'The Church and the Glory of Christ' tagged sermons

The Gospel Mystery of Marriage – Ephesians 5:21-33

The Gospel Mystery of Marriage Nick Esch, 12/8/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction It seems fitting to me that we are diving into the marriage passage in Ephesians 5 here at the beginning of the Christmas season. The reason I say that is because Christmas is all about Jesus coming into this world. And Jesus came […]

The Wise Redeem The Time – Ephesians 5:15-17

The Wise Redeem the Time Nick Esch, 11/24/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Once I heard John Piper share the story of the time his father, who was a traveling evangelist, like a mini-Billy Graham, preached an evangelistic crusade at a little church. In attendance that day was an old man with a hard heart who […]

Gratitude Driven Holiness – Ephesians 5:3-14

Ephesians 5:3–14 (ESV)   [3] But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. [4] Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. [5] For you may be sure of this, […]

Children of God Live Lives of Love – Ephesians 5:1-2

Children of God Live Lives of Love Nick Esch, 11/10/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction It’s amazing to me how much a father can impact their child… It makes no difference if its by birth or by adoption, there’s something about a father’s relationship to his child that impacts the child, for better or for worse, […]

Overcome By Grace – Ephesians 4:31-32

Ephesians 4:31–32 (ESV) 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Overcome-By-Grace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Gospel And Living For God’s Glory – Ephesians 4:28-30

The Gospel And Living For God’s Glory Nick Esch, 10/27/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction One of the reasons I love the Reformation is because it was essentially a great revival where the gospel was recovered. So I love the Reformation because I love the gospel. I love the gospel because it’s everything to us as […]

Righteous Anger and Sinful Anger – Ephesians 4:26-27

Ephesians 4:26–27 (ESV) [26] Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, [27] and give no opportunity to the devil.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Righteous-Anger-and-Sinful-Anger.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Putting Off The Old And Putting On The New Self – Ephesians 4:20-24

Ephesians 4:20–24 (ESV) [20] But that is not the way you learned Christ!—[21] assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, [22] to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, [23] and to be […]

From Worldly Hedonism To Christian Hedonism – Ephesians 4:17-21

Ephesians 4:17–21 (ESV) [17] Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. [18] They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. […]

Truth, Love, And The Church – Ephesians 4:15-16

Truth, Love, and the Church Nick Esch, 8/25/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction David Livingstone lived from 1813 to 1874; though he was from England he dedicated most of his life to journeying through and exploring Africa for the sake of creating access for the gospel. He went as a trailblazer for missionaries to come and […]

Equipped To Be Disciples Who Make Disciples – Ephesians 4:11-14

Equipped To Be Disciples Who Make Disciples Nick Esch, 8/18/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 4:11–14 Our passage beings in verse 11 by telling us that, “he (Jesus) gave (to the church) the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers…” As we began looking at this passage last week we saw that, though this […]

The Free Gift Of Christ And His Gifts To The Church – Ephesians 4:7-12

Ephesians 4:7–12 (ESV) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also […]

Unity and the Worth of Jesus – Ephesians 4:1-6

Ephesians 4:1–6 (ESV) [1] I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. […]

Walking In A Worthy Manner – Ephesians 4:1-2

Walking In A Worthy Manner Nick Esch, 7/21/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction We’ve now made it through half of the book of Ephesians; so today we begin our journey through the back half of the book. The last three chapters are extremely practical—Paul takes the heights of all of the grand theology that he laid […]

The God Who Is Able – Ephesians 3:20-21

The God Who Is Able Nick Esch, 7/14/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In reference to prayer John Newton once said, “Thou art coming to a King, so with thee large petitions bring! For His grace and power are such, that none can ever ask too much.” And what we have seen in Ephesians is that […]

A Prayer For Gospel-Transformation – Ephesians 3:14-19

A Prayer For Gospel-Transformation Nick Esch, 7/7/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Have you ever tried to help someone who was nearly impossible to help? For instance, let’s say this person’s lifestyle is harming them or making them sick, and if they would take the right medicine, diet properly, and get rid of some of their […]

Partakers Of The Promise, In Christ, For Christ – Ephesians 3:1-13

Partakers Of The Promise, In Christ, For Christ Nick Esch, 6/30/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 3:1–13 Before the conference, two Sundays ago, we began looking at this text; so I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the first part of our passage, but instead I’ll just address it by way of summary. […]

Who The Church Is – Ephesians 2:19-22

Ephesians 2:19–22 (ESV) [19] So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, [20] built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, [21] in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a […]

The Hostility Killing Gospel – Ephesians 2:14-18

The Hostility Killing Gospel Nick Esch, 5/26/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Over 6 days the infinitely glorious, sovereign, good God of the universe created all things, and after He created them He saw that what He created was good. But one of His creations stands […]

Sinners Brought Near To God – Ephesians 2:11-13

Ephesians 2:11–13 (ESV) [11] Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—[12] remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having […]

Grace-Driven Good Works For God’s Glory – Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared before hand, that we should walk in them. https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Good-Works-For-Gods-Glory.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Amazing Grace Leads To Worship – Ephesians 2:8-10

Ephesians 2:8–10 (ESV) [8] For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, [9] not a result of works, so that no one may boast. [10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that […]

Made Alive With Christ – Ephesians 2:4-6

Ephesians 2:4–6 (ESV) But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Made-Alive-With-Christ.mp3Podcast: […]

God’s Power Towards God’s People – Ephesians 1:19-23

Ephesians 1:19–23 (ESV) [19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might [20] that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, [21] far above all rule and authority […]

Knowing Jesus and Hope – Ephesians 1:18

Ephesians 1:18 (ESV) having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints… https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/3-31-19-Sermon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Knowing God and the Privilege of Prayer – Ephesians 1:15-17

Ephesians 1:15–17 (ESV) [15] For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you […]

The Guarantee Of Our Inheritance – Ephesians 1:13-14

Ephesians 1:13–14 (ESV) [13] In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, [14] who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Eph-1-13-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

Because We Are His We Live For HIs Glory – Ephesians 1:11-12

Ephesians 1:11–12 (ESV) 11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Because-We-Are-His-We-Live-For-His-Glory.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

God’s Pleasure In His Son and the Purpose of Our Lives – Ephesians 1:9-10

Ephesians 1:9–10  (ESV) [9] making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ [10] as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Eph-1-9-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Riches of God’s Grace In Christ – Ephesians 1:7-8

Ephesians 1:7–8 (ESV) [7] In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, [8] which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/The-Riches-of-Gods-Grace-In-Christ.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Predestined In Pleasure For Praise – Ephesians 1:5-6

Ephesians 1:5–6 (ESV) [5] he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, [6] to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Predestined-In-Pleasure-For-Praise.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Chosen In Christ – Ephesians 1:3-4

Chosen In Christ Nick Esch, 2/10/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 1:3-4 (ESV) [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should […]

Saints In Christ – Ephesians 1:1-2

Saints in Christ Nick Esch, 2/3/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction I entitled this series The Church and the Glory of Christ because that’s what this whole letter is about. Paul begins by going deep into theology and the things of God, and really giving us a beautiful look at the gospel in the first three […]