Sermons on Gospel

The King Who Takes Away Our Fear – John 19:38-42

The King Who Takes Away Our Fear Nick Esch, 10/21/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction I love church history… One of the reasons I love it so much is because I love seeing the effects of God’s grace on His people… How He enables saints to boldly live for Him… Think of Peter being transformed from […]

Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me – John 19:31-37

Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me Nick Esch, 10/14/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This morning as we continue working our way through the narrative of the cross, my desire is for us to bask in the radiance of the glory of Christ; I want you to see Jesus for who He is and what He […]

The Cross – John 19:16b-30

The Cross Nick Esch, 10/7/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction My hope and prayer for us this morning is simple, yet incredibly important… This morning we’re going to look at the cross, and as we do my prayer is that God would so work in us that our hearts would cry out, “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” […]

Behold Your King – John 19:1-16a

Behold Your King Nick Esch, 9/30/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve likely heard about the hearing in Washing D. C. regarding Judge Kavanaugh… Now I don’t want to get into the details regarding that hearing; but one thing has become abundantly clear as this has been going down… […]

The Truth of Jesus Transforms Sinners Into Sons – John 18:28-40

The Truth of Jesus Transforms Sinners Into Sons Nick Esch, 9/23/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Remember the context of our passage; our passage takes place during the weeklong Jewish celebration of Passover, where the Jews remembered and thanked God for how He passed over them in the 10thplague, and delivered them from slavery. They celebrated […]

The Faithlessness of Man and the Faithfulness of Jesus – John 18:12-27

The Faithlessness of Man and the Faithfulness of Jesus Nick Esch, 9/16/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Intro Do you know anyone who has made shipwreck of their lives? Do you know anyone who has sinned so bad that it traumatically effected their lives? No doubt, we’ve all seen people who we thought were Christians fall away […]

Dark Days and Sovereign Grace – John 18:1-11

Dark Days and Sovereign Grace Nick Esch, 9/9/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11thterrorist’s attacks… This is, by far, one of the darkest days in recent history… We all have dark days, but something like 9-11 really shakes us… It reminds us how much evil is really in […]

Beholding the Glory of Christ Forevermore – John 17:24

Beholding the Glory of Christ Forevermore Nick Esch, 8/26/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction If I were to ask you what it means to be human, you would likely say something like, to be imperfect… We say that, don’t we? When we make a mistake, we say things like, “I’m only human…” And by that we […]

Unity Driven By Love – John 17:20-23

Unity Driven By Love Nick Esch, 8/19/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:20-23 Jesus is just a few hours away from the cross, and in preparation He has been praying to the Father. He began His prayer by praying for His glory, and then for His apostles, and now He shifts to praying for all believers […]

Sanctification and Mission – John 17:14-19

Sanctification and Mission Nick Esch, 8/12/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:14-19 Our passage begins in verse 14, with Jesus saying, “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” Now, this idea of Christians being hated by […]

Glory and Joy – John 17:9-13

Glory and Joy Nick Esch, 8/5/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:9-13 Remember the context of our passage: Jesus has just finished encouraging and equipping His disciples, and now the cross is at hand; in just a few hours He will die for the sins of His people… But before He goes to the cross He […]

God’s Name and God’s People – John 17:6-8

God’s Name and God’s People Nick Esch, 7/29/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:6-8 Remember our context: Jesus is praying to the Father just a few hours before He will go to the cross. He began His prayer praying for glory; that He would be glorified in and through His death, resurrection, and ascension… And now […]

The Glory of Christ and Knowing God – John 17:1-3

The Glory of Christ and Knowing God Nick Esch, 7/15/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction An old Scottish preacher once noted, “The best sermon that was ever preached was followed by the best prayer ever offered up…” He was speaking of Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John 17… John Knox, the Scottish reformer, would have his […]

Prayer and Joy – John 16:23-24

John 16:23-24 ESV In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. http://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Prayer-and-Joy.mp3Podcast: Play […]

A Gospel-Saturated Disciple Making Church – Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have […]

God’s Spirit, God’s Word, God’s People, God’s Purpose – John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15 (ESV) “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the […]

Spirit-Filled Means Jesus-Centered – John 16:4b-11

Spirit-Filled Means Jesus-Centered Nick Esch, 5/20/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction When I say Spirit-filled life, what comes to your mind? Perhaps you think primarily of charismatics or miraculous spiritual gifts… Perhaps you get a little nervous… We Baptists tend to think of the Trinity more as the Father, Son, and Holy Bible than we do […]

Witnesses for the Sake of the Name – John 15:21-16:4

  Witnesses for the Sake of the Name Nick Esch, 5/13/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In 1839 John Williams and James Harris, from the London Mission Society, went to the New Hebrides (islands about two-thirds of the way between Australia and Hawaii) with the intent to take the gospel to the people there… But, within […]

Prayer For Realization Of God – Ephesians 3:14-21

Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your […]

The Great Gospel Love Of Christ And Our Call To Love – John 15:12-17

The Great Gospel Love Of Christ And Our Call To Love Nick Esch, 4/22/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context For the last few chapters of John, in what is known as the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus has been addressing His disciples, and seeking to prepare them to live in the world as His disciples after He […]

The Righteous Shall Live By Faith – Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 10:36-39

Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV) Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith. Hebrews 10:36-39 (ESV) For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the […]

Abiding In Christ For The Glory Of Christ – John 15:6-11

Abiding In Christ For The Glory Of Christ Nick Esch, 4/8/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction John Wesley was an instrument of God used to bring about the Great Awakening in the 1700s; a great revival, that’s still impacting us today… He boldly preached the gospel and the necessity of being born again. You may recall […]

