Jesus the Great Philosopher

Resilience on the Rock

April 24, 2022 / Josh Sercey

In closing our Jesus the Great Philosopher series, Pastor Josh explores the conclusion Jesus gives in his Sermon the Mount. We see that there are only two options for his conclusion: either follow Jesus or don’t.

  • Jesus only gives us two options: follow him into life, or don’t to our own peril. 
  • There is a way that seems right to us, but it ends in destruction. Jesus invites us to the narrow path instead. 
  • Christianity is not just something we believe, but something we put into practice. Otherwise our stability as a Christian is threatened. 
  • As we walk down the path of discipleship, we must remember that we are not trailblazers. We are following Jesus and must keep our eyes on him.


  1. Pastor Josh started off his sermon by discussing how Jesus gives us only two options in our discipleship: follow him to life, or choose our own way toward death. How do you react when you hear such a narrow path? How do you respond to Jesus being so exclusive? 
  2. There is a way that seems right to us, but in the end leads to destruction. How have you experienced this in your own life? Are there examples of following your own heart that ended up bringing destructive consequences? 
  3. Christianity cannot be divorced from our practice. It’s a faith that we don’t just receive, but one we walk in and practice. What spiritual practices are lacking in your life right now? Which ones are thriving and healthy? 
  4. The way we walk is not us trailblazing, but us following Jesus. Which means we should always look to him. If you had to rate it, how would you describe your current focus on Jesus? How is his grace, love, and beauty motivating you or sustaining you?