Their mission was simple. To do as Jesus does. Jesus gave his disciples authority over evil spirits and ordered them to take as ... ... middle of paper ... ... Jesus were not, “Go and preach” - these were his last words, and before he gives this final commission, Jesus says, and does, certain things in order to get his followers back on track. Before Jesus gives his final commission, he helps his followers to overcome three obstacles to evangelism; he helps them to overcome discouragement, doubt, and disobedience. The final commissions given to the disciples were very important as they were given the job, to lead the way to God.
The disciples in the bible are remembered because they were chosen by Jesus to spread the word of God with him. The fact is, that any person can be a modern day disciple. It does not entail going back to Jesus' time and being chosen as one of his Disciples, you must simply live your life strictly following Christianity and God's word. The nature of Discipleship is in itself being a Disciple. As a Christian must ... ... middle of paper ... ...d uses his word, people and circumstances to mould us.
Modern disciples will still try to preach the gospel and spread the word of God. Another meaning of discipleship was to be a companion to Jesus, 3:14- "I have chosen you to be with m... ... middle of paper ... ...in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.' " Also, the rewards of discipleship can be felt in life, one's sacrifice as a disciple will be valued by God aswell as earning the fellowship of the Church. Generally, Marks Gospel teaches that discipleship is not a social status.
They that worship God must worships him in spirit and in truth. It’s a levite responsibility as a leader/minster that we be able to allow our personal relationship be spill over to cause people to worship when serving in any position of ministry. B. Jesus Christ said the greatest among you is the one who serving. Reminding the disciples that he didn’t come to be serve but he came to serve. This one of the most important factors that as minister we must keep in the forefront of our minds.
Although I strongly believe in resting in the finish work of the cross, I also believing in striving to live in a way that exemplifies discipleship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt working in my life. Striving to modify the deeds of the flesh to become more like the image of the Son of God, should be goal for all believers. Obedience is better than sacrifice and will cause God to highly favor you as He did His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was obedient to the things his father wanted him to do. He also did hard things that his flesh didn’t want to do, even to the point of death.
In this paper, the writer will comment on the importance of the Sermon on the Mount and its teaching on Colossians 3:1-17. Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount to the disciples to teach them compassion, evangelism and also to help him in the ministry, because he knew he could not do the ministry by himself. The Sermon on the Mount is a model of an upright Christian lifestyle. When a man hears the word bless he only thinks of carnal things. Rarely do he thinks spiritually.
We see the value of service to discipleship in the gospel when Jesus replies to the request of James and John 10: 43-44. He tells them "â€¦ if one of you wants to be great then you must be the servant of the rest, and if one of you wants to be first, he must be the slave of all." Jesus shows the importance of service as he leads by example 'for even the son of man came to serve and not to be served' (10: 45). This tells us that we must help and put others first before ourselves to be a true disciple. Another
Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives. This promise was that of the Holy Spirit, to come not only as a comforter but as a teacher and a guide. This guide would lead believers in the ways that Jesus lived. We see this in the first chapter of Acts where Jesus tells the disciples that they will receive power from on high and through the Holy Spirit, they will go out and witness not only to him and Jerusalem but to the outermost parts of the Earth. The term “baptism of the Holy Spirit” was first used by John the Baptist who said that I will baptize you with water but him that comes after me will baptize you with fire and of the Holy Spirit.
It shows us that we were meant to be here, and to still follow this religion. Jesus came to spread the message about the truth, and to inform us about the kingdom of god. Jesus applied all these rules in his own life during his time, and this makes it possible for us to do the same in ours. Following these aspects and virtues of life is the only way to create a connection with god. These qualities are made for and are to be instilled in the average Christian.
The Lord told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be sent to teach them all things and remind them of everything that Jesus told them (John 14:26), so that the gospel wouldn’t be merely words, but a message which comes in power directly from the Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 1:5). Thus, the Holy Spirit’s role was to bring into remembrance and to help them understand that which Jesus taught them. Moreover, the Holy Spirit was to indwell the disciples. In the Gospel of John, the Lord proclaims to his disciples that the Holy Spirit “abides with you and will be in you” (Jn.