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

How the Teaching of Mark's Gospel affects the Lives of Christians Today.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

AO2: How the Teaching of Mark's Gospel affects the Lives of Christians Today As described in AO1: Christ's teachings to his disciples in Mark's Gospel had a marked affect on the creation and history of the Church, therefore having a definite relevance to the lives of everyday Christians, including their lifestyles, behaviour and attitudes. The calling of Christ is still evident today. People can take a "vocation" (literally meaning calling) to the priesthood, religious orders or the ordained ministry, and must change their lifestyle accordingly for this reason. They are required to turn their backs on personal wishes and commit themselves to God, as described in their vows; celibacy, poverty, and obedience. ...read more.

Middle

As the Catechism states, in accordance to my point; 1709. "He who believes in Christ becomes a son of God. This filial adoption transforms him by giving him the ability to follow the example of Christ. It makes him capable of acting rightly and doing good. In union with his Saviour, the DISCIPLE attains the perfection of charity which is holiness. Having matured in grace, the moral life blossoms into eternal life in the glory of heaven. " The mission of the twelve, as mentioned in AO1, is still carried out by modern organisations like Christian Aid, CAFOD, and many others. But, even though we do things today, is there still a fundamental aspect of discipleship; COST? ...read more.

Conclusion

A disciple does the will of God and the fact that a person is Christian would most probably the will of the Lord! Disciples must be prepared to follow in the life of Jesus, even when this involves rejection, and death; and as discussed before, some Christians have done this and continue to do this. As a disciple, your nature should be one of servititude without rank and privilege, definitely affecting the lifestyle of individuals. Disciples should view the beliefs of others with respect, no matter what their own beliefs are. Finally, a disciple imitates the life of Christ, as we are called to do through the Sacraments. To conclude, the affects of Discipleship on the average Christian lifestyle are many and varied in their properties, and their potential to grow in perfection with Christ. ...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. Luke's Gospel

    answer Although Luke claims that his Gospel is an 'orderly account' this does not mean that his Gospel is chronologically or historically accurate. Luke was writing Salvation history; that is history with a theological outlook. His purpose was therefore salvation history.

  2. Parables. Give an account of the content and teaching of the Good Samaritan and ...

    know, then why wouldn't someone who wants to be part of God's people? Eight chapters later, Jesus tells The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. This tells the story of a Pharisee and a tax collector praying in the Temple.

  1. Catholic Social Teaching

    Jesus Christ is our true model in demonstrating the Catholic attitude to the vulnerable and less well off in society. Luke especially underlines Jesus' caring and compassionate attitude to outcasts, widows, and those sick in society as he came

  2. Is there a message for the people of today in the Book of Revelations?

    The fact that John writes to them particularly suggests that he had no audience in mind other than them, causing me to doubt whether Revelation is of any importance today.

  1. Abortion, a christians view.

    Thus: "You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born (infanticide)."7 The Roman Catholic Church expresses the strongest objection of any Christian Church on abortion.

  2. The beliefs Christians hold about their moral responsibility for those at the beginning and ...

    They believe only God can take away life as he gave it to us. Some people believe if one is suffering then it is better to let them die however Pope John Paul II describes this as "a disturbing perversion of mercy" (Humae Vitae).

  1. What can a study of Marks gospel tell Christians of different dominations the meaning ...

    Although some Christians may not agree with this. The text on Jesus' burial in the gospel (Mark 5 42-47) can tell Christians today the importance of the Sabbath day as it was 2000 years ago. Once Jesus had died his body was removed from the cross he could not be buried for it was the Sabbath day.

  2. ai) describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life ...

    doctor, nurse, teacher or social worker. In conclusion there are many ways in which to show love towards God such as praying, attending mass and showing compassion towards others which Jeusu taught us to do, during his time here on earth.

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