Sermons on Christian Hedonism

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 […]

Joyful Glad-Hearted Worship And The Glory Of God – Psalm 100

Psalm 100 (ESV) [1] Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! [2] Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! [3] Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. [4] Enter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Resolved to Glorify Christ – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Resolved to Glorify Christ Nick Esch, 12/29/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction New Years is upon us, which means the time of New Year’s Resolutions is upon us. My family and I were discussing this in the car the other day, and my oldest son, Jonah, was being a bit of a pessimist, or perhaps I […]

Christmas Is For Freedom – Hebrews 2:14-16

Hebrews 2:14–16 (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 […]

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, […]

The Lie vs. The Truth – Ephesians 4:25

Ephesians 4:25 (ESV) Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Lie-vs.-The-Truth.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. […]