If the followers of Jesus (peace be upon him) considered God to be their "Father,"
Then how did they regard Jesus?
To answer this let us read together"And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet" [Matthew 14:5 (compare with Matthew 21:26)]
"And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee." [Matthew 21:11]
"But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet" [Matthew 21:46]
"And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:" [Luke 24:19]
"The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet" [John 4:19]
"Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world." [John 6:14]
"Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the prophet" [John 7:40]
Indeed, how did Jesus himself describe himself? Let us read"Nevertheless I (Jesus) must walk to day, and to morrow, and the [day] following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem." [Luke 13:33]
"And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house" [Matthew 13:57]
This is once again confirmed in the noble Qur'an:
"And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Verily! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was [revealed] before me in the Torah" The Holy Qur'an , Chapter 61 , Verse 6
Excerpted from 'What Did Jesus Really Say ?' by Misha'al ibn Abdullah