Discipleship in Mark's Gospel Essay
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Discipleship in Mark's Gospel
In the world today, discipleship in Mark’s Gospel is being used as a guide to the modern disciple. The disciples in Mark’s Gospel are good role models for Christians today. Disciples were taught to care for one another and always put others before themselves; this is reflected in Christians today. An example of a disciple like this is Bob Geldof who is a good role model who helped raise money by using his talent and the talent of others. Another example of disciples like this is the organisation Amnesty International who together fight for the rights of others.
In the calling of the disciples Jesus chose twelve men, he did not chose men of status or wealth he…show more content…
The disciples were sent on their journey to carry out three duties they were; preach repention, drive out evil spirits and to anoint people with oil and heal them. The mission of the church remains the same as the mission of the twelve, many people still go out and preach. Organisation throughout the world continue to go out and care for the sick, feed the hungry, fight against injustice and preach the message along the way. Examples of these organisations are Trocaire, Red Cross and Tear fund.
Many individuals go out of their way to make a difference by giving up their life to help and support those in need, an example of this type of person is the Pope who brought endeavoured to bring peace to countries and visited the sick/poor, another shining example was Mother Theresa who devoted her life to caring for the sick and under privileged in the third world. We ourselves can do simple things like giving up our spare time to care for an elderly, work for a charity that you admire or even by just praying makes us a better disciple.
To become a good disciple today we must have hope in God, believe in the resurrection of Jesus and the grace and glory of God. We must be able to accept failure, Peter accepted failure in his denial against Jesus. Many times we see Peter speak out and defend his
Analysis of Marks Gospel Essay
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This research assignment aims to analyse and interpret an influential part of the New Testament – Mark’s Gospel. An analysis of Mark and his community will be discussed as well as interpreting Jesus’ teachings and his significant theme of Discipleship as it was then and in present society.
A Gospel in general, is a textual document written in narrative form of the good news and teachings proclaimed by Jesus to announce the power of God. Mark’s Gospel is one of four others (Matthew, Luke and John), where each Gospel has its differences in structure, language and theological slants. Mark’s Gospel is divided into three main sections: The Ministry of Jesus, Jesus’ prologue of foretelling his Passion, and his Passion and Death. Mark set out…show more content…
Although the Roman society questioned Monotheism, the strength of Mark’s community to Jesus had overthrown their past beliefs, whereby their loyalties had met with the many hardships and dangers of Roman hierarchy – just as Jesus’ followers did.
The concept of ‘seeing’ the ways of Jesus and that He is the Messiah, is to truly understand the message being portrayed throughout the Gospel, and not the surface meaning that is being represented literally. This concept was very significant to Jesus and his followers as to interpret the meaning without being said, most parables being related to the Kingdom of God and Jesus’ miracle stories. Times were harsh and difficult to spread and teach the words of Jesus, as Mark’s community would face persecution. The disciples of Jesus could ‘see’ more than other believers could perceive, from being apart of Jesus’ life with close relationships, as they were taught the fundamentals from Jesus himself to understand his teachings in much more depth and fluency than others. There were many similarities among Jesus’ twelve disciples and Mark’s community, as both groups share the strong faith in Jesus and God’s power by spreading the good news to others as well as experiencing hardships caused by arrogant hierarchy and society. According to Mark, Jesus was known for his parables and