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."