Sermon by Israel Ruiz, Assistant Pastor, City Church of Wilmington from John 21:18-25. Peter followed Jesus because of the love that he had for him. He loved Jesus because Jesus loved him first. The Bible teaches us that obeying God is how we demonstrate our love to Jesus. Following Jesus is not an easy task, nor it looks the same for everyone and the Lord knows it. Jesus is inviting each one of us to follow him, regardless of where we are in our Christian journey. He is asking us to follow him and we ought to respond with love, by obeying him.