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Explain what a study of Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship? Discipleship is an initial theme in Mark's Gospel. It was important to the early Christians
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Skill AO1 - Explain what a study of Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship?
Discipleship is an initial theme in Mark's Gospel. It was important to the early Christians and is till for Christians today.
Christian disciples are followers of Jesus Christ. They learn from his teachings and way of life. True disciples must be committed and put God first. Christians should aim to be a good disciple in all aspects of life to do this they need to take in account what Mark said about discipleship.
Mark tells the story of the calling of the first four disciples (1:14-20) in his gospel. Jesus asks some fishermen to "Come with me" and "they left their nets at once and went with him." This shows disciples should be willing to put Jesus first without any doubts and tells Christians that nature of discipleship has to come before everything else. Jesus tells the disciples they will be "fishers of men" as they welcomed and encouraged people into the family of God. This applied to all the disciples to follow.
Even looking at who the disciples were, in the choosing of the twelve (3:13-19), can tell
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