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Explain how the gospel teaching on discipleship might affect the life of a Christian.

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2. Explain how the gospel teaching on discipleship might affect the life of a Christian. A disciple is defined as someone who believes in and helps to spread the teachings of another. It is someone who learns from a religious leader; in the case of the twelve disciples this was Jesus, and who wishes to live life according to the leader's wishes and commands. In the Gospel we read about The Call of the First Disciples, Jesus told Simon and Andrew they would become fishers of men, this means the disciples were to convert people to the way of God. The reaction of the two men is very surprising; they rose and followed him without hesitation or questioning, when Jesus made a demand of them they answered straight away. ...read more.

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If a Christian believes in the things that Jesus did they must certainly believe in any miracles that can happen now. In Mark's gospel "Jesus calls Levi" is an example of a teaching that Jesus said to the disciples. Because Jesus was having a meal in Levi's house and the Pharisees saw Jesus, eating with the collectors. Also the teaching of the gospel might affect a Christian because it involves the it's understanding with others I think this is still relevant today as many people still find it extremely difficult to give up all they have for the gospel. Today the demands of discipleship are just as hard as they were is Jesus' time, but still a lot of Christians give up their live and become disciples and will receive their eternal rewards in heaven just as Jesus promised. ...read more.

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Jean Donovan answered to the call of discipleship and decided to go to El Salvador to help the people suffering there. She was later kidnapped, abused and killed there with three other nuns at only just 27 years old. Her perseverance, courage and determination were truly remarkable. Although she knew that helping needy people was very dangerous, she carried on working there facing the threat of death everyday. Over all, I think that teaching of discipleship can affect the lives of Christians in many different ways, just like it did to Jean Donovan and many other laypeople as well as all the ordained ministers and religious people. Some people will give up their whole lives for the sake of the gospel and become disciples. Is it not impossible to be a true disciple of Jesus in modern world? Do you agree? ...read more.

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