In her book, Introduction to Christianity, Mary Jo Weaver says this:
"Some Christians think that Jesus was so clearly the Messiah that no one could fail to recognize him as such...... Christians who see Jews as a 'problem' might be surprised to learn that Jesus has been a continual puzzle for the Jews. Medieval Jews tended to picture Jesus as an apostate Jew, a man who had lost his faith; 19th century Jewish scholars had an image of Jesus as a great ethical teacher. They could not agree whether he claimed to be the Messiah or not, though modern scholars agree that Jesus did not make that claim for himself." [Page 33-4] Italics mine.
What's your opinion? If you believe Jesus was the Messiah, can you support it with his words [or what is reported to be his words]?