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Marks Gospel tells Christians about discipleship.

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Religious Studies Coursework Skill AO1 Marks Gospel tells Christians about discipleship. It tells them how to live as a disciple and how to behave towards Jesus. In 'the call of the first disciples' it tells us about Jesus calling to Simon and Andrew "follow me! And I will make you fishers of men." They immediately dropped their nets and followed him. Jesus continued further along the shore to James and John, they did the same thing as did Levi, the tax-man. This story shows us that everybody can be a disciple as they were all common people. It tells us that Jesus has authority to call men so they respond immediately and that some disciples have to leave everything and follow regardless of the cost. ...read more.

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This story is hard for some people as they might have a lot of possessions. Jesus says 'it is much harder for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.' This is true as they have more to give than poorer people. The story of 'who is the greatest' tells us about two disciples arguing about who is the greatest. Jesus tells them that whoever puts themselves last and serves others will become first. It also tells us about James and John asked Jesus if they could sit either side of Jesus in heaven. This story tells us that if you want to be the first one must put oneself last. ...read more.

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Jesus gave them power over unclean spirits. He told them not to take anything at all off anybody. He said for them to go out and if anybody refuses to give them hospitality, then they should dust of their sandals and bear witness to they are guilty of such conduct. This is what Jesus wants them to do. Jesus taught his disciples to have a positive attitude towards other Christians. It shows us this in the story 'attitudes towards other Christians.' It tells when the disciples seen a man driving out demons in Jesus' name. The disciples stopped them. Jesus told them that whoever is not against him is for him. All these stories are very important for disciples to keep. If they want to be a good disciple they will keep to these stories and always keep their faith. ...read more.

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