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Explain how the teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today.

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Explain how the teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today. The teaching about discipleship in Mark's gospel would create a challenge for the followers of Jesus today, it would change their way of life, and the values they have and prove who truly wanted to be a disciple of Christ. Through the Gospel we learn a lot of how we should lead our life and try to be more like Jesus in doing so. We can start by looking at the greatest commandment Mark12. Through this we learn that love is supposed to be the greatest commandment and that we should try and love and treat each other with respect that is deserved. ...read more.

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"Jesus calms the storm" Mark 4. From this story we learn that faith in God is very important, it proves to the disciples that they can trust Jesus and to be a true disciple you must trust his teachings. "Why are you frightened? Have you still no faith?" This faith leads to more trust in God. "The Lords supper" is a story to show us the importance of prayer in modern day life, to encourage us to go to mass and receive the body of Christ. "This is my body which is poured out for many, my body which seals God's covenant" This tells us that we need to receive the body and blood of Christ to show love to friends and enemies. ...read more.

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When we give we should do without consideration of "how much" or what the donation will cost us in real terms. We should give not to be popular and suppress to modern day views or to be seen in a favourable way by others. People who get caught up in material possessions and materialistic lifestyles forget about love, care and respect. Really they should think about a simple life of prayer and the Eucharist which they receive in mass. So through the teachings of the gospel we can learn a lot, that life is not just about material goods and how to makes sacrifices. They can do this by going to mass and getting the strength that they need from Christ. ...read more.

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