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Explain how this teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today?

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Explain how this teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today? The teaching of discipleship affects the life of a modern day Christian in many different ways. The teaching of Christian belief, practice, authority, organization and sacrifice affects how a modern day Christian lives his life. Christian belief affects how a modern day Christian lives his life because he must consider how he can show as much belief as the original twelve disciples showed in Jesus and what he did. Belief is shown many times in Mark's gospel. Simon and Andrew had belief in Jesus because when Jesus says to them "come with me and I will teach you to catch men" they just drop everything and go with him. This is very important because if they said no, then there probably wouldn't be disciples, but the didn't say no, they just dropped everything and went with Jesus which showed that they had belief in him. ...read more.

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The lesson Jesus taught is that it is not how much is given but the spirit in which it is given that matters most. This is another inspirational quote that modern day Christians follow. Most Christians do not feel called to give up all there money but try hard not to be controlled by it or let it influence their lives negatively. A Christian whose beliefs affected his life and eventually brought about his death, was Martin Luther King, who fought for the blacks' right to vote. Martin Luther King used his religion, beliefs and non - violent protest to get the vote for American blacks. Martin Luther King was very dedicated to his religion and this affected how he lived his life. Martin Luther King's beliefs helped him a lot in life, especially when he was protesting. When he was protesting the police often reacted with violence, but he told his followers not to react, but to turn the other cheek and offer them to hit that one. ...read more.

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Catholics believe that the Pope has the authority that St Peter was given by Jesus, whereas the Church of England recognizes the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the monarch. The Quaker Protestant's do not recognize the authority of vicars or priests or bishops, they need only the Bible and the authority of Jesus' light inside them - Quaker Protestant's do not even have a church or a holy place of worship, all they need is the bible. They see the original twelve as having no hierarchy so they don't have either. This is there interpretation of the bible. All these affect how a modern day Christian lives their life because which church they belong to affects their lives in different ways. As you can see the different ways a modern day Christian interprets the bible, influences the way it affects his life. His beliefs also play a big part in affecting his life, just like the disciples, whose beliefs affected their lives almost to the extent that they became new people. Callum Livingston Re - Discipleship coursework Center N.O. 423061 1 ...read more.

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