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Explore what discipleship involves.

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R.E. COURSEWORK AO1 In this coursework, I will explore what discipleship involves. I will start by introducing the disciples and discussing their calls and responses. I will then go on to write about their challenges. I will also be writing about the rewards they achieved and the sacrifices they made. Last of all I will write about their jobs and duties. The names of disciples are Simon (Peter), Andrew, James, john, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew (Levi), Thomas, Simon the patriot, Judas, James son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus. James, John, Peter, Andrew and Judas were the first disciples to be called by Jesus. Peter whose original name was Simon and Andrew's call was, 'come with me and I will teach you to catch people.' Jesus said this because they were fishermen and so instead of them catching fish he would teach them to catch people to bring them back to God. Their response was swift; they left everything and followed him. Peter's challenge was to apprehend that being a disciple was not about having power but to help and serve people. He should not interfere in Jesus work, 'get behind me Satan'. If Jesus has to die he has to. ...read more.

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He also had to give all his riches, well-off job and status in his own place. His sacrifices were, to give up his riches, well-off job and status. His reward was similar to the other disciples, he became a saint. The rich man was asked to leave everything to the poor and follow Jesus. He responded by walking away sadly because he was very rich and did not intend of giving up his money. He failed in his call and did not follow Jesus. His challenge was to give up his money and follow Jesus. But he fails, he puts himself before others and God. He does not have enough faith in Jesus and he cares for his status. His sacrifice was to give up all his wealth to the poor and follow Jesus, but he failed his task. The widow had a silent calling and she was called by faith and heart. She responded by giving up everything she had to charity. The widow's challenge was to give up every thing that she had to live on. She believed that God would provide for her. Her sacrifice was to give up all that she had to God. She unlike the Rich man put God before her and so her reward was to receive riches in heaven. ...read more.

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He thought that he was in debt with Jesus and that he had to repay him by following him. His sacrifice was to follow Jesus on his way. Even though he received sight after a long time he still insists on going with Jesus than to enjoy his life. His reward was that he got to become a saint and that he received sight plus riches in heaven. Blind Bartimaeus job was to set an example to the people around him that even though he cannot see he still has faith in Jesus and that Jesus can heal anybody who has faith. All the disciples' jobs were to be Jesus' companions. They had to preach drive demons out, heal sick people by anointing them n the head with oil. He sent them out to preach and tell people about the Good News. They were not allowed to take any extra clothes or food. No money was allowed and they had to stay where ever they were invited and leave any where they weren't. They had to be sandals and hold a stick. They had to preach to the whole human race and speak in different languages. They had to right to baptise people and drive out demons. They had to do everything in Jesus' name they would never be harmed even if they drank poison or picked up a snake. ...read more.

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