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Explain what a study of Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of Discipleship.

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R.E. Coursework Explain what a study of Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of Discipleship. In Mark's Gospel, the true nature of Discipleship to Christians was giving all that they have in the service of God and of other people. Also giving time and money to help others and requires total commitment. It was important in Mark's Gospel because Christians were being persecuted for their beliefs in Jesus. True Christian Discipleship means being prepared to accept this suffering even if it leads to death. Christian discipleship was reached out to anyone. In mark's Gospel, Discipleship may mean leaving everything behind to follow the Christian way of life. In Mk 1-16-20 Jesus calls four fishermen by the lake. He said, 'Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men'. ...read more.

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Mk 8:34-8 Jesus tells his disciples that the cost of Discipleship means to deny self, to take up cross and to follow him. This here is the true Nature of Discipleship because is the base of Discipleship. You have to go through these challenges if you want to be a true Disciple of God. You have to be prepared, as Christians, what God has chosen us to do. We Christians should always put other people's needs before our own. Always put your needs and wishes last. At the time Mark was writing his gospel, Christians were dying for their beliefs. No matter how much suffering you go through, Christians have to be ready for the consequences if you want eternal life. Jesus quoted, 'Whoever wants to save his life will lose it.' ...read more.

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In Discipleship, by following the ways of Jesus, your lives will feel enriched. A close relationship with god and the fellowship that can be found within the church community, are among the rewards of Discipleship, But the greatest of all Christians is Jesus' promise of eternal life. The Nature of Discipleship here is telling us Christians today that, is you sacrifice everything you have, then to will have a hundred times as much as you had before. You will not need to worry because God will provide everything you need to Heaven. This here gives Christians more Faith and Hope. In conclusion, the true nature of discipleship, special sacrifices from yourself, commitment to God, and giving help unto others. It does mean poverty and loneliness. It means real life. Things Christians have to realize this a daily basis commitment to God. Still Discipleship can still be accompanied by persecution. Discipleship is not one of the privilege or position but is one humble service. ...read more.

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