Why would anyone want to follow Jesus?

Life is about choices. We can choose to continue with business as usual, enjoying success based on the standards defined by our culture. Or we can take an honest look at the Jesus of the Bible and dare to ask what the consequences might be if we really believed and obeyed him. Each and every day, for over two thousand years, people around the world choose to follow this itinerant rabbi who gave his life and was raised from the dead so that all who follow him can enjoy God’s Kingdom and everlasting life.

God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field.

Matthew 13:44 (MSG)