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

Explain how modern Christians try to follow Jesus and how this influences their lives.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A02: Explain how modern Christians try to follow Jesus and how this influences their lives. Christians today continue to follow in Jesus' footsteps by spreading the word of God. They do this to make a difference and to show how much they love life and others around them. They feel that they have to share the energy that God has given them and to use their compassion and courage to touch the lives of others. In this essay I will show how each person I studied, followed Jesus in a unique way and how He has influenced their lives. The first person I studied was Mother Teresa. She was born in 1910 into a catholic family. In her teens she became a member of a local youth group and through this her interest in missionaries grew. At 17 she joined the Sisters of Loreto as a nun, an order known for their work in India. ...read more.

Middle

which reflects the way Mother Teresa lived. She helped those who were different to her with risk of persecution just like the Samaritan helped the man at the roadside. A second example of a modern Christian is Terry Waite. From a young age his family encouraged him to go to church and encouraged his faith in God. As a young man he joined the army, but he had to leave because of a skin disorder. He then joined the church army which gave him experience working abroad, and because of this experience he became an ambassador for the archbishop of Canterbury. One of his duties was as a hostage negotiator. While on a campaign in Lebanon, in 1981, he was taken hostage himself, and during this time he continued praying to God and he kept faith in the hope of release. ...read more.

Conclusion

All three of these modern day Christians have kept their faith through all the odds. Even in times of extreme difficulty, they have kept their faith and prayed to God to guide them through the rough patches. Each of them is a role model to any young person today. Each of them led a life of devotion and any Christian should be proud to have aspirations to be like them. Jesus has continued to work through them all by showing the world that he loves them and that God cares for everyone. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poorest of poor and Terry Waite worked tirelessly to free hostages others may not have bothered about. The pope continues to work hard spreading the love of God throughout the world. S.T. Teresa of Avila "Christ has no body now but yours." We should try to live up to this and aspire to spread Gods through the entire world. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amie Derricott Miss MacAteer Candidate number: 0231 Page 1 of 2 ...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 Prejudice and Discrimination 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 Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. But why did Jesus use parables?

    To belong to the Kingdom of God is being part of something special and being proud of it. It means to have a relationship with God, accepting God and obeying his rules. Mark's Gospel is persuasive writing aimed to convince people that Jesus is Son of God.

  2. Study of parables taken from Luke's Gospel

    This means that if God casts out demons in you the kingdom will reign in your life. This teaching is found in Luke 11:20. In Luke 17:20-21, it talks about Jesus saying to a group of Pharisees: "when the kingdom of God comes to you, you will not physically see

  1. What do Christians teach about the causes of hunger and disease?

    To look upon the causes of suffering from a more simple perspective, we can say that almost all suffering is caused by what we do, or fail to do. It is humanity's own greed that squanders our worldly resources, and leads to so much suffering.

  2. Describe from Luke's gospel how Jesus presented his teachings through parables.

    "He would not speak to them without using a parable". This quote from Matthew 13:34 proves to us that Jesus taught his people in parables. Over a third of Jesus' teachings were parables as people understood them and were able to use their meanings in everyday life.

  1. Black like me.

    He faced many situations where he personally experienced racism. One night, when he was still a white man, Griffen strolled down the canal street passing adult bars. "Come in and see the girls", hawkers called to him as he passed by. Days later he strolled down the same street, passed the same hawkers and, "they did not solicit me" Griffen wrote, (Griffen, pg.44).

  2. There is a lot of prejudice around today, and it was the same in ...

    They said "This man has gone as a guest to the home of a sinner!" (People thought of tax collectors as dishonest and all sinners.) Then, Zacchaeus repented and said he would give half of his belongings to the poor and anyone he had cheated out of money he would repay four times as much.

  1. This section describes how Christians can follow the call of discipleship through their daily ...

    Modern examples of this are Martin Luther-King and Mahatma Ghandi, whose vocation to change injustice lead tot heir death. Vocation and discipleship are both part of Christianity. The call to discipleship is clearly laid down in Jesus' own word. Christians understood that they have to follow their vocation, which will mean making some kind of sacrifice.

  2. What Jesus' first disciples understood from Mark about Jesus' teaching about the kingdom of ...

    The Jews also believed that he would rule from Jerusalem. Today we also know that to be part of the kingdom we must allow God into our lives and to be the most important influence over all of the actions that we carry out.

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