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  1. communication at cadburys

    Internal Face to Face Oral You can talk to person privately. The ides may not be the same. Internal Oral communication is similar as verbal communication and describes any type of inter-action and makes that makes use of spoken words, and it is a vital, integral part of the modern business world. One essential goal of oral communication is to make personal contact with the audience, and to help connect them to the content. Written communication is very common in business situations, so it is important for small business owners and managers to develop effective written communication skills.

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  2. Christian Marriage

    So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no-one separate." [Mark 10:6-9] About 50% of marriages in the UK take place in a church, some in other places of worship, some in registry offices and the remainder in places now registered for weddings. Couples marrying in a church go through a Christian wedding ceremony which may differ from denomination to denomination but which underlines the same beliefs about marriage. Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family.

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  3. Mark Verses 33-34

    If they wanted greatness in his kingdom, they must not try to take the most important place. They must not be proud and expect to be the masters. They must be willing to serve everyone. Verse 36 In order to emphasise this need for service, Jesus acted a parable. He used a little child as an example. The Aramaic word 'talya' can mean both 'child' and 'servant'. Children have no power and they have to depend on the help of adults. The disciples must serve even little children. But 'children' includes all people who are weak and in need of help.

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  4. Is Christmas too commercialised?

    Younger generations are growing up learning that Christmas is simply a time to get presents, oblivious to the fact that it is a time of remembrance amongst the Christian community who are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Children are becoming unaware of what the decorations symbolise. They are confusing religious and secular symbols. Christmas was never meant to be commercialised, and people are gaining profits by selling unnecessary items as part of Christmas. Every year new items are introduced and religious ones are slowly being pushed out.

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  5. Give an account of the birth of Christ as related by one of the Magi

    We may not be Jews by religion, but we had heard of the Messianic prophecies made by Jewish prophets and couldn't help but relate them to this astonishing astrological appearance. Resolutely, we set off to the west, the direction we saw this wondrous sight appear. We took gifts with us to bestow upon the king we anticipated to meet. For hundreds of miles we travelled.

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  6. GCSE short course Religous education coursework

    However The Iona community disagree. The Iona community is a small group of people based off the west coast of Scotland. The Iona community share all there money with each other and do so because they feel that a life shared with others is better than one where other people are on their own as individuals or in small family clusters. The Iona community believe that it is wrong to be rich and all wealth and possessions should be shared.

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  7. infertility essay

    They also believe that using infertility treatments is enabling people to follow God's command to 'Be fruitful and multiply'. Christians can also refer to one of the Bible quotations 'Do unto others as you would have them do to you.' If touched by infertility, most people would want to have treatment to overcome the infertility. Therefore, you should not deny to others what you would want. These Christians say that it is often the most loving thing to allow infertile couples to use technology to conceive a child.

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  8. Free essay

    02 Christian attitudes to Infertility

    Men can also become infertile for a number of reasons such as alcohol, drugs, age and radiation and chemotherapy treatments for cancer. This makes life hard for married couples because the wish for a child is too strong. Although some couples can accept god chose for them not to have a child , some others will go to any lengths for a child. There are a number of different treatments for infertile couples. The most common is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).'In Vitro' means 'in glass' in latin which is the way the egg is fertilised.

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  9. Death and resurection

    He rolled the large stone on the entrance and as a witness Magdalene and Mary mother of Joseph was watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed. Explain why the death of Jesus is important for Christians It was noon and Jesus was on the cross when all the country was dark. Jesus was shouting to God, "my god, why did u abandon me?" However some people thought that he was shouting at Elijah.

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  10. Free essay

    RE Section B: Abortion

    A woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy is entitled to the help of expert counsellors and medical advice. Two doctors have to agree that her reasons for wanting to end her pregnancy comply with the 1967 Abortion Act. However, this act does not include Northern Ireland, where abortion is still illegal, though Irish patients have the right to seek information and travel elsewhere for the procedure. Paragraph 1: Christians have many views that may seem a little extreme to a non-Christian in today's modern society as most of them do stem from the teachings of the bible.

