• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

RE Coursework Msgana Semere Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work. The word discipleship comes from the Latin word-meaning learner. Jesus was a teacher and he chose 12 people to be his disciples. These disciples had the duty to follow Jesus, they preached from the Gospel's and Jesus' teachings. They lived their life in service of others and the lord. A Christian may serve God through vocation. Vocation comes from the Latin word-meaning calling. Jesus had a vocation, the gospels indicate that when Jesus was baptised, he heard the voice of God calling him, he received the Holy Spirit. ...read more.

Middle

Christians show and share the love of God in the lives of others e.g. Doctors, Marriage. Being a disciple is to be a witness. Christians are called to be witnesses to the love of God and to their faith in Jesus. Witness gives evidence in public and by that they attract others to their Christian way of life. Christians spread their faith through out the world. Some but few are called martyr's. Martyr comes from the Greek word meaning witness. A martyr dies for their beliefs e.g. Martin Luther King and Oscar Romero. Martin Luther king was one man who spoke out against injustice and racism. ...read more.

Conclusion

Christians today may not want to die but can still serve God by being part of a religious community from a layperson to a pope. Christians have received the Holy Spirit in baptism. They are therefore called to share Christ's role in their every day lives as priest, king and prophet. In their priestly role they are called to private or public worship. - Mass. In their role as prophet they are called to proclaim God's truth, injustice and false truth. In their role as king they are called be guides for others - so that others will know what it means to be Christian. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Christianity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Christianity essays

  1. What are the moral and religious differences, if any, between euthanasia and suicide? Why ...

    She was sentenced to prison for two years, suspended for 18 months. Mr Justice Gross told her 'the pressures you faced were extreme' while he stated all human life was sacrosanct, her case had 'exceptional factors' and 'the merciful and right course' was to suspend her sentence.22 This case can

  2. Manasseh, the King of Judah

    That is, "Jerusalem is My possession. You have no right to set up any other gods there." Manasseh continued to disobey the Lord. Manasseh was reminded time and time again of the promises the Lord made to him, both positive and negative.

  1. What is Discipleship?

    but also unnoticeably spread the good news of god as common phrase. Most Christians don't realise that they are disciples and if asked what a disciple is they would probably rhythm off the 12 apostles because they don't realise that every single Christian is a disciple.

  2. AS level coursework

    have a strengthened relationship with God such as Priests, Nun's and Monks. This may mean that they have the power to perform miracles however the person wanting the miracle may not have enough faith in God in order to support the miracle.

  1. How a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work?

    This is also true for disciples 2000 years ago. Christians today do not suffer as much as they did in the time of Jesus but in some countries Christians do get persecuted and even attacked or killed. The first twelve disciples are not so sacrificial and some probably wouldn't give their life for God.

  2. Explain how living as a Christian disciple may influence the lives of Christians today.

    The Eucharist is the ceremony in which Christ's last meal with his disciples is celebrated with bread and wine, the bread symbolizes Jesus' body and the wine Jesus' blood. Although some Christians do not believe in going to church for example, Quakers and the Salvation Army.

  1. GCSE Religion Coursework- Christian Vocations

    Oscar Romero was a Roman Catholic priest from South America and he was shot whilst celebrating mass. He was very much an important figure in El Salvador and he felt that he had to speak out after his friend had been shot by a military firing squad.

  2. Commentary for "The May Poles and Their Queen".

    Then Orpheus attempts to repair the 'disequilibrium', by charming the creatures of the underworld. Next, according to Todorov, a 'new equilibrium' is often found. However, in Orpheus, this is not the case. Eurydice is left in the underworld and Orpheus's head is left singing alone in the upper world, still

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work