Scripture References from Jesus Said it First
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
Jesus replied, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
"If you love me, keep my commands."
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
"Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”