Sermons on Salvation

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 Law And The Gospel – Romans 8:1-4

Romans 8:1–4 (ESV) [1] There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. [2] For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. [3] For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Love of Christ and Christian Love – Philippians 1:7-11

Philippians 1:7–11 In the beginning of verse 7 Paul says, “It is right for me to feel this way about you all…” The feelings that he is referring to are those that he just laid out in verses 3-6. There he said that he’s thankful for the Philippian church and filled with joy because of […]

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 […]

Here I Am… Send Me – Isaiah 6:8-13

Isaiah 6:8–13 (ESV) [8] And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” [9] And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ [10] […]

The Holy God Who Saves Sinners – Isaiah 6:1-8

    The Holy God Who Saves Sinners Nick Esch, 3/1/2020 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” And that quote concerns me when I think about another quote. […]

The LORD Gives And Takes Away – Isaiah 3-4

Isaiah 3 (ESV) [1] For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; [2] the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, [3] the captain of fifty and the man […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Children of God Live Lives of Love – Ephesians 5:1-2

Children of God Live Lives of Love Nick Esch, 11/10/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction It’s amazing to me how much a father can impact their child… It makes no difference if its by birth or by adoption, there’s something about a father’s relationship to his child that impacts the child, for better or for worse, […]

Overcome By Grace – Ephesians 4:31-32

Ephesians 4:31–32 (ESV) 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Overcome-By-Grace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Gospel And Living For God’s Glory – Ephesians 4:28-30

The Gospel And Living For God’s Glory Nick Esch, 10/27/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction One of the reasons I love the Reformation is because it was essentially a great revival where the gospel was recovered. So I love the Reformation because I love the gospel. I love the gospel because it’s everything to us as […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Truth, Love, And The Church – Ephesians 4:15-16

Truth, Love, and the Church Nick Esch, 8/25/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction David Livingstone lived from 1813 to 1874; though he was from England he dedicated most of his life to journeying through and exploring Africa for the sake of creating access for the gospel. He went as a trailblazer for missionaries to come and […]

Equipped To Be Disciples Who Make Disciples – Ephesians 4:11-14

Equipped To Be Disciples Who Make Disciples Nick Esch, 8/18/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 4:11–14 Our passage beings in verse 11 by telling us that, “he (Jesus) gave (to the church) the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers…” As we began looking at this passage last week we saw that, though this […]

The Free Gift Of Christ And His Gifts To The Church – Ephesians 4:7-12

Ephesians 4:7–12 (ESV) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also […]

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. […]

The God Who Is Able – Ephesians 3:20-21

The God Who Is Able Nick Esch, 7/14/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction In reference to prayer John Newton once said, “Thou art coming to a King, so with thee large petitions bring! For His grace and power are such, that none can ever ask too much.” And what we have seen in Ephesians is that […]

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 […]

Partakers Of The Promise, In Christ, For Christ – Ephesians 3:1-13

Partakers Of The Promise, In Christ, For Christ Nick Esch, 6/30/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 3:1–13 Before the conference, two Sundays ago, we began looking at this text; so I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the first part of our passage, but instead I’ll just address it by way of summary. […]

Hope For The Children Of God – 1 John 3:1-3

1 John 3:1–3 (ESV) [1] See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [2] Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be […]

The Believer’s Hope of Salvation – 1 Peter 1:3-5

1 Peter 1:3–5 (ESV) [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for […]

Our Hearts Long For The Good Shepherd – Psalm 23

Psalm 23 (ESV) [1] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. [2] He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. [3] He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. [4] Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of […]

Does Anyone Know A Good Lawyer – 1 John 2:1

1 John 2:1 (ESV) My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  https://www.cornerstonebaptistchurch.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Eric-Waldon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Heavenly Sunlight – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:1–6 (ESV) [1] Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. [2] But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight […]

Sinners Brought Near To God – Ephesians 2:11-13

Ephesians 2:11–13 (ESV) [11] Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—[12] remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having […]

Amazing Grace Leads To Worship – Ephesians 2:8-10

Ephesians 2:8–10 (ESV) [8] For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, [9] not a result of works, so that no one may boast. [10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that […]

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 […]

The Sign of Tongues and a Bible Saturated Church – 1 Corinthians 14:20-25

1 Corinthians 14:20–25 (ESV) [20] Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. [21] In the Law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chosen In Christ – Ephesians 1:3-4

Chosen In Christ Nick Esch, 2/10/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ephesians 1:3-4 (ESV) [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should […]

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 […]

