Sermons on Christ

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 […]

The Church Is Salt And Light – Matthew 5:3-16

Matthew 5:3–16 (ESV) [3] “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [4] “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [5] “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [6] “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [7] […]

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 Heart Of Christ – Matthew 11:25-30

The Heart of Christ Nick Esch, 1/3/2021 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This is the time of year for resolutions and goals, and I shared in a church email the other day that my great goal for 2021 is simple faithfulness. And I said that in part because at New Years in 2020 I had all these […]

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 […]

Our Unchanging Hope – Hebrews 1:10-14

Hebrews 1:10–14 (ESV) [10] And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; [11] they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, [12] like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. […]

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 […]

Scripture Alone – 2 Corinthians 3:17-4:7

2 Corinthians 3:17–4:7 (ESV) [17] Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. [18] And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord […]

The Glory of God Alone – Romans 8:28-30

Romans 8:28–30 (ESV) [28] And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [29] For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many […]

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 […]

Grace Alone – Ephesians 2:4-5

Ephesians 2:4–5 (ESV) 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved… https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Grace-Alone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Glory Of Christ Is The Goal – John 17:24

John 17:24 (ESV) Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/The-Glory-Of-Christ-Is-The-Goal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The New Commandment of Gospel Love – John 13:34-35

John 13:34–35 (ESV) [34] A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. [35] By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/A-New-Covenant-People-Obeying-The-New-Commandment-Of-Gospel-Love.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

A Gospel Created Church And Its Mission – 1 Peter 2:9-10

1 Peter 2:9–10 (ESV) [9] But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. [10] Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]