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Explain how this teaching on discipleship could affect the life of a Christian today?

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Explain how this teaching on discipleship could affect the life of a Christian today? The teaching of Jesus will affect lives today if we are open to his word in scripture. If we open to what God is saying to us through prayer, and if we allow ourselves to be influenced by the good example of others. So many of the teachings of Jesus do affect our lives today. I am now going to talk about some examples in Mark 8:34 'Anyone who wants to come after me must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me'. Disciples or discipleship comes at a cost, they must deny themselves and say no to themselves, must be prepared to put others before themselves. ...read more.

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who endlessly care a sick child, or goes without luxuries in our there lives to provide and care for there children. Giving their time and patience towards elderly relations is also making a sacrifice for the person. The life of a true disciple will be marked by self-denial, generosity, and endless charity. On another occasion Jesus said, whoever wants to be great must be servant of all. Christians are called to use their talents to be of service to others. The majority of people's service is given in society through work. Many jobs gives services, through teachers, doctors, nurses, postman, the industrial workforce and also construction people who provide people with making them homes they all do services. ...read more.

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The teachings on discipleship may also affect Christians by what others have sacrificed and given up and maybe these teachings are telling us that we should do the same, there is only a small majority of people in the world that do go by the teachings of Jesus and his disciples e.g. this could mean sacrificing possessions and families and leaving them behind to go and follow the path of Christ. Jesus and his disciples taught many things throughout there teachings and if Christians where to follow what was said then there lives maybe changed or affected by this. The widows offering in Mark 13:27 is a clear occasion when she sacrificed or give whatever she had and Jesus she she has give most because she has give out of poverty and the rest give out of riches. Kevin Mc Garvey ...read more.

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