19 Bible Verses About Being Christ Like
One of the reasons Jesus came to earth was to give us an example. His teaching and ministry was in part to show us the proper path to walk in life.
Jesus not only gives us the perfect example, but He transforms our heart and identity. When we accept Jesus and choose to follow Him, He gives us a new identity in Christ.
God created humanity in His image, which was fractured through sin, and restored through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Here are 19 of my favorite Bible verses about becoming more Christ-like.
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”Galatians 2:20 NKJV
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.”Luke 6:40 NKJV
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus”Philippians 2:5 NIV
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.’”Matthew 16:24 NKJV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”Ephesians 4:21-24 NLT
“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”Romans 8:29 NLT
“He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”1 John 2:6 NKJV
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”Colossians 3:1-2 NIV
“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”1 John 3:2 NIV
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”Romans 12:1 NKJV
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”John 15:12 NKJV
“You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”John 13:13-15 NKJV
“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”Ephesians 4:15 NLT
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”1 Peter 2:21 NIV
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”Galatians 3:27 NIV