The Suffering Servant Who Rose In Victory – Isaiah 53

The Suffering Servant Who Rose In Victory Nick Esch, 4/1/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction “This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it” (Psalm 118:24)… This is the Lord’s Day… This is Easter Sunday… This is Resurrection Day… This is a glorious day… Every Sunday we gather in […]

Apart From Jesus We Can Do Nothing – John 15:5

Apart From Jesus We Can Do Nothing Nick Esch, 3/25/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 15:5 Last week we began working our way through John 15:1-11. We made it through the first four verses, and today we’re really just going to focus on one verse—verse 5. There’s so much here that I want us to take […]

Trusting the Vinedresser – John 15:1-4

John 15:1-4 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. […]

Jesus’ Peace, Our Purpose – John 14:25-31

Jesus’ Peace, Our Purpose Nick Esch, 3/11/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction If I say the words holiness, sanctification, righteousness, or Christ-likeness what comes to your mind? One thing that comes to my mind is my brother; not because he is any of these, but because he’s referred to me before as a holy roller… And […]

Loving Jesus – Living For Jesus – John 14:21-24

Loving Jesus—Living For Jesus Nick Esch, 3/4/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Our text is a part of the Upper Room Discourse, where Jesus addresses His disciples the night before His crucifixion. Jesus has finished His public earthly ministry, they just had the last supper, Judas has left to betray Jesus, Jesus has just told His […]

Another Helper – John 14:15-24

John 14:15-24 (ESV) “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with […]

True Love Obeys – John 14:15

True Love Obeys Nick Esch, 2/18/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Augustine taught that we are most fundamentally shaped not as much by what we believe, or think, or do, but by what we love… And I think he’s on point in his assessment… We spend most of our time and effort on our family or […]

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled – John 14:1-11

John 14:1-11 (ESV) “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come […]

Loved By Jesus To Love Like Jesus – John 13:31-38

Loved By Jesus To Love Like Jesus Nick Esch, 1/28/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Just recently I went to Washington DC for the Evangelicals for Life conference and the March for Life. The point of the conference was to equip Christians, and especially leaders in the church to be pro life holistically—from the womb to […]

The Power of Last Words – John 12:44-50

The Power of Last Words Nick Esch, 1/7/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Last words are powerful, because last words leave a lasting impression. Last words often display a person’s hopes and a person’s heart. Some of my favorite last words come from John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace, who just before he died said, […]

Consumed With Glory – John 12:37-43

Consumed With Glory Nick Esch, 12/31/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Here we are on the eve of the New Year. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh starts… No doubt many of you have been thinking about resolutions… You’ve been thinking about ways to improve yourself or your life in the upcoming year… And […]

The King of the World, a Treasure Greater Than Life – John 12:12-26

The King of the World, a Treasure Greater Than Life Nick Esch, 12/17/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction One of my favorite teachers and theologians, R. C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord this past Thursday. I was struck by the announcement of his death for many reasons; but one thing in particular in […]

The Devotion Of A True Christian And The Glory Of Jesus – John 12:1-11

The Devotion Of A True Christian And The Glory Of Jesus Nick Esch, 12/10/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Our passage picks up just after the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus powerfully raised Lazarus from the grave, but in so doing He stirs the Jewish leaders and authorities to both fear and anger, to the point that they […]

The Gospel And Adoption – Ephesians 1:3-6

The Gospel & Adoption Nick Esch, 11/12/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This month is national adoption month, and today is Orphan Care Sunday. One of the reasons there is such a thing as Orphan Care Sunday is because there is an orphan crisis. There are around 153 million orphans globally. And here in the states […]

The Gospel And The Church – Ephesians 4:1-16

The Gospel & The Church Nick Esch, 11/5/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction What would you say is central to your life? What’s the central purpose of your life? If someone were to observe your life, what would they say you are focusing on, what would seem truly important to you, what would they see that […]

The Gospel And Glory – Psalm 96

The Gospel & Glory Nick Esch, 10/29/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Terrell, TX Introduction There once was a young Catholic monk named Martin Luther. He was a man zealous in religion; but even in his zeal he desperately struggled. You see he understood that God is holy, that God is infinitely righteous, and it terrified him. […]

The Gospel And The Culture Of The Church – Matthew 5:2-16

  The Gospel & The Culture Of The Church Nick Esch, 10/15/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Terrell, TX Introduction When I say the word culture what comes to your mind? Some of us might think of the world around us, or each of our cultural backgrounds; but that’s not what I’m getting at. One writer has […]

The Gospel and Community – Colossians 3:1-17

The Gospel and Community Nick Esch: Sunday, September 17, 2017 Intro We live in day full of connection. Through mediums like Facebook, Twitter, and the like, we are more connected to one another than we’ve ever been. We can keep up with our friends and family who are miles away from us; which is amazing. […]

Seeing Jesus For Who He Is – John 10:17-21

“For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again” (John 10:17-18)… http://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/7-30-sermon-73017-8.59-PM.mp3Podcast: Play […]

He Has Other Sheep – John 10:16

“And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16) http://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Other-Sheep-1-72317-3.53-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Cost Of True Discipleship – Luke 14:25-33

To be a true disciple means we live our entire life, moment by moment and day by day, following Jesus by loving Him supremely and willingly taking up our cross and following Christ even while experiencing humiliation, rejection, and suffering, that’s what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ! http://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dennis-sermon-7-16-17-1-72317-5.40-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

Life Abundantly – John 10:1-10

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” http://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Life-Abundantly.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download