next person.