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Explain what a study of Marks Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship.

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AO1 Explain what a study of Marks Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship. The term disciple is given to a person that believes in a person and preaches the word of that person to others. Like a teacher teaching their pupils a task and they then go on and use the task later in their lives. A follower of Christ is also referred to as a Christian disciple who is a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus and tries to live their life according to his teachings. In Marks Gospel discipleship is another important theme, and within it mark outlines the importance of discipleship through 'Cost of Discipleship' (Mk 8:34-38) Marks gospel shows that Jesus has power and authority over humans. ...read more.

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Jesus also puts his trust in them to keep a look out for guards in the gardens of Gethsemane (Mk 14:32-42) as he went off to pray by himself and they fell asleep. This shows that Jesus had great trust in his disciples. The disciples were called apon to go out and preach the good of God to all, drive demons out from peoples bodies, Jesus told them; "Take nothing for the journey except a staff - no bread, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them." ...read more.

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Jesus said; "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, gospel who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age-houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions-and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first." This shows Christians that no matter how much you give up u will get a hundred times more in the after life. Marks gospel tells Christians today that discipleship is all about following Jesus, and to go out and preach the good news of God and if we do this and also give up our families and worldly possessions we will receive 100 times more in the life to come. RE Coursework AO1 Jack Rice 12K St. Patrick's Grammar School ...read more.

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