Today, we begin a deeeeep dive into a really BIG question: Who did Jesus say he is?
Let’s kick things off with another question: What title did Jesus use most often to refer to himself?
The answer? Son of Man. In fact, that phrase appears a whopping 82 times in the Gospels.
That title emphasized both Jesus’ humble humanity and his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. God’s people had been waiting centuries for these words from Daniel to come to fruition:
In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
Jesus proclaimed himself as the fulfillment of that prophecy in this rather panoramic collection of verses: