Sermons on Faith

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

Behind Every Providence God Hides A Smiling Face – Genesis 50:15-21

Behind Every Providence God Hides A Smiling Face Nick Esch, 9/29/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction William Cowper was an 18thcentury poet that none of us would’ve ever heard of had it not been for John Newton. Cowper had a rough life filled with much suffering and darkness. His mother died when he was just a […]

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 […]

The God-Centered Gospel – Romans 3:21-26

  Romans 3:21–26 (ESV) [21] But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—[22] the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: [23] for all have sinned and fall short of the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Without Love We’re Nothing – 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

1 Corinthians 13:1–7 (ESV) [1] If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have […]

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 […]

A Revival In Nineveh – Jonah 3

A Revival In Nineveh Nick Esch, 1/20/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction What is revival? By revival I don’t mean something that we can schedule. As R. C. Sproul once wrote, “I’m always puzzled when I see church billboards announcing a coming revival. They give the times and the dates when the church will be engaged […]

What Is Faith – Hebrews 11:1-3

Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are […]

Repentance, Restoration, And True Love For Jesus – John 21:15-17

Repentance, Restoration, And True Love For Jesus Nick Esch, 12/9/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Remember the context of our passage; Jesus has already lived a perfect life, died a wrath absorbing death, and rose from the grave in glory… And our passage today picks up in the midst of His third resurrection appearance to His […]

Communion and Commission – John 20:19-23

Communion and Commission Nick Esch, 11/18/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction For a little over three years I have given myself to doing four things here: preaching, praying, loving, and staying… I’ve devoted myself to preaching—seeking to preach Christ-centered expositions of God’s Word; I’ve given myself to praying desperately for faithfulness, fruitfulness, for each of you […]

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 […]

Glory and Joy – John 17:9-13

Glory and Joy Nick Esch, 8/5/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:9-13 Remember the context of our passage: Jesus has just finished encouraging and equipping His disciples, and now the cross is at hand; in just a few hours He will die for the sins of His people… But before He goes to the cross He […]

God’s Name and God’s People – John 17:6-8

God’s Name and God’s People Nick Esch, 7/29/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:6-8 Remember our context: Jesus is praying to the Father just a few hours before He will go to the cross. He began His prayer praying for glory; that He would be glorified in and through His death, resurrection, and ascension… And now […]

Prayer For Realization Of God – Ephesians 3:14-21

Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your […]

The Righteous Shall Live By Faith – Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 10:36-39

Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV) Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith. Hebrews 10:36-39 (ESV) For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the […]

Apart From Jesus We Can Do Nothing – John 15:5

Apart From Jesus We Can Do Nothing Nick Esch, 3/25/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 15:5 Last week we began working our way through John 15:1-11. We made it through the first four verses, and today we’re really just going to focus on one verse—verse 5. There’s so much here that I want us to take […]

Jesus’ Peace, Our Purpose – John 14:25-31

Jesus’ Peace, Our Purpose Nick Esch, 3/11/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction If I say the words holiness, sanctification, righteousness, or Christ-likeness what comes to your mind? One thing that comes to my mind is my brother; not because he is any of these, but because he’s referred to me before as a holy roller… And […]

True Love Obeys – John 14:15

True Love Obeys Nick Esch, 2/18/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Augustine taught that we are most fundamentally shaped not as much by what we believe, or think, or do, but by what we love… And I think he’s on point in his assessment… We spend most of our time and effort on our family or […]

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled – John 14:1-11

John 14:1-11 (ESV) “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come […]