Why follow Jesus?
Jesus is an inspiring figure. Reading about his life and teaching is like reading a manifesto for a new humanity. (You could give it a try right now. See here for his teaching called the Sermon on the Mount.)
But Jesus was more than a teacher. Through his death and resurrection we are given the freedom to mimic his life and teaching.
And all this is possible because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5)