Rob Norman: The Gospel Of Mark | Who (and What) is Christ?
The disciples certainly knew Jesus as a Rabbi who had authority from God. As they followed Him the evidence became overwhelming that He was more than a Rabbi.
Healing the sick, casting out demons, miracles of nature (walking on water) and miracles of multiplication, are all signs the kingdom of God has come. Jesus performed these miracles, thus establish His credentials as King over all of His creation.
Not only must we resolve the question ‘who is Jesus?’, we must also understand ‘what is Jesus?’.