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What can marks gospel tell us about being a disciple?

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Course work 1 Question What can marks gospel tell us about being a disciple? Disciples Discipleship is usually thought of as following Jesus, being a preacher, teacher. Somebody who believes in something, or who believes in someone, and leaves everything behind them to try to make others believe the. The other main area of discipleship is serving others. When a disciple is healing a person, he is serving them .So discipleship can be summed up; to follow, to learn, to preach, to believe, to serve. All factors are crucial to be a true disciple. But to be a disciple, u must be a Christian. The disciples share Jesus' faith, and his freedom to rise above all concerns. The disciples of Jesus received their 'call' from Jesus, and they responded with immediate willingness. Jesus called, and the disciples went to him. "Jesus said to them, come with me, and I will teach you to catch people. At once they left their nets and went with him". (Mark 1:17-18) In Mark Chapter Two, verse fourteen, Jesus tells Levi to "Follow me"; "Levi got up and followed him". The response to Jesus' calling is clearly that of a wanting to follow, to be with Jesus. When Jesus chose the twelve disciples in 'Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles', all twelve were willing and went ahead to preach the word of Jesus Christ. Their mission was simple. To do as Jesus does. Jesus gave his disciples authority over evil spirits and ordered them to take as little as possible, to leave all behind and go ahead to preach and heal (Mark 6:7-11). The disciples had a very real mission, an Jesus tol them when he chose them, "I will send you out to preach, and you will have authority to drive out demons" (Mark 3:14). ...read more.

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He said "Believers will be given the power to perform miracles; if they pick up snakes or drink any poison, they will not be harmed; they will place their hands on sick people, who will get well". This is powerful, crucial text. It tells us about the power Jesus has, and how he took a firm attitude with his disciples at this time. Jesus was one who went around with his eyes open, he understood the world and he shows this in 'The Widow's Offering' (Mark 12:41-44), this parable tells us about the temple treasury. Many rich men dropped in lots of money, and a poor old widow put in "two little copper coins", worth about a penny. "I tell you this poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others. For the others put in what they had to spare of their riches; but she, pour as she is, put in all she had - she gave all she had to live on". Why would she do that? Because she wanted to suffer, she wanted to sacrifice all she had to show her care and dedication for the Lord, the church. The greatest commandment (Mark 12:28-34)in relation to discipleship was said by Jesus when he was asked by a teacher of the Law who was trying to catch Jesus out. Jesus said "The most important one is this: 'Listen Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with your entire mind, and with all your strength'". That is the greatest commandment, and followed by "Love your neighbour as you love yourself", Jesus rightly says "There is no other commandment more important than these two". ...read more.

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Bein a genuinely good person and a believer would class you as a Christian disciple in my opinion. Coursework 3 It is not possible to be a true Christian of Jesus in the modern world do you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you've looked at more than one point of view? Christians today It is possible for the priests that work in our parish they have devoted there lives to god and his son Jesus. it wouldn't be to hard for a priest but all the while It would be quiet hard for a normal everyday people for there are so many things that could threaten are Christianity but I still believe in people can be Christians in are world we live in today for if someone has enough will power they could succeed with anything they set there heart and mind on. On the other hand as I said before there are so many things that could threaten Christians in the world we live in today such as wars, and things that break commandments such as stealing and adultery happen all around us and beside us as we live in peace in our homes we way not live in peace outside and break one of the commandments love thy neighbour which Jesus said was an important one .And we all know that loving thy neighbour would be one of the hardest tasks but that's what's facing Christians in the world today not only Christians but everybody in the world has a neighbour in a way for example my neighbour that's lives beside or Ireland and England are neighbouring countries they haven't always seen eye to eye just like our own neighbours in our estates and the towns we live in. John Beattie coursework ...read more.

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