Jonah’s Anger and God’s Amazing Grace – Jonah 4

Jonah’s Anger and God’s Amazing Grace Nick Esch, 1/27/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context So far we’ve seen God call Jonah, His prophet, to go to Nineveh and proclaim His Word; but instead he tried to run from the Lord, getting on a ship in Joppa, and heading towards Tarshish, the opposite direction of Nineveh. But […]

Jonah’s Prayer of Thanksgiving – Jonah 1:17-2:10

Jonah’s Prayer of Thanksgiving Nick Esch, 1/13/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Jonah is a prophet of God. And God gave Jonah a word to preach to Nineveh, and called him to go and tell—to go to Nineveh and proclaim His Word. But instead Jonah flees from God. The men of Nineveh were enemies of Israel; […]

The Flight of Jonah – Jonah 1:1-16

The Flight of Jonah Nick Esch, 1/6/2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church Jonah 1:1–16 The book of Jonah was written roughly 700 years before the birth of Christ, yet as we’ll see, Jonah points us to Christ. Jesus Himself said that this book was directly related to His person and work. Now, no doubt, when you think […]

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 […]

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 […]

The King Who Takes Away Our Fear – John 19:38-42

The King Who Takes Away Our Fear Nick Esch, 10/21/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction I love church history… One of the reasons I love it so much is because I love seeing the effects of God’s grace on His people… How He enables saints to boldly live for Him… Think of Peter being transformed from […]

Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me – John 19:31-37

Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me Nick Esch, 10/14/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This morning as we continue working our way through the narrative of the cross, my desire is for us to bask in the radiance of the glory of Christ; I want you to see Jesus for who He is and what He […]

The Cross – John 19:16b-30

The Cross Nick Esch, 10/7/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction My hope and prayer for us this morning is simple, yet incredibly important… This morning we’re going to look at the cross, and as we do my prayer is that God would so work in us that our hearts would cry out, “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” […]

Behold Your King – John 19:1-16a

Behold Your King Nick Esch, 9/30/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve likely heard about the hearing in Washing D. C. regarding Judge Kavanaugh… Now I don’t want to get into the details regarding that hearing; but one thing has become abundantly clear as this has been going down… […]

The Truth of Jesus Transforms Sinners Into Sons – John 18:28-40

The Truth of Jesus Transforms Sinners Into Sons Nick Esch, 9/23/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context Remember the context of our passage; our passage takes place during the weeklong Jewish celebration of Passover, where the Jews remembered and thanked God for how He passed over them in the 10thplague, and delivered them from slavery. They celebrated […]

The Faithlessness of Man and the Faithfulness of Jesus – John 18:12-27

The Faithlessness of Man and the Faithfulness of Jesus Nick Esch, 9/16/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Intro Do you know anyone who has made shipwreck of their lives? Do you know anyone who has sinned so bad that it traumatically effected their lives? No doubt, we’ve all seen people who we thought were Christians fall away […]

Beholding the Glory of Christ Forevermore – John 17:24

Beholding the Glory of Christ Forevermore Nick Esch, 8/26/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction If I were to ask you what it means to be human, you would likely say something like, to be imperfect… We say that, don’t we? When we make a mistake, we say things like, “I’m only human…” And by that we […]

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 […]

The Glory of Christ and Knowing God – John 17:1-3

The Glory of Christ and Knowing God Nick Esch, 7/15/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction An old Scottish preacher once noted, “The best sermon that was ever preached was followed by the best prayer ever offered up…” He was speaking of Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John 17… John Knox, the Scottish reformer, would have his […]

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 […]

The Great Gospel Love Of Christ And Our Call To Love – John 15:12-17

The Great Gospel Love Of Christ And Our Call To Love Nick Esch, 4/22/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Context For the last few chapters of John, in what is known as the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus has been addressing His disciples, and seeking to prepare them to live in the world as His disciples after He […]

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 […]

Trusting the Vinedresser – John 15:1-4

John 15:1-4 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another Helper – John 14:15-24

John 14:15-24 (ESV) “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with […]

Consumed With Glory – John 12:37-43

Consumed With Glory Nick Esch, 12/31/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction Here we are on the eve of the New Year. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh starts… No doubt many of you have been thinking about resolutions… You’ve been thinking about ways to improve yourself or your life in the upcoming year… And […]

The Gospel And Adoption – Ephesians 1:3-6

The Gospel & Adoption Nick Esch, 11/12/2017 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction This month is national adoption month, and today is Orphan Care Sunday. One of the reasons there is such a thing as Orphan Care Sunday is because there is an orphan crisis. There are around 153 million orphans globally. And here in the states […]

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