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  11. christianity coursework

    (Genesis 1:27) Christians believe in heaven, hell and purgatory, heaven and hell was very important to Christians in the past, but today Christians think more about life after death (the resurrection.) Some Christians believe when they are resurrected their bodies are needed after they die and others believe in cremation, when the body is burnt and the ashes are kept safe, there opinion is, if heaven is perfect, then people ought to live with new bodies and their old ones are no longer needed.

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  12. RME investigation: christmas

    These are supposed to remind Christians of Jesus as the 'light of the world'. No one knows the exact date of Jesus' birth but in the 4th century, the church decided to celebrate it on the 25th of December as this is the Roman festival of the unconquered sun. This day was special because it was the shortest day and on that day people worshipped the sun and prayed it would come back and give them another summer. For Christians who believed that god made everything, including the sun, it was easy to remember the son of god on this day.

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  13. Not Just a Stammered Kid an Inspiration

    He had scraggy brown hair which was, of course, poorly groomed. He went shirtless and to compensate for the shirt which he was not wearing; he had on a huge khaki shorts which was about 5 sizes too big. He held these shorts up with a piece of flora string. He was barefooted and was in dire need of a bath. Not only was his body stained with dirt, he had the most disgusting odor ever. Surprisingly though, my laughing out did not seem to affect him one bit. He looked past my ignorance and greeted the other passengers in the car.

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  14. Titles of jesus A03

    He also shows he is the Messiah in Mark 10:46-53, in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, in which he was called the Son of David: "When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, 'Jesus! Son of David! Take pity on me!'" Blind Bartimaeus knew he was the Messiah. But perhaps most importantly, Jesus was also the Son of God. This is proved in Mark 1:9-14, Jesus' baptism, when God spoke from Heaven and said '"You are my own dear Son.

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  15. Titles of jesus A01

    In the Story of The Man with an Evil Spirit (Mk 1:21-28) the evil spirit says "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are - you are God's holy messenger!". (The High Priest would not believe Jesus was the Son of God and when Jesus said he was, the High Priest condemned him to death.) The last person in the Gospel to call Jesus the 'Son of God' was a centurion who witnessed the death of Jesus and was so amazed at what happened, he realised Jesus must have been the Son of God.

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    Titles of jesus A02

    He will be put to death, but three days later he will rise to life." (Mk 8:31) Some Christians don't really know a lot about the background to the title, so do not truly understand it. Others understand the 'Son of Man' exactly as Mark says he is; he is someone from heaven and he must suffer, die and rise again, to then return at the end of time. Some Christians believe the Son of Man is fully human and fully God.

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  17. Provision, Protection, Position: Satan vs. Jesus

    At this point, Jesus has not eaten for 40 days in the wilderness. (Matt 4:1-2) The online concordance says that 'wilderness' comes from the Greek word 'eremos' meaning solitary or lonely (Crosswalk). I think the fact that Jesus fasted for 40 days is related to the Israelites; Israelites, God's chosen people who were to rule in God's Kingdom, were tested by God as they wandered alone in the wilderness for 40 years and inevitably failed to enter the land because of disobedience (Harper Study Bible, Footnote). Jesus, having to go through human trials, in turn goes through a similar trial to show that it could be done in the name of the Lord; using the number 40 for significance to the people he is trying to save.

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  18. Women in John

    In the Story of the Samaritan Woman, Jesus crosses both social and religious barriers (John 4:4-42) Jesus is not only revealing he is the Messiah and conversing with a Samaritan but a Samaritan Woman. Women in first-century Israel were defined by their role as bearer of their husband's offspring and their function as a sexual release for their husband. Jewish Society frowned upon conversation between male and female. This was particularly true of Samaritan Women, who were deemed perpetually unclean.

