Sermons on Abiding In Christ

The King of Righteousness and Prince of Peace – Hebrews 7:1-10

Hebrews 7:1–10 (ESV) [1] For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, [2] and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king […]

The Faithfulness of God and Our Great Hope – Hebrews 6:11-20

Hebrews 6:11–20 (ESV) [11] And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, [12] so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. [13] For when God made a promise to Abraham, […]

The Life That Accompanies Salvation – Hebrews 6:9-12

Hebrews 6:9–12 (ESV) [9] Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. [10] For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. […]

Our Great High Priest And The Grace Of God – Hebrews 4:14-16

Hebrews 4:14–16 (ESV) [14] Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. [15] For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted […]

The Word Of God And Faith In God’s Gospel Promises – Hebrews 4:12-13

Hebrews 4:12–13 (ESV) [12] For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. [13] And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed […]

Fear and Rest – Hebrews 4:1-5

Fear and Rest ~ Hebrews 4:1-5 Nick Esch, Cornerstone Baptist Church 3/21/2021 In verse 1 we read, “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.” This therefore ties us back to all that has gone before, where the […]

Do Not Harden Your Heart – Hebrews 3:7-19

Hebrews 3:7–19 (ESV)   [7] Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,   “Today, if you hear his voice, [8] do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, [9] where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years. [10] Therefore I […]

Consider Jesus – Hebrews 3:1-6

Hebrews 3:1–6 (ESV) [1] Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, [2] who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. [3] For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as […]

Jesus the Destroyer, the Deliverer, the Helper – Hebrews 2:14-18

Hebrews 2:14-18 (ESV)  14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it […]

Our Gracious Elder Brother and the Christian Brotherhood – Hebrews 2:11-13

Hebrews 2:11-13 (ESV)  11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying,      “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13 And again,      “I will put […]

Jesus The Fitting Savior, The Leading Savior, The Perfect Savior – Hebrews 2:10

Hebrews 2:10 (ESV) For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Jesus-The-Fitting-Leading-Perfect-Savior.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Danger Of Drifting And The Anchor Of Grace – Hebrews 2:1-4

Hebrews 2:1–4 (ESV) [1] Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. [2] For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, [3] how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It […]

The Supreme Prophet, Priest, And King – Hebrews 1:1-3

Hebrews 1:1–3 (ESV) [1] Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, [2] but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. [3] He is the radiance […]

In Christ Alone – Galatians 4:4-7

Galatians 4:4–7 (ESV) [4] But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, [5] to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. [6] And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into […]

Being Disciples Who Make Disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 28:18–20 (ESV) [18] And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [19] 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, [20] teaching them to observe all that […]

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 […]

Wednesday Bible Study – 7-22-2020

1 Peter 3:13–15 (ESV) [13] Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? [14] But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, [15] but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Christ-Centered Benediction – Ephesians 6:21-24

Ephesians 6:21–24 (ESV) [21] So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. [22] I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your […]

The Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-20

The Armor of God Nick Esch, 1/19/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 6:10–20  After laying out many of the wonders of who God is, what He’s done, and how He’s loved us in Christ, and who we are as His beloved children, as His bride, as His church, and what our mission is as His church, […]

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 […]

A Call For Bible-Saturated Christians – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

A Call For Bible-Saturated Christians Nick Esch, 9/8/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction William Tyndale lived from 1494 to 1536. He was an English Reformer who gave his life to seeing the Bible translated into English; eventually he literally gave his life for this cause when he was tried as a heretic and then strangled and […]

Follow Jesus – John 21:18-25

Follow Jesus Nick Esch, 12/16/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 21:18-25 I want to start today by first drawing your attention to the last two verses of John’s Gospel. In verse 24, John points out that he is the one referred to as the disciple whom Jesus loves throughout the Gospel, and that he’s the one […]

The Mission and Our True Home – John 21:1-14

The Mission and Our True Home Nick Esch, 12/2/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction As most of you know I grew up in Atlanta Georgia. And if I’m honest, I still get homesick from time to time. I miss my family and my friends; I even miss all the pine trees out there. But every time […]

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 […]