In Matthew 5 (Sermon on the Mount) Jesus says no less than 6 times
“But I say unto thee”
Jesus speaks with authority contrasting what the Jewish people had held as truth for centuries. “Who does he think he is”
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (Matthew 7:28, 29)
In Matthew's Gospel, Matthew is writing to a mostly Jewish audience wanting them to ask the same question and hopefully come to the conclusion that He (Jesus) is the Christ (Matt. 1:18-20), the Messiah (Matt. 1:1), the Son of the Living God (Matt. 3:17).
Who do you say that Jesus is?
From My Heart to Yours...