• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...


"Explain what a study of St.Marks Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship". The word disciple means 'someone who learns', Jesus chose his own disciples they were poor, uneducated and ordinary people. At Lake Galilee, Jesus calls ordinary fisherman to join him. "Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people". At once they left their nets and went with him. (MK 1:16) This meant that the two fishermen left all their belongings and possessions and responded immediately to help Jesus call people to the kingdom of god. It teaches us that they are prepared to go with God and give up everything including their life, family and wealth. Also, Jesus chose two fishermen to be his disciples this tells us that anyone could be a disciple. ...read more.


The cost of being a disciple is about the sacrifices you make. You must start a new life and forget about your old sinful life. You have to accept suffering and follow Jesus. The cost of being a disciple is having to put god first and make sacrifices. "I tell you that this poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others. For the others put in what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, put in all she had - she gave all she had to live on". (MK 12:43-44) The widow is a true disciple because she gave all she had to God; she shows total dedication to God. This story teaches us that part of being a disciple is that you have to give up what you have to help others like Blind Bartimaus who gave up what he had. ...read more.


"Jesus said to them, "and I tell you that anyone who leaves home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and for the gospel, will receive much more in this present age. He will receive a hundred times more houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields. And in the age to come he will receive eternal life". (MK 10:29-31) This clearly tells us that a disciple is aware of what they must do and they are prepared to face prosecution. Being a disciple isn't all about suffering there are rewards also. Jesus said that you will get 100 times of what you give up and you will also receive eternal life. God recognizes that a disciple has given up many things for his faith and God will generously reward the disciple in this life and the life beyond death. Sandra Yalda RE Coursework - Question 1 Ms McKeon ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Discipleship section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Discipleship essays

  1. Free essay

    Discipleship R.E

    Jesus' teaching about the rewards of discipleship affect the lives of Christians today by indulging them with the reward of 100 times as much as what they want. And anything that they want as well! People would think that this would be worth giving up everything for!

  2. What can a study of St Marks Gospel tell Christians about what it means ...

    We are taught through Mark's gospel that commitment is also imperative in the nature of being a disciple. We must total commit ourselves to God and god's word. Forget self and follow Christ. The widow shows complete commitment. Many people put money into the treasury, lots of money, and one old widow put only two small copper coins.

  1. Year 12 RE Coursework

    We fulfil our kingly role through 'Orthopraxis' which means putting faith into action, "to practice what you preach". We all work as co-creators of Gods kingdom and are responsible for it. We should all strive for justice, peace and equality.

  2. Describe and explain how Marks Gospel establishes Jesus identity.

    It is quite clear that Mark's Gospel tries to show that Jesus is the Son of God. Mark's Gospel begins with the words: "this is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God" (Mark 1:1) though it is clear that Jesus' identity as the Son of God is important to Mark.

  1. What can a study of St Mark's Gospel tell Christians about what it means ...

    At times Jesus becomes angry with them but he understands because he knew when choosing the disciples that they would not be perfect. Faith is the most important aspect of believing in Jesus and God but both Peter and Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, and the disciples didn't believe that Jesus had risen from the dead (Mark 16:12-13).

  2. discipleship in marks gospel

    I think a true Christian disciple would take the form of regularly attending church, participating in the sacraments, reconciliation for example, and caring for others at all times. Helping others, charity, standing up for what is right, forgiving, seeking good in all, and happiness are all factors for being a Christian disciple.


    The Mission of Jesus Christ in the world depends on the willingness of ordinary Christians to devote their resources, time, energy and money to Christ. If the Church is weak today, it is because Christians are not prepared to follow Jesus with the same commitment of the first Christians.

  2. What can the study of Mark's gospel yell Christians about what it means to ...

    (Mk10: 45) The whole of Jesus' ministry shows him working for the good of others. (Healing shows mercy, feeding, rising people from the dead) * Feeding of the 5000 (Mk6: 30-44) * Jairus' daughter (Mk5: 21-24 & 35-42) * Mother Teresa and her work in Calcutta.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work