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A02: Explain how this teaching about disciples might affect the life of a Christian today?

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A02: Explain how this teaching about disciples might affect the life of a Christian today? The teaching of discipleship affects the life of Christians today by a number of things, a parent having a child, people in the groups that help the poor people; mother Teresa and modern day. The themes that are required are: > Commitment > Sacrifice > Service > Suffering A parent needs to do all these things or has done them already as having a child requires these, just like we need these to do all them things to be a disciple of Jesus. Commitment plays a major role as a parent has to be totally committed to a child, to look after it, to spend time with it, to love it. ...read more.

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But parents sacrifice all there time for their child so they have what they need. Mother Teresa gave up everything, her riches, her healthy to help others in the poor countries this makes her a true discipleship of God. What Christians today learn from this is that we must sacrifice things, sometime big things to help others in need and in doing so you are doing what is required to be a disciple of God. A parent also provides service to their child as it's the parent that washes their clothes when they get they dirty, it's the parent who cooks the child dinner when their hungry and it's the parent who cares for the child when they are sick. ...read more.

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Mother Teresa suffered throughout her experience in the poor countries, she faced poverty, hurt, disease, hunger and rejection, this teaches us that even if we go through suffering to help someone, were still doing the right thing, were following the life of a Christian. Through this we also learn as a Christian today that we must love God and love are neighbour, we show love to God by doing what he asks of us, following a good, Christian life and staying away from the temptation of evil. We show love to our neighbour by helping them when they are in need, i.e. by following the four themes above. So in conclusion this affects the life of a Christian by all of the points I have made above and that by helping others we are helping are selves become better Christians of God. ...read more.

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