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  19. Religious Education- Lent Coursework

    These Palms come from the Palms used on the Sunday the year before. This day is one of the days that it is compulsory for a Christian to fast from meat on. They also do this on Fridays. So, if a Christian is unable to fast for the whole of lent, which is strict as it involves only one meal or two small meals per day, they should show commitment to fasting on these days, as it is a sign of repentance. Also, anyone above the age of about fourteen is expected to not eat meat on this day.

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  20. Explain what does the study of Mark's Gospel tell us about the nature of Discipleship?

    Jesus said 'follow me' to Levi, which is simply what a disciple does, and he rose and followed him. It is very important that they followed Jesus straight away because it indicated the dedication and determination the disciples had. A disciple is expected to do what Jesus said immediately, for example in Mark 6: 7-13 'and he called to him the twelve, and began to send them off two by two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He told them to take nothing for their journey except a staff, no bread, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics."

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  21. Shopping on Christmas Eve

    The train stops. Everyone runs towards the stores as if the worlds about to end. While people push and shove their way threw I get effortlessly tossed off the train. I reach a street full of department stores and food places. The Christmas decorations beautifully hang from lamp posts and trees. I feel the Christmas atmosphere around me, filling me with joy and excitement; lights falling from the trees make the street even brighter than before.

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  22. Holy Week And Easter

    The liturgy during the Palm Sunday mass deals with the death of Jesus. The first three days of Holy week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, do not have any particular ceremonies associated with them. This does not mean however that it is unnecessary to attend mass on these days. Holy Week is a special time to attend mass and meditate, on all days not just the significant ones. Thursday of Holy Week (sometimes referred to as Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday) is a significant date in the Christian calendar. It is on this day that Christians remember the night that Jesus celebrated the Jewish Passover with his disciples (sometimes referred to as the Last Supper).

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  23. Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect that this might have on them.

    Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem - are all familiar in their imagination - finally becoming a reality. From the time of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, His public life, the barbaric death on Golgotha, to His Resurrection, it is all here. In parables like 'the sheep and the goats' (Matthew 25:31-46) Jesus spoke about people being judged at the end of their lives or at the end of the world. The parables make it clear that all people will have to account for the way in which they have managed their own lives and that this judgement will decide whether a person is worthy of eternal life or whether they have chosen to live apart from God.

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  24. A Christian can indeed learn a lot about discipleship from studying St. Marks gospel. It occupies a central role and is mentioned over 250 times.

    Jesus said to them 'come with me and I will teach you how to catch men' (1:17). For Jesus to call followers was very unusual as it was usually the disciples decided what leader to follow. But we are told 'at once they left their nets and went with him' (1:18). The men left all they had to follow Jesus; in return Jesus promised them a part of Gods kingdom on earth. After this Jesus went to call another two fishermen and this was also on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

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  25. Outline the teaching about the Kingdom of God in the parables of Mark's Gospel.

    He then goes on to say "some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sewn into them...." This parable starts to explain about the Kingdom of God. It teaches that there are going to be different responses to the message, some people will understand, some won't, and others will choose not to listen. There is another parable in Mark's Gospel that is an allegory, this means that it is a complex parable where each part symbolises an important idea.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Assess the nature of the kingdom as it is presented in Luke's gospel. Show how Luke's presentation differs from Jewish expectations

    "In conclusion, Jewish understanding of the Kingdom of God slightly differs to that of Jesus' teachings. Jews expected an earthly king to come and liberate them from the occupation of the Romans, as Jesus entered Jerusalem, they expected him to ride on a horse with armament as a 'fighting' leader, on the contrary Jesus was humble and instead rode on a donkey. In Luke's gospel as well as the other gospel writers, the Kingdom is portrayed as a spiritual kingdom for all people united as one. Jewish leaders of the day took this teaching as an insult to the Jewish nation as they had been waiting centuries to be set free and yet they didn't get their earthly response. However one agreement between Christians and Jews alike, is that they still await the Judgement Day in earnest and the coming of Christ in order to consummate the kingdom."

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