RS Edexcel GCSE Marks Gospel notes

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Discipleship
Key words
The the collection of 10 laws given by God
commandments
Disciples followers of Jesus
The eye of a needle a metaphor used by Jesus to show that wealth made it difficult to
enter the kingdom of God
The kingdom the rule of God in people's lives
Levi a tax collector who was called to be a disciple
Peter's denial the way Peter said he was not a follower of Jesus after the arrest of
Jesus
Selfsacrifice putting other people's needs before your own
Service an act of help or assistance
Sons of Zebedee the brothers James and John whom Jesus called to follow him
True family those who follow the teaching of Jesus
True greatness the teaching of Jesus that the service of others is true greatness
The Twelve the twelve selected from the disciples to be Jesus' closest
disciples
How the nature of discipleship is shown in the call of the first disciples (1:1420(Now
after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and
saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand repent, and believe in
the gospel." And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the
brother of Simon casting a net in the sea for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to
them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men." And immediately they
left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of
Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And
immediately he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the
hired servants, and followed him.), 2:1317(He went out again beside the sea and
athe entirecrowd gathered about him, and he taught them. And as he passed on, he
saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me."
And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in his house, many tax
collectors and sinners were sitting with Jesus and his disciples for there were many
who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was
eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax
collectors and sinners?" And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are
well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners.)), and why it is important for Christians today.
Importance for Christians today Nature of discipleship
Christians learn how to act if they want Jesus chose ordinary people as
to follow Jesus. We see this when disciples. Their jobs did not matter to
Jesus' disciples get up and follow him him some of them were outcasts e.g.
without any questioning him, which Levi ­ a tax collector and recognised
shows that we shouldn't question sinners. Jesus was not concerned by
Jesus. how they had acted in the past
Christians learn that we should trust The five men follow Jesus
Jesus. We see this when Jesus tells wholeheartedly (leaving family, friends
Simon and Andrew to follow him and and jobs behind). For example James
they do, they trust him. and John left their father.

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Christians learn that Jesus calls Jesus told those he called that he would
ordinary people and outcasts to follow make them `fishers of men' which
him. We see this when Jesus calls Levi, shows that disciples are meant to
a tax collector, to be his disciples. This spread the good news
shows that everyone is equal to Jesus
even if they are outcasts like Levi.
Christians learn Jesus calls us to follow This story also shows that we should
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They went out and
preached
How the costs of discipleship are shown in the true family of Jesus (3:3135(And his
mother and his brothers came and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
And a crowd was sitting about him and they said to him, "Your mother and your
brothers are outside, asking for you.…read more

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We may find it hard to give up our first Jesus asked his disciples to be different
place so that we may become the which is very difficult most people's idea
greatest. of greatness is power and wealth but
Jesus says true greatness is serving.…read more

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What then will the owner of the
vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.
Haven't you read this passage of Scripture: "The stone the builders rejected has
become the cornerstone the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"
Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to
arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them.…read more

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You dumb and
deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after
crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse so
that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him
up, and he arose.…read more

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Mark's account causes problems for Christians today.
Problems of discipleship Problems for Christians today.…read more

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And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were
possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are
possible to thee remove this cup from me yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.…read more

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And he broke down and wept.)), and how it might
both help and cause problems for Christians today.
Problems of discipleship Problems for Christians Help for Christians
today. today.
The disciples fail to He failed to understand the Although you go wrong
understand the meaning of meaning of Jesus' you can still go right ­
Jesus teachings warnings Peter went on to be one
of the great leaders of
the early Christian
Church. This would give
great encouragement to
Christians.…read more

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Conflict and argument
Key words
Corban a gift dedicated to God which meant that it could not be used for
anything else
Fasting going without food on certain days as a sign of devotion to God
The Law the collection of laws handed down by God and collected in the Torah
Palm Sunday the Sunday before Good Friday when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a
donkey
Passion the sufferings of Jesus, especially in the time leading up to his
crucifixion
Pharisees a religious group whose aim…read more

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