Teaching of Discipleship on a Christian of Today.

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AO2: Explain how this teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today.

Christian discipleship involves faith and commitment to God, self sacrifice, service to others, using your time, money and energy, as God wants you to not as the world tempts you to. It also involves belonging to God’s own family, the church, and daily commitments with God. Modern day disciples like Ghandi, (even though he was non-Christian) acted as true modern day disciple with his total commitment, self-sacrifice and energy he put into leading India to independence by inspiring movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. We can see that they acted
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And example of this would be my ‘Granda’ who risked his life to save a mother and child from a house that was burning to the ground, an almost certain death situation. He put his needs before his own and renounced-self.
To take up cross is probably one of the most challenging commands of Jesus. Mark was writing his gospel at a time when many Christians were dying for their belief in Jesus. Crucifixion was a real possibility. There have been times since then, even to the present day, when Christians have been persecuted for their beliefs like Nelson Mandela, who believed in the rights of different races, whatever their colour and was imprisoned for 27 years in which he only saw his wife three times.
To follow him means accepting the Christian way of life and treading in the footsteps of Jesus, following his examples as closely as possible. Obedience to the will of God and putting others first may lead to suffering as it did for Jesus. However, the invitation to “Follow me” also holds the promise of sharing in Christ’s resurrected life.
I believe that modern day influences can cast a certain cloud over Christianity. Yet there are still those people who fight back to the discrimination and racial prejudice in our societies. Those are the true disciples of Jesus Christ. He who hears the message should carry out the message. People should stop thinking about what they take out of the world, but instead what they put back into

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