Be Nourished & Transformed

“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”(John 6:35 CEB)

Believe.

What does it mean to believe?

Believe the teachings of Jesus.

Is that all it means?

Believe. Support. Embrace. 

Take into yourselves.

So it is to show we believe through our actions?

Believe. Absorb. Gulp. Eat.

So it is filling ourselves with the life, actions, teachings, and love of the Christ. 

Believe. Eat the bread of life. Let it nourish and become a part of you.

So it is to fill ourselves with the very essence of the Christ, the bread of life. 

That’s it. Believe. Support. Embrace. Absorb. Gulp. Eat. Be nourished and transformed.

Amen.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 6, John 6:35-59, narrative lectionary, New Testament

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