15 Bible Quotes about Following Jesus

Being a Christian means being a Christ-follower. But what does it mean to really follow Jesus Christ? Well, the Bible certainly has everything we need to know about that. Here are 15 Bible Quotes about following Jesus. These should answer your questions about how and why to follow Jesus and the example He set for us.

Study these 15 Bible verses about following Jesus and don’t forget to share so that others can be encouraged to also follow Jesus!

bible quotes about following jesus

And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
- Luke 9:1-2

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- Ephesians 4:1-3

But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’
- Jeremiah 7:23

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Matthew 11:29-30

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
- Luke 9:23-24

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
- John 14:15

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
- Matthew 4:19

If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
- John 8:31-32

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
- Matthew 28:19-20

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
- Proverbs 3:5-6

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
- 2 Timothy 3:16

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- John 13:35

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
- Galatians 2:20

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Hebrews 12:2

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
- John 14:6

Total Quotes Found: 15

5 Stories From The Bible About Following Jesus

Here are 5 great stories from the Bible about following Jesus.

Count the Cost – Luke 14

It will cost you something to follow Jesus.  Some are hesitant to be friends with Christians or to hire a believer, so it’s no wonder Jesus said “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it” (Luke 14:28)?  It may cost you something in this world, but following Jesus into the kingdom will pay infinite rewards that the world’s wealth pales in comparison to.

Follow Me – Matthew 16

You cannot live in the world and like the world if you follow Jesus.  The Lord said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).  We don’t normally deny ourselves anything, but taking up Jesus’ cross and following Him is all about denying one self and not denying Jesus publicly.  Taking up His cross means we share the burdens He had as He was rejected by men, scorned for the gospel, and forsaken by His disciples and followers.  Following Him is easy to say…but exceedingly hard to do.

Difficult and Narrow – Acts 4

To enter the kingdom of God is to be taking a narrow, difficult path.  It’s narrow because Jesus is the One and only way into the kingdom (Acts 4:12).  Jesus reminds us of the difficulty of following Him, saying that “the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14).   It might seem like many are finding it, but it is actually few that find it, for many claim to believe, but these same many will be turned away when Christ tells them to depart from Him for all time (Matthew 7:21-23).

Forsaking All – Luke 14

Many believers around the world have to choose; they must choose between following Jesus or following this world.  If they follow Jesus, they must forsake all for Him, “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33).  That means forsaking our own way; perhaps forsaking old friends who still run with the Devil; and forsaking all others and things to follow Him.

In His Fold – John 10

The Lord is our Good Shepherd, and all who are in His flock, He knows, and they know Him (John 10:14), so it’s not so much whether we know Jesus, but does He know us!  The Lord said that “When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice” (John 10:4).  Following Jesus is following His words, and those words are found in Scripture.

Not Always Easy

Following Jesus is not easy.  It is costly.  It will mean pain, rejection, scorn, and public ridicule, but that’s what Jesus faced too, so we can’t expect they’ll treat us any better than they treated Him. We may not have to die on a cross for following Him, but we do have to bear our own cross and forsake everything else to follow Jesus…but it is infinitely worth it in every way.

I hope these Bible verses will help you understand more about what it means to truly follow Jesus. But don’t stop here – the entire Bible is about Jesus! Read on!

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