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Explain what a study of St. Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship.
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EXPLAIN WHAT A STUDY OF ST. MARK'S GOSPEL CAN TELL CHRISTIANS ABOUT THE NATURE OF DISCIPLESHIP.
Before beginning to answer this question, two things will need further clarification, i.e. what is meant by nature? And what is a disciple? Nature is defined as personality or disposition of something and the word 'disciple´ is used to describe the very first followers of Jesus, those people who left everything they had, to follow Jesus and to learn from him. The term 'disciple´, although it means one who learns, also applies to anyone who calls them self a Christiandisciple is a follower of a cause. So in the course of this essay I will examine different passages from Mark's Gospel and evaluate what we can learn about being a follower of Christ and what discipleship qualities as disciples we need.
The first passage I have chosen to examine is 'Jesus calls four fishermen' (1: 16-20) In this passage Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee where he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. He called them saying, "Come with me and I will teach you to catch people." A little further on he saw the Sons of
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