Mark ^zoomed in^ on whom Jesus chose to be his disciples and what they were like. When people read Mark^s gospel they realise that you can be a disciple of Jesus no matter who you are. Jesus said, ^It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but the sinners^ (Mark 2:17) Many people today see this and are inspired. They see that they too can be forgiven for all of their sins and lead a better life.
Discipleship and Mark's Gospel Mark's Gospel can tell us the entire truth about discipleship, telling Christians about the faith, responsibility, and sacrifice involved in following Jesus. Some may even say that we glimpse a harsh reality of what it really means to be a true Christian disciple and to have complete faith. Although in saying this, it is important to note that Mark's Gospel does also cover the rewards and the actual meaning of discipleship. This is important to include as Mark's Gospel was written at a time when Christians endured much persecution. They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel.
The Gospels are at one point defined as the good news about how God did the thing that he had always promised to do. The whole story is a public announcement about something that has happened as a result of which the whole world is a different place and everyone is invited to discover that for themselves and to live within the new world that thereby has been created. That is the good news. You can say it in a hundred different ways, but that is the story that... ... middle of paper ... ...e views us as his wonderful work. We should pray because God calls on us to be faithful and obedient to him.
The Nature of Discipleship in Mark’s Gospel A study of Mark’s Gospel can tell Christians lots of things about the nature of discipleship. There are many different aspects of discipleship. Sometimes there are positive aspects but sometimes there are negative aspects. In this essay I will discuss what the nature of discipleship means in Mark’s Gospel. The word “disciple” means “follower” and is often used to refer to one of Jesus’ followers from the Gospels.
All the power and the authority belong to God, however, God entrusted his authority to us to go and be a servant. Who is going to be a good leader? Leading does not demand perfectness; the only perfect leader of his people is God. Paul did not pressed on the perfectness of young Timothy we he gave for public l... ... middle of paper ... ...ng out and proclaims the gospel for unchurhed, and pastors should focus on internal evangelicalism. It is hard to evangelize other before we got evangelized ourselves.
Jesus meant they would bring people into the family of God. They would follow Jesus’ footsteps and spread the good news and convert people to Christianity. Jesus called a crowd to him along with his disciples and said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up the cross and follow me.” The cost of discipleship’s threefold. To deny ‘self’ means Jesus’ followers must always put other people’s needs before their own. Jesus said, “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” They must be honest, resist temptation.
A True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern world depends on how you define a "true disciple". If it means following all Jesus' instructions to the Twelve exactly, then it is plainly impractical for a modern Christian to be a true disciple. For example, Jesus told his disciples in Mk. Ch.16 v.15 to "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation." Clearly, not every Christian can be a missionary, preaching the Good news to everybody.
What a Study of Mark's Gospel can Tell Christians About the Nature of Discipleship In Mark's Gospel, the true nature of Discipleship to Christians was giving all that they have in the service of God and of other people. Also giving time and money to help others and requires total commitment. It was important in Mark's Gospel because Christians were being persecuted for their beliefs in Jesus. True Christian Discipleship means being prepared to accept this suffering even if it leads to death. Christian discipleship was reached out to anyone.
This shows to us as Christians that to be a good disciple you must have faith. Another illustration of the importance of faith comes in the story of the epileptic boy 9: 23-24 where Jesus says to the boy's father "â€¦Everything is possible for the person who has faith..." This suggests that if faith is complete in a person then they can achieve anything. Another point about discipleship that we are taught in Mark's gospel is service. This means that disciples of Jesus should give up their time to help and serve others. We see the value of service to discipleship in the gospel when Jesus replies to the request of James and John 10: 43-44.
Contemporary Problem: Our Christian walk can be placed in danger by unresolved anger. Contemporary Solution: We must rely upon God to help us resolve the issues surrounding our anger and restore our relationships. Preaching Today Tape # 4340 Stuart Briscoe Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples Mark 8 In this sermon Briscoe tells us what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. Being a disciple is not some higher status for Christians nor does having a denominationally correct title make one a true disciple of Jesus. A true disciple is one who has a growing relationship with the teacher.