When religious authorities asked John about his identity, he said he was preparing people for the coming of the Messiah, who was much more important than himself.
John the Baptizer announced that Jesus was the one who would become a sacrifice to remove guilt for sin, and how God had confirmed that Jesus was the Son of God.
After John declared again that Jesus would be a sacrifice to remove guilt for sin, four men decided to become Jesus' disciples.
Jesus told Nathaniel that he knew about him supernaturally, but that he would do things that were more surprising than that.
After Jesus expelled the merchants from the temple, the Jewish leaders wanted him to do a miracle to show by what authority he did that. He told them metaphorically that he would become alive again three days after he died.
When many people began to become Jesus' disciples, and John the Baptizer declared that Jesus was greater then he, the Jewish leaders rejected John's and Jesus' testimony that Jesus was equal to God.
While Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman, he showed by his God-given knowledge of her personal life that he is the life-giving Messiah.
Jesus told his disciples that what sustained him was doing his Father's will, which meant convincing non-Jewish people to believe in him.
After Jesus healed an official's son, the official and his family believed that Jesus is the Messiah.
Jesus replied to their objections by stating five reasons why they should believe that he is the Son of God.
Jesus taught them figuratively of the need for them to take for themselves the benefits of his sacrificing himself and shedding his blood to atone for their sins.
After Jesus taught people, the Jewish leaders wanted to arrest him, but many others believed he was the Messiah.
Many people were divided after Jesus said that the Spirit would produce eternal life within those who come to him.
Jesus replied to the Pharisees' objection to his claim to be like a light for the people of the world.
Jesus told his critics which people were true believers like Abraham and which ones really were serving Satan.
Jesus taught them that they needed to remain closely united to him in order to live in a way that would please God.
Jesus told them that after he left they would be sad, but that they would later be joyful when they saw him again.