Jesus stood up to the highest of high in the church of his day. Imagine a man brought up by parents of the Jewish faith, going against his own religion? That did not go over very well. The common average everyday people were finally recognized and included in this faith. Jesus had many to convince and many he did. He healed the sick. He put life into the dead, both figuratively and physically. He called out hypocrites. He tore down greed and deception inside the walls of God's temple. Jesus had the heart of a lion and of course he had his father, God himself on his side. Although he was made to suffer at the hands of these leaders of the day, his teachings prevailed. One thing to remember is that Jesus did not have to suffer. He was God's son after all. He had power to do anything. He could have prevented his death and suffering. Many believed if he (Jesus) was the true Messiah, he should not be put to death in the way that he was. This way of thinking proved to be wrong. Jesus died for mankind to have access to the kingdom of God and to be forgiven for their sins.
II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come