Sermons on Philippians

The Christian Mission And Our Heavenly Account – Philippians 4:14-23

Philippians 4:14-23 (ESV) 14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and […]

The Secret To Christian Contentment – Philippians 4:10-13

Philippians 4:10–13 (ESV) 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I […]

Rejoice In The Lord – Philippians 4:2-7

Rejoice In The Lord Nick Esch, 8/2/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction There’s a story of an unnamed martyr, who during the English Reformation was sentenced to death for preaching the gospel. He was to be put to death by fire, all for his faithfulness to Jesus. When the executioner was about to carry out his […]

Eternal Destruction or Eternal Joy – Philippians 3:17-4:1

Eternal Destruction or Eternal Joy Nick Esch, 7/26/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Thirty-nine years ago, on July 26, 1981, in God’s providence, a small group of people banded together and planted what is now known as Cornerstone Baptist Church. For thirty-nine years there has been a body of believers here who loved the Lord and […]

Press On Towards Christ – Philippians 3:12-16

Press On Towards Christ Nick Esch, 7/19/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction On Friday, 7/17/2020, at the age of 93, J. I. Packer, a reformed pastor, theologian, professor, and author entered into the joy of his Master. He entered into true communion with God in glory, where he will know and glorify His Lord and Savior […]

Paul’s Conversion – Philippians 3:1-14

Philippians 3:1–14 (ESV) [1] Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. [2] Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. [3] For we are the circumcision, who worship […]

Glory In Christ – Philippians 3:1-3

Glory In Christ Nick Esch, 7/5/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Right now the world is desperately searching for something: safety… Do we shelter in place? Do we wear masks? Do we avoid everyone? What do we do to feel safe and secure? Well, today God’s Word is going to tell us how to find true […]

The Interests of Christ – Philippians 2:19-30

The Interests Of Christ Nick Esch, 6/28/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Thus far in Philippians we have seen that God’s calling on all Christians is to be content and joyful in Christ. Our lives are to display that knowing Jesus is of surpassing worth; Jesus is better than anything life can give us or death […]

Gospel Promise, Gospel Pursuit, Gospel Power, and Gospel Purpose – Philippians 2:12-13

Philippians 2:12–13 (ESV) 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Gospel-Promise-Pursuit-Power-and-Purpose-4.mp3Podcast: Play […]

The Mind of Christ Part 2 – Philippians 2:5-11

The Mind of Christ Part 2 – Philippians 2:5-11 Nick Esch, Cornerstone Baptist Church 5/31/2020 Introduction There is one true God who is triune… God is three persons, one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. And the triune God of the universe is infinitely perfect, glorious, and sufficient in […]

The Mind Of Christ Part 1 – Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:5–11 (ESV) [5] Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7] but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. [8] And […]

Unity – Humility – Service – Philippians 2:1-4

Philippians 2:1–4 (ESV) [1] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [2] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. [3] Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but […]

A Life Lived In Line With The Good News Of Christ Points To The Goodness Of Christ – Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 1:27–30 (ESV) [27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, [28] and […]

Citizens Of Heaven And A Worthy Savior – Philippians 1:27

Citizens of Heaven and a Worthy Savior Nick Esch, 5/3/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction If I said, a good American is ___________… what would you say? How would you fill in the blank? Perhaps you would say a good American is honest and hardworking… Or maybe you’d say a good American is a good citizen […]

The Secret To Joy – Philippians 1:18b-26

Philippians 1:18–26 (ESV) 18b Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as […]

Suffering, God’s Good Sovereignty, And The Glory Of Christ – Philippians 1:12-14

Suffering, God’s Good Sovereignty, and the Glory of Christ Nick Esch, 4/5/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction John Bunyan was an English Puritan who lived from 1628-1688. He devoted his life to the glory of Christ and the advancement of the gospel of Christ. In fact, he spent 12 years of his life in prison for preaching […]

The Love of Christ and Christian Love – Philippians 1:7-11

Philippians 1:7–11 In the beginning of verse 7 Paul says, “It is right for me to feel this way about you all…” The feelings that he is referring to are those that he just laid out in verses 3-6. There he said that he’s thankful for the Philippian church and filled with joy because of […]

Grace, Peace, Hope, and Joy In Desperate Times – Philippians 1:1-6

Philippians 1:1–6 Our passage begins by telling us Paul and Timothy are the authors of this letter, though it seems that Paul is the main author. And in verse 1 they identify themselves as, “servants of Christ Jesus.” And for us, as we see that we might not think much about it… But, given that […]

A Righteousness That Is Not Our Own – Philippians 3:1-11

Philippians 3:1-11 ESV Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit […]