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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.' he must have said this because they were fishermen and so instead of them catching fish he would teach them to catch people. 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. ...read more.

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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. 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 the box. Her reward was to receive all the riches in heaven. Judas had the same calling as James, John, Peter and Andrew, he also responded in a same approach. Judas's challenge was to have faith in Jesus and not betray him. He should learn to love God more than money (worldly goods). He should not be tempted by the evil but follow on God's path. ...read more.

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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. The job of the widow was to prove to people that whatever the rich people give to charity is nothing compared to the money she gave. It's not the quantity but the quality. The rich man's job was to give up every thing for the poor but he failed his duty by turning away from Jesus and going his own way. This shows that it is difficult for people to give up their money to god but sometimes we just have to give in to temptation. There is a contrast between the rich man and the poor widow. The rich man does not give his money even though he is rich but the widow gives all that she's got even though she is really poor. Joseph of Primate's job was to get Jesus body from the Romans. 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. ...read more.

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