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

Discipleship Coursework

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Becoming a disciple involves many things, which are close to you therefore you must be rewarded in some way. The disciples were rewarded by receiving everything they had given up or lost hundred times over. "No-one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mothers or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will tail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age homes...children and field -and with them persecutions and in the age to come eternal life" (Mark 10-29:31) To be a follower of Jesus you had to enunciate or sacrifice something. The apostles left everything, the rich young man was expected to give up his riches and the widow to put all her coins in the mass collection. The story of the widows offering is Mark chapter 12 verses 41-44 shows us the widow sacrificed her money for God. The story is....Jesus sat down near where everyone in the chapel placed their money. Many rich people threw in large amounts of money into the basket. But, one poor woman a widow came beside the money basket and put her two coins in; which were worth only a fraction of a penny. At this moment Jesus called the disciples to him and said to them "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. ...read more.

Middle

The monks followed the example of Jesus' life of poverty, service and self- denial. The monks devoted themselves to vows of austerity, prayer and work. Believers who chose to go into the desert as hermits are answering the call of Christ. An Apostolic order also live a life of prayer and work like the contemplative orders, although they work publicly. This allows the people of the apostolic order to communicate with the public and can then therefore care for the sick, the poor, the old and handicapped. An example of an apostolic order is the third order secular of St.Francis of Assisi' order. All the religious orders are consecrated to god by three vows: chastity, obedience and poverty. These vows are called the evangelical councils. Chastity is the quality of being chaste. Chaste means to retrain from sexual intercourse outside marriage and also to lead a simple life. Obedience is being willing to obey by the rules of discipleship. Poverty is the state of voluntary giving up of personal possessions and income. Religious orders may not be the vocation for which all Christians would like to do, and so they may choose to go into the priesthood. As a priest you devote yourself to god and the people of the church. ...read more.

Conclusion

Sympathetic companions soon flocked to her aid. Dispensaries and outdoor schools were organized. Mother Teresa adopted Indian citizenship, and her Indian nuns all donned the sari as their habit. In 1950 her order received canonical sanction from Pope Pius XII, and in 1965 it became a pontifical congregation (subject only to the pope). The order opened numerous centres serving the blind, the aged, lepers, cripples, and the dying. Under Mother Teresa's guidance, the Missionaries of Charity built, near Asansol, India, a leper colony called Shanti Nagar (Town of Peace). She continued to head the order, despite years of health problems, until her retirement in March 1997.In 1963 the Indian government awarded Mother Teresa the Padmashri ("Lord of the Lotus") for her services to the people of India. In 1964, on his trip to India, Pope Paul VI gave her his ceremonial limousine, which she immediately raffled to help finance her leper colony. In 1968 she was summoned to Rome to found a home there, staffed primarily with Indian nuns. In recognition of her apostolate, Pope Paul, who awarded her the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, honored her on Jan. 6, 1971. Her missionary activity was recognized with the award of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. Discipleship in today's society clearly shows it had continued to play in a significant role in our Christians lives. The qualities of a discipleship can live in the simplest of people. ...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. Discipleship coursework

    part, even though everything was explained in great depth to them, they still couldn't get their heads around Jesus and his way of life. Discipleship, like everything in life, had positives and negatives. The costs of discipleship were the violence inflicted upon them, the taunts and non-believers they had to rise above, and the things they had to give up.

  2. Religious Education: Coursework Essay on Discipleship

    He wanted to reassure them that they weren't the only ones to experience suffering, and he wished to remind them and tell them about what Jesus went through. The Rich Man (Mark 10:17-29) is a parable that explains exactly how Mark placed so much importance on suffering in his gospel.

  1. Year 12 RE Coursework

    They must do all this to attain the ultimate reward, which is eternal life. "I tell you the truth, no-one who has left home or brother or sisters or mothers or fathers or children or fields for me and the gospel will not fail to receive 100 times as much

  2. RS coursework assignment 2

    This is the point that Jesus is absolutely certain of what is being asked of him and why he needs to do it. Straight after Jesus had finished talking to God he was arrested by the Jewish authorities, in the middle of the night which was against the law in those days.

  1. R.E Coursework - A01

    (Michael Keene). In the story of 'The Rich Man' Jesus says, "I tell you that anyone who leaves home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and for the gospel, will receive much more in the present age.

  2. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT

    Now the twelve apostles were ready to join with his work. They were helping to bring the Kingdom of God to earth by sharing in what Jesus did. We know this is important for Mark because he thinks of the apostles as the beginning of the church, the new people of God.

  1. The theme of the Stauros Notebook is "Reflections on the Mystery of Suffering." Over the ...

    Jesus' contact with children (9:35-42), with people from Gentile areas (3:7-12; 5:1-20), and his healing of the Syro-Phoenician woman's daughter (7:24-30) all show that Mark considers community to include both those inside and outside. Many suffering persons are outsiders. Even though in this day and age we do not have

  2. Explain the beliefs and practices associated with the Eucharist, with specific reference to the ...

    shall receive the Body of Jesus to eat, and the Blood of Jesus to drink, I believe this with all my heart."

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