All kinds of opinions exist about what it means to be a Christian. Then Jesus said to his disciples, If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. 31 Verses Every Teenager Should Know: Following encourages students to examine the nature of their relationship with God. Jesus called disciples to radical faith, sacrificial living, and complete devotion to God’s will. Scripture is clear that life as a Christ-follower is not always easy, but it is definitely worth it. 31: Following provides daily guidance on what it means to be a disciple in the 21st century, helping teenagers follow Christ in their day-to-day lives.