70 Powerful Jesus Quotes and Teachings

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Jesus of Nazareth, who was born between 6 BC and 4 BC, is the central religious figure of Christianity. Even though the Ministry of the Jewish preacher lasted approximately only 3 ½ years, he had a profound impact on the entire world. In fact, his teachings are the foundation of the world’s largest religion, which has more than 2.4 billion followers, accounting for more than 33% of the world’s population. To us Christians, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah prophesied and heralded in the Old Testament. Whether or not Jesus Christ did really exist is often debated. However, even secular scholars and historians agree about the actual existence of Jesus. Thanks to numerous accounts – aside from biblical scripture – it is generally accepted that Jesus Christ truly walked on earth more than 2000 years ago. If you want to learn more about the truly inspiring teacher Jesus of Nazareth, have a look at the following Jesus quotes.

The teachings of Jesus Christ allow you to learn more about the greatest religious leader and certainly the most influential teacher who ever lived. His profound statements give you great insights about Jesus and his teachings. But who was the man that inspired billions all around the world?

“He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.”
Jesus Christ, John 8:3

To most – but not all – Christians, Jesus Christ is not only the Son of God but God incarnate in the flesh. As such, God chose to become a human being not to judge mankind but to save the world. In his great love for humanity, Jesus sacrificed himself – he died for our sins. Without this great sacrifice, there would be no eternal life for sinful mankind.

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Discover some of the most wonderful Jesus quotes and learn more about the Son of God.

As it is declared in the Old Testament, all those who sin will die and that there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood. For this reason, God sent his Son to be sacrificed and to provide redemption for mankind.

70 Powerful Jesus Quotes and Teachings

In the following, you can find many powerful statements of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At the same time, we’ve also included many inspiring Jesus quotes from his followers. We hope you enjoy this collection.

Here are these wonderful Jesus quotes:

1.

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
Jesus Christ, John 3:16-17

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“Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:43-47

3.

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Jesus Christ, Luke 11:9-10

4.

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26

5.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:10

6.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”
Jesus Christ, John 10:27-30

7.

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 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.” (Mark 10:42-45)Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 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.”
Jesus Christ, Mark 10:42-45

8.

“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Jesus Christ, John 3:3

9.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Jesus Christ, John 14:6

10.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:33

11.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:16

12.

“For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 12:50

13.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
Jesus Christ, John 10:10-11

14.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus Christ, John 16:33

15.

“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 23:12

16.

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 22:36-40

17.

“Come, follow me and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 4:19

18.

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:34

19.

“You have said it. And in the future, you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 26:63-64

20.

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.”
Jesus Christ, Mark 8:34-35

21.

“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Jesus Christ, John 4:13-14

22.

“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
Jesus Christ, John 20:21

23.

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Jesus Christ, Mark 11:24-25

24.

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 18:12-14

25.

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 7:12

26.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way, they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:11-12

27.

“They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Jesus Christ, Luke 5:31-32

28.

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 9:37

29.

“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 11:30

30.

“For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Jesus Christ, Mark 10:45

31.

“What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Jesus Christ, Mark 8:36-38

32.

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 19:14

33.

“My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”
Jesus Christ, John 18:36

34.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:16

35.

“The world takes us to a silver screen on which flickering images of passion and romance play, and as we watch, the world says, “This is love.” God takes us to the foot of a tree on which a naked and bloodied man hangs and says, “This is love.”
Joshua Harris

36.

“The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life.”
Max Lucado

37.

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
Augustine of Hippo

38.

“Turn around and believe that the good news that we are loved is better than we ever dared hope, and that to believe in that good news, to live out of it and toward it, to be in love with that good news, is of all glad things in this world the gladdest thing of all. Amen, and come Lord Jesus.”
Frederick Buechner

39.

“Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus’ touch. We experience his care.”
Max Lucado

40.

“The cross is God’s way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments. The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, “Me too.”
Rob Bell

41.

“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength”
Adam Young

42.

“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus!”
Neal A. Maxwell

43.

“The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creation. Not to make people with better morals but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything aglow with peace, joy, boldness, and extravagant, furious love. This, my friend, is what it really means to be a Christian.”
Brennan Manning

44.

“Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.”
Rich Mullins

45.

“We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love.”
Peter Kreeft

46.

“When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves – that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience.”
N.T. Wright

47.

“Jesus is the starving, the parched, the prisoner, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the dying. Jesus is the oppressed, the poor. To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.”
Jean Vanier

48.

“The gospel declares that no matter how dutiful or prayerful we are, we can’t save ourselves. What Jesus did was sufficient.”
Brennan Manning

49.

“The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped – it requires an active participation in following Jesus as he leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in the hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and reflections where we engage in prayerful conversation with one another and with him.”
Eugene H. Peterson

50.

“Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe.”
Steven James

51.

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”
N.T. Wright

52.

“If your life is Christ, then your death will be only more of Christ, forever. If your life is only Christlessness, then your death will be only more Christlessness, forever. That’s not fundamentalism, that’s the law of non-contradiction.”
Peter Kreeft

53.

“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.”
Brennan Manning

54.

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 15:5-6

55.

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.”
Psalm 138:8

56.

“Remember: He WANTS your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship.”
Billy Graham

57.

“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
Hans Urs von Balthasar

58.

“We were in darkness when we were outside of the knowledge of Jesus and when we were not followers of Him. Yet now that we have this knowledge of Jesus Christ and this relationship with Him, we have become light and we are to live as light.”
Todd Coburn

59.

“There is no other way to determine the difference between the will of God and the crafts of Satan… Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life… The Holy Spirit of God is the Comforter…”
Israelmore Ayivor

60.

“What we believe about God is the most important truth we believe, and it’s the one truth that does the most to shape us. God is the Sun too bright for us to see. Jesus is the Prism who makes the colors beautiful and comprehensible.”
Michael Spencer

61.

“Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.”
Frederick Buechner

62.

“I believe that Jesus would have given His life for just one person. Jesus emptied Himself, He humbled Himself and He so yielded Himself to His Father’s love that He had no ambition of His own. He was not looking to build an empire, He did not want praise or adulation or to impress people with who or how many followed Him. He stopped over and over again for just one person, for just one life.”
Heidi Baker

63.

“Jesus promised his disciples three things – that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.”
William Barclay

64.

“He, the Life of all, our Lord and Saviour, did not arrange the manner of his own death lest He should seem to be afraid of some other kind. No. He accepted and bore upon the cross a death inflicted by others, and those other His special enemies, a death which to them was supremely terrible and by no means to be faced; and He did this in order that, by destroying even this death, He might Himself be believed to be the Life, and the power of death be recognised as finally annulled. A marvelous and mighty paradox has thus occurred, for the death which they thought to inflict on Him as dishonor and disgrace have become the glorious monument to death’s defeat.”
Athanasius of Alexandria

65.

“In the Cross is salvation; in the Cross is life; in the Cross is protection against our enemies; in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness; in the Cross is strength of mind; in the Cross is joy of spirit; in the Cross is excellence of virtue; in the Cross is perfection of holiness. There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.”
Thomas à Kempis

66.

“The Lord gave the wonderful promise of the free use of His Name with the Father in conjunction with doing His works. The disciple who lives only for Jesus’ work and Kingdom, for His will and honor, will be given the power to appropriate the promise. Anyone grasping the promise only when he wants something very special for himself will be disappointed, because he is making Jesus the servant of his own comfort. But whoever wants to pray the effective prayer of faith because he needs it for the work of the Master will learn it, because he has made himself the servant of his Lord’s interests.”
Andrew Murray

67.

“For me, the most radical demand of Christian faith lies in summoning the courage to say yes to the present risenness of Jesus Christ.”
Brennan Manning

68.

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.”
Henry Martyn

69.

“Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?”
Chuck Palahniuk

70.

“The sinners to whom Jesus directed His messianic ministry were not those who skipped morning devotions or Sunday church. His ministry was to those whom society considered real sinners. They had done nothing to merit salvation. Yet they opened themselves to the gift that was offered them. On the other hand, the self-righteous placed their trust in the works of the Law and closed their hearts to the message of grace.”
Brennan Manning

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of truly powerful Jesus quotes.

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