The following are a list of verses that clearly demonstrate Jesus pointed to Himself as the way back to God. If we want to come to the Father, we must come to Jesus Christ. If we want to follow God, we must follow Jesus Christ. To receive Jesus is to receive God; and to believe on Jesus Christ as Lord, is to trust God. In bold are the verses that make this connection absolutely clear.
The Gospel according to Matthew
Mat_4:19 (KJV) And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Mat_8:22 (KJV) But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Mat_9:9 (KJV) And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Mat_10:32 (KJV) Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat_10:33 (KJV) But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat_10:37 (KJV) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat_10:38 (KJV) And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat_10:40 (KJV) He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Mat_11:28 (KJV) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat_16:24 (KJV) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mat_18:6 (KJV) But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mat_19:14 (KJV) But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat_19:21 (KJV) Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
The Gospel according to Mark
Mar_1:17 (KJV) And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Mar_2:14 (KJV) And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
Mar_8:34 (KJV) And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mar_9:37 (KJV) Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Mar_9:42 (KJV) And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Mar_10:14 (KJV) But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Mar_10:21 (KJV) Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
The Gospel according to Luke
Luk_5:27 (KJV) And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
Luk_6:47 (KJV) Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Luk_9:23 (KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luk_9:48 (KJV) And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Luk_9:59 (KJV) And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Luk_14:26 (KJV) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luk_14:27 (KJV) And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luk_18:16 (KJV) But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Luk_18:22 (KJV) Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
The Gospel according to John
Joh_1:43 (KJV) The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Joh_5:40 (KJV) And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Joh_5:43 (KJV) I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Joh_5:46 (KJV) For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Joh_6:35 (KJV) And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Joh_6:37 (KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Joh_6:44 (KJV) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh_6:45 (KJV) It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
Joh_6:47 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
Joh_7:37 (KJV) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Joh_7:38 (KJV) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Joh_8:12 (KJV) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Joh_10:9 (KJV) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Joh_10:27 (KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Joh_11:25 (KJV) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Joh_11:26 (KJV) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Joh_12:26 (KJV) If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Joh_12:44 (KJV) Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
Joh_12:45 (KJV) And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
Joh_12:46 (KJV) I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Joh_13:20 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Joh_14:1 (KJV) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh_14:11 (KJV) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
Joh_14:12 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Joh_15:4 (KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh_15:5 (KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh_16:27 (KJV) For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
Joh_17:20 (KJV) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh_20:29 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Joh_21:19 (KJV) This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
Joh_21:22 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.