From Larry W. Hurtado, Lord Jesus Christ p.295-296:
That is, Jesus is himself an eschatological “event” and figure. Eschatological hopes find in him specific confirmation and in his historical activity their partial and initial fulfillment. This gives the story of Jesus a keen edge of excitement and drama. He is not simply a powerful wonder-worker, an impressive teacher and debater, and/or a heroic leader of his followers; he is the special vehicle of the purposes of God, which involve (ultimately) the transformation of the world, the judgment of evil, and the vindication of those who ally themselves with God’s purposes.
Whew. Chills up my spine. I love this stuff.