Believers in Christ don't follow Him today just because He was a great teacher and prophet. Believers don't follow Him because He was crucified. The Romans crucified thousands of people. Believers follow Jesus because He did what no other person did: He died AND rose again in three days for us. It was so we could experience reconciliation with a holy and just God.
We deserve the ultimate punishment for our sins: death (separation from God for eternity), but Jesus took the worst punishment in our place as the sacrificed Lamb and made the ultimate atonement for our sins. Jesus didn't come for a political revolution like the Jews in His day thought He would. Jesus came for a spiritual revolution. Jesus came to make dead people live. The question is: Are you really alive?
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.