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The meaning of discipleship.

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Dominic Samuels 10D R.E Coursework Discipleship The meaning of discipleship for the first disciple was of a lot more important then nowadays as it was taken more seriously, as ordinary people, fishermen, tax collectors and terrorist all became disciples. A disciple is a follower of Jesus they learn from Jesus and does his work. The disciples needed faith in Jesus, courage to face persecution, personal strength to leave their life to follow Jesus and patient to take time to discover the truth. As disciples the twelve travelled through a lot of persecution from the Romans and even from their own people, those who wouldn't believe in Jesus and his divine power. So they faced persecution from a number of different people but Jesus' teachings kept them sane, as he taught them how to pray, how to heal, to preach and how to lead a simple life. Jesus called the first disciples; he began by calling four fishermen. Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God, he said, "The Kingdom of God is near, turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!" ...read more.

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Jesus was back on the shores of Lake Galilee when a crowd came to him, so he begins to teach them, after as he walked Jesus saw a tax-collector by name of Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting in his office, Jesus called him, follow me, Levi then got up and followed Jesus. Later on at Levi's house Jesus was having a meal with a large number of tax-collectors and other outcasts, the Pharisees saw this and asked the disciple why does Jesus eat with such people? But Jesus heard and said "Those who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts." Jesus chose ordinary people; ordinary people like the fishermen and tax collectors. I think Jesus chose fishermen because of their potential, as I mentioned earlier they are patient, courageous, and strong and the faith will come soon after. The tax-collectorswas as a sign that Jesus has come to help to the sick or outcasts. The sending out of the twelve disciples was about when Jesus sent out the twelve disciple of the world, he sent ...read more.

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Baptism is a sacrament that makes us Christians and the faith of the parents bring the infant to Baptism or we can claim our faith ourselves as adults. There are very few modern day disciples but there still are a few we can look at such as Mother Teresa, Max Kolbe and Martin Luther King (M.L.K). Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta in 1929, he was the son of a Baptist minister and after studying theology at university he became a minister too. Martin Luther King is a modern disciple as all his life he fought for civil right for black people, risking his life many a time, and at the age of 36 won the Nobel peace prize being the youngest person ever to receive it. After receiving it he carried on his non-violent campaign to bring social harmony between America. But a violent opponent assassinated him in April 1968. Gandhi influenced King, but his main influence was Jesus. Martin Luther King achieved all that he did by what Jesus commanded by "Turning the other cheek." ...read more.

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