Jesus the Great Philosopher

A Greater Righteousness

January 30, 2022 / Josh Sercey

This week, Pastor Josh explores Jesus’s thesis for the Sermon on the Mount.


  • Insecurity is the enemy of intimacy with God. 
  • Many of us are insecure, either out of shame or because we know our hearts aren’t all in with God.
  • Jesus answers that first insecurity by showing how he fulfills the Old Testament.
  • Jesus answers the second insecurity by calling our hearts to full devotion.


  • Pastor Josh started off talking about how insecurity is the enemy of intimacy with God. If you were honest, do you feel insecure before God? If so, what’s causing that? 
  • Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, meaning he continues and completes everything God has been doing all along. Why is it important that we see this? How could this give us confidence instead of insecurity? 
  • At the end of this passage, Jesus calls his followers to respond to his grace by giving their whole hearts. God doesn’t care about the condition of our hearts when we come to him, only its portions. As you reflected, what are some areas of your heart that you’ve needed to give over to God again? 
  • Our submission to God isn’t to win his favor or get grace. We already have that. How do you need to rest in God’s grace this week?