Sermons on Joy

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prayer and Joy – John 16:23-24

John 16:23-24 ESV In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Prayer-and-Joy.mp3Podcast: Play […]

Spirit-Filled Means Jesus-Centered – John 16:4b-11

Spirit-Filled Means Jesus-Centered Nick Esch, 5/20/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction When I say Spirit-filled life, what comes to your mind? Perhaps you think primarily of charismatics or miraculous spiritual gifts… Perhaps you get a little nervous… We Baptists tend to think of the Trinity more as the Father, Son, and Holy Bible than we do […]

Witnesses for the Sake of the Name – John 15:21-16:4

  Witnesses for the Sake of the Name Nick Esch, 5/13/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In 1839 John Williams and James Harris, from the London Mission Society, went to the New Hebrides (islands about two-thirds of the way between Australia and Hawaii) with the intent to take the gospel to the people there… But, within […]

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 […]

The Suffering Servant Who Rose In Victory – Isaiah 53

The Suffering Servant Who Rose In Victory Nick Esch, 4/1/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction “This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it” (Psalm 118:24)… This is the Lord’s Day… This is Easter Sunday… This is Resurrection Day… This is a glorious day… Every Sunday we gather in […]

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 […]

Loving Jesus – Living For Jesus – John 14:21-24

Loving Jesus—Living For Jesus Nick Esch, 3/4/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Our text is a part of the Upper Room Discourse, where Jesus addresses His disciples the night before His crucifixion. Jesus has finished His public earthly ministry, they just had the last supper, Judas has left to betray Jesus, Jesus has just told His […]

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 […]

The King of the World, a Treasure Greater Than Life – John 12:12-26

The King of the World, a Treasure Greater Than Life Nick Esch, 12/17/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction One of my favorite teachers and theologians, R. C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord this past Thursday. I was struck by the announcement of his death for many reasons; but one thing in particular in […]

The Devotion Of A True Christian And The Glory Of Jesus – John 12:1-11

The Devotion Of A True Christian And The Glory Of Jesus Nick Esch, 12/10/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Our passage picks up just after the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus powerfully raised Lazarus from the grave, but in so doing He stirs the Jewish leaders and authorities to both fear and anger, to the point that they […]

The Gospel And Glory – Psalm 96

The Gospel & Glory Nick Esch, 10/29/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Terrell, TX Introduction There once was a young Catholic monk named Martin Luther. He was a man zealous in religion; but even in his zeal he desperately struggled. You see he understood that God is holy, that God is infinitely righteous, and it terrified him. […]

Life Abundantly – John 10:1-10

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Life-Abundantly.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download