Here are the 30 most compelling Bible scriptures on following Jesus.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
1 Peter 2:21
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
1 Corinthians 11:1
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:12
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“You are my friends if you do what I command you.”
“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest.
This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God. And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him.
“And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
“And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”
“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.”
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.