Bible Verses, Quotes, Scriptures, Quotations, Passages About Following God, Following Christ, Following Jesus, Imitating Christ, Imitating Jesus, Imitating God, Discipleship, Ambassadors, Being An Ambassador For Christ, Being A Follower of Christ, Being a follower of Jesus, Being a Disciple, Being An Ambassador For & Of God, Jesus Christ, Being a disciple of Jesus, Being Like Christ, Being Like Jesus, Being Like God. Inspirational, Motivational, Uplifting, Encouraging, Powerful, Comforting Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes. Following Christ is not easy – The Cost of Discipleship. What does the Bible Say About Discipleship or Being a Disciple? What does the Bible Say about Following Jesus, Following Christ, Following God? What Does The Bible Say About Being Perfect? Following Christ in the world – Following Christ Quotes, Scriptures & Bible Verses. Following Christ Verses , Following Christ’s Example, “Follow Me” Bible Verses, Becoming more like Jesus Christ our God.
When we become Christians, we start afresh, and we become disciples or followers of Jesus Christ, Ambassadors for Christ (God). We are citizens of heaven and ambassadors on earth. Let’s remember to act accordingly in all that we do. Let’s imitate Christ and glorify God in all we do – being faithful and reliable ambassadors, disciples and followers, not wicked ones. The more we make an effort to act in a way that will glorify God, the more it becomes second nature to us. Let’s truly follow Christ in all that we do.
First we show verses that talk about discipleship, following and Imitating Jesus Christ (God). Then we show verses that talk about being an ambassador of Christ (God).
Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes About Discipleship, Following Christ, Following Jesus, Following God
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (KJV)
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ” (NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:1
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (NASB)
Bible Verses & Quotes About Imitating Christ, Imitating Jesus, Imitating God, Being Like Jesus, Following Christ’s Example, Becoming more like Jesus Christ (God)
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (NIV)
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” (ESV)
1 Peter 2:21-22
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.” (KJV)
1 John 2:4-6
“If someone claims, “I know him well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments, he’s obviously a liar. His life doesn’t match his words. But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be sure we’re in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.” (The Message) - Please scroll down to the very bottom for more on this.
“So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” (KJV)
1 Corinthians 11:1
“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” (NLT)
3 John 1:11
“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.” (NASB)
Matthew 20:25-28, NLT
“…Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (KJV)
Following Christ is Not Easy – The Cost of Discipleship
Luke 14:25-35 (NIV)
The Cost of Discipleship or Being A Disciple
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
“Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Ambassadors, Being An Ambassador for Christ, Being An Ambassador for God – Bible Verses & Scriptures
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 5:19-20
“That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (NKJV)
“I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.” (NLT)
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. ” (NIV)
“A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health. ” (NKJV)
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (NIV)
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (KJV)
1 John 2:1-11
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him’, but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, ‘I abide in him’, ought to walk just as he walked.
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says, ‘I am in the light’, while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates another believer is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know the way to go, because the darkness has brought on blindness.” (RSV)
Final Thoughts, Song & Prayer about Serving and Following Christ, Jesus, God
Teach me O Lord, to know your way,
Teach me O Lord, to love you more and more..
Teach me O Lord, to serve you, daily as I grow,
Teach me O Lord, to know your way… (Happiness Club Song)
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Much Love & Blessings,