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

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Explain how this teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today. Christians are called to the same life of prayer, sacrifice and service this is the same as in Jesus' day. We can still follow in his footsteps in the present and hopefully in the future. Disciples led people in the right direction, which was to worship God. The disciples were called to do jobs for Jesus like be with him, heal people like in the story Jarius' daughter, pray with people, be prepared to suffer or die, preach and finally cast out evil. These don't sound like the normal things to do, but they were. In the present day Christians show their Discipleship in different ways like a Lay person could read in a church, some other person could take religious orders and some people could go and be ordained. In the modern day the belief in discipleship could affect a layperson in the local parish by when someone has died or just in everyday normal life in the church. ...read more.

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At the age of 74 he died from brain disease. Leonard Cheshire was a great man he sacrificed his life for the old people in the world. He left his life when he was young and gave it to God. Like a monk or a nun Cheshire lead a public life of prayer healing the sick and looking after the elderly in apostolic orders of Christian brothers, the three vows for religious men and women were poverty, chastity and obedience. Mother Teresa was another one of these people who had a religious life in apostolic orders. She led a public life of caring for the desperately needy all over the world. She opened over 140 schools and fed 50,000 people a day at centers across the world. She opened 70 homes for orphaned children and staffed more than 80 hospices, where about 13,000 people are nursed until the very second they die. ...read more.

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The priest would proclaim and preach the bible he would give out the bread and wine care for the needs of the people in his parish and finally consecrate himself to God, to be a very holy man. The priest is being like one of the 12 disciples when they are first sent out. If somebody doesn't want you there wipe the dust of your shoes and move on to the next city. And if the people want you to stay in their house stay there until you have finished preaching. In my final point I think that whatever the life in which a lay person, ordained person, a person who chooses to dedicate there life to prayer e.g. nun or a monk. All of these people are doing the same thing, which consists of a life praying and doing very good deeds for the community. These People also help preach and care for less fortunate people. Overall, I have decided that there are different levels of showing discipleship, but have the same intentions at heart: to preach Gods word and to look after others. By Gavin Clarke ...read more.

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