103 Motivational Jesus quotes (2022)

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103 Motivational Jesus quotes and words of faith

If you have been looking for some motivational Jesus quotes to give you inspiration then congratulations, you have found them. 

Recently we wrote a blog on powerful Christian quotes about success, using the words of successful Christians across history. Off the back of that blog we thought why not go straight to the source and find the most inspiring words from the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ himself.

In this blog you will find 103 hand picked quotes from and about Jesus of Nazareth.

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The important thing to remember when reading quotes from Jesus is that these words forged the foundation of the Christian faith. in success terms there is very little that can compete. Billions of people 2000 years later are still living a Christian life because of the words you are about to read.

1.“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” 

2. “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 

3. “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” 

4. “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.” 

5. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

6. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 

7. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” 

8. “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” 

9. “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.”

10. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

11. “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

12. “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 

13. “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.”

14. “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.”

“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.” 

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15. “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.”

16. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”

17. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

18. “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

19. “Come, follow me and I will send you out to fish for people.”

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.”

21. “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.”

22. “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.”

23. “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

24. “They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

25. “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

26. “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

27. “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him.”

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28. “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.”

29. “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

30. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.”

31. “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.”

32. “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”

33. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

34. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

35. “Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.”

36. “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

37. “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

38. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”

39. “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.”

40. “For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?”

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41. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

42. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.”

43. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

44. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

45. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

46. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.”

47. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

48. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.”

49. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.”

50. “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”

51. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

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52. “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

53. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31

54. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13

55. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

56. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

57. “What, then, shall we say in response? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

58. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6

59. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

60. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

61. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

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

63. “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” – John 5:13

64. “Everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth.” – Matthew 7:8

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In tough times these historical giants have found faith and comfort in the power of God.

65. “My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.”Brennan Manning

66. “You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.” – John MacArthur

67. “The world has changed and it’s going to keep changing, but God never changes; so we are safe when we cling to Him.” – Chuck Swindoll

68. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

69. “If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.” ― Oswald Chambers

70. “God is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message. He takes the trials and tests and turns them into a testimony.” – Christine Caine

71. “But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” – Francis Chan

72. “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper

73. “Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” – James Hudson Taylor

74. “God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.” – Max Lucado

75. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

76. “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” –  C.S. Lewis

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77. “Sin is the second most powerful force in the universe, for it sent Jesus to the cross. Only one force is greater-the love of God.”

78. “Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!”

79. “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

80. “Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”

81. “When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.”

82. “The message I preach hasn’t changed. Circumstances have changed. Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed.”

83. “The only hope for enduring peace is Jesus Christ.”

84. “God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”

85. “The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”

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86. “There is no army, no fortress, no giant that can stand against our God. No one. I have seen his might with my own eyes.”Connilyn Cossette, Wings of the Wind

87. “It is only the Creator that can set thy soul free from every struggle.”Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom

88. “Faith is the great equalizer; Faith is the great qualifier. Faith opens doors and creates opportunities for accessing the power of God against all odds.”Rob Reimer

89. “Praying and then doubting whether it will be heard or manifested is really doubting the power of God.” Maddy Malhotra

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90. “God does not give us everything we want, but he does fulfill his promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

91. “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – Elisabeth Elliot

92. “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” – Billy Graham

93. “As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven’s list.” – Rick Warren

94. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

95. “The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” – Bernadette Devlin

96. “Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst

97. “There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.” – Alistair Begg

98. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows. It empties today of its strength” – Corrie Ten Boom

99. “The love of Christ always helps us see beyond the faults of others.” – Victor Manuel Rivera

100. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

101. “Lord, bring honor to thy son at my expense, whatever the cost, and send me the bill. It is my reasonable service – He paid mine.” – Carl Baugh

102.Do not doubt thyself, have faith in thy soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

103. “This is God’s work, and God’s work will not be frustrated. But there is still much to be done.” – M. Russell Ballard


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