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

A disciple is defines as someone who listens and learns.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A disciple is defines as someone who listens and learns. A disciple of Christ is someone who follows his teachings and the teachings of the church. To be a true disciple of Christ you must following him both spiritually and mentally. Disciples of Jesus is expected to follow the Ten Commandments, live without comfort or luxury, accept persecution with grace and tolerance and live their lives according to the gospel. All this is outlines in the parable of The Rich Young Man, mark's gospel 10- 21. This is where a rich young man asks Jesus what he should do to become a disciple Jesus tells him to sell all he has and give all his money to the poor. The first of Jesus' disciples were expected to drop everything to follow Christ. As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee he was two fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish with a net. Jesus said to them "come with me and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and went with him. ...read more.

Middle

Jesus tells us more about what it means to be a disciple when he chose his 12 disciples. "I have chosen you to be with me" he told them "I will also send you out to preach, and you will have authority to drive out demons." Mark's gospel - 3:14 -15 The first disciples needed to have absolute faith in Jesus even though they might have been frightened. Mark shows how the disciples learnt to have faith in Jesus in his gospel 4: 40. One evening went out in a boat with Jesus to Cross Lake Galilee. Suddenly a strong wind blew up and waved began to spill into the boat. Jesus commanded that the wind "be quiet", and told the waves to "be still", the wind and the waves died down. Jesus then said to his disciples "why are you frightened? Have you still no faith?" This story shows how important it was for the first disciples to have faith in Jesus, and it also shows the power Jesus commanded over nature. Jesus wanted his disciples to take pride in their beliefs, Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him. ...read more.

Conclusion

"Where in this desert can anyone find enough food to feed all these people?" "How much bread have you got?" Jesus asked. "Seven loaves" they answered. (Mark's Gospel 8:4-5) ... Jesus gave thanks for these and told the disciples to distribute them too. Everyone ate and had enough - there were about 4,00 people. Then the disciples took up 7 baskets full of pieces left over. (Marks' gospel 8:7-9) Here Jesus teaches the disciples the power of God and to share everything that have, even if they need it themselves. One of the main lessons the disciples have to learn is how to pray properly, as this was one of the main aspects of Jesus' existence. Jesus went to Gethsemane and said to his disciples "sit here while I pray". He took peter, James and john and said, "The sorrow in my heart is so great it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch." Jesus prayed that all God wishes be done. This was to teach the disciples that they had to base their lives around Jesus and prayer and religion. So we find that the meaning of discipleship is to learn and to become devoted to Jesus and the Christian Church. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Discipleship 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 GCSE Discipleship essays

  1. Disciples in christianity.

    She served others and was generous until she could do no more. It was only her ill health that stopped her doing so much and even then she took some time to help others. There are many others who also devote their lives to serving the poor and needy in

  2. Consider how the lives of the first Disciples, Peter, James and John have changed ...

    Thunder is uncontrollable and it is dangerous and it is the act of God. It is worth mentioning that Peter, James and John are the only disciple who gets different names. I think Jesus does this because he thinks that Peter, James and John are the main people to spread the word of God.

  1. In this piece of coursework I will be exploring discipleship according to Mark's Gospel. ...

    She puts God first. Jesus called blind Bartimaeus through his faith silently, he recognised Jesus even though he was blind. As he was blind it suggests he was a sinner. Jesus healed him and he "followed the road." This means that he wants his forgiveness and in order to establish that he wanted to

  2. The word 'disciple' is used to describe the very first followers of Jesus. This ...

    It signified who you were, your friends and also your community. But today religion has become in a sense 'unfashionable,' because Jesus' teaching methods are unfashionable. In Marks Gospel we learn of the cost of discipleship-leave self behind, take up the cross, come with me.

  1. 'Discipleship' in Mark's Gospel.

    When Jesus had called his twelve disciples to follow him, he gave them strict instructions of great importance, these included: * To take nothing with them except for a stick * Not to take food with them * Not to take a pack or bag * Not allowed to take

  2. First Disciples.

    The man thought he had passed the "interview", but he didn't like what was coming. "Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me".

  1. Discipleship is usually thought of as following Jesus, being a preacher, teacher.

    Peter said that he would never betray Jesus, "I will never leave you, even though all the rest do!", he said. When Jesus said to Peter, "I tell you that before the cock crows twice tonight, you will say three times that you do not know me".

  2. The disciples were ordinary people who Jesus ask to follow him it is strange ...

    It seems strange for him to choose those specific people as his twelve because he could have chosen from many of his disciples, but he chose a specific twelve to be his companions and apostles. When Jesus chose his apostles, there were two unusual choices: Levi and Simon the Zealot.

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