Case for Messiah

As we come to Palm Sunday, we reflect on Jesus as the Messiah…as our Messiah.  But was Jesus really the Messiah?  Did He actually fulfill all of the puzzle pieces that God provides throughout the Old Testament?  Or did He simply set out to fulfill them Himself…did the disciples fabricate details…was it just a coincidence?  In short, how sure can we be that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah we believe Him to be?