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Study source K. use the sources to explain whether or not you agree with this assessment of the role of the media in influencing American attitudes to the war

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Explain what a study of St Mark's gospel can tell Christians about the nature of discipleship Introduction Christian interpret marks gospel in a variety of ways for example Liberal approach. Believe that the writers of the bible were guided by god, but as they were human they could have made mistakes. The bible contains Gods word but needs to be interpreted by people. Not all intended to be taken literally, but to present spiritual truth using parables, imaginative stories and poetic writing Conservatives approach. Believe the bible was inspired by god and that the writers wrote what god wanted "the truth" from god for people to understand. The bible is not a scientific text and may not always have a clear meaning. Fundamentalists approach. Believe the bible is inspired by god and has no errors. Fundamentalists accept the miracles just as they are described in the bible. ...read more.


The guidance Mark presents in his gospel is a challenge to Christians today. Mark shows that anything Jesus asked his disciples to do, he puts into practice himself. Jesus acted with POWER and AUTHORITY; some examples are miracles in how he forgives us are sins. Jesus set out to preach the good news and tell people to turn away from sin and repent. Call and response The call of the first disciples As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee; he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. ...read more.


"Fellow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him. The call of the lord's initiative it is he who calls them The appointing of the twelve apostles: Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve designating them apostles that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder); Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Response: The response was immediate, Jesus had a magnetic personality and his command revealed the authority of Jesus' word Some people think Jesus called twelve disciples because there where twelve tribes of Israel ...read more.

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