How did Jesus identify himself?
Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of God
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:16
How did Jesus affirm his identity?
Jesus taught with power and authority
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Mark 1:22
Jesus worked supernaturally
... and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was. Mark 1:34
Jesus forgave sins
“But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!” Mark 2:10-12
Jesus showed he was the creator
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:41
Jesus claimed to be from God and is now with God
Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death. Mark 14:61b-64
Jesus was executed for his claim to be God
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. Mark 15:37
Jesus was resurrected, proving he was God
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” Mark 16:6-7
Big idea: Who do you say __________ is?
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Mark 8:29