Sermons on Sanctification

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Grace of God Appeared – Titus 2:11-14

The Grace of God Appeared Nick Esch, 12/23/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction What is Christmas all about? What’s the heart of the very meaning of Christmas? Most people, whether they are Christians or not, associate Christmas with peace on earth and good will towards men, and rightfully so… They may think of the birth of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

Sanctification and Mission – John 17:14-19

Sanctification and Mission Nick Esch, 8/12/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:14-19 Our passage begins in verse 14, with Jesus saying, “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” Now, this idea of Christians being hated by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Gospel and Community – Colossians 3:1-17

The Gospel and Community Nick Esch: Sunday, September 17, 2017 Intro We live in day full of connection. Through mediums like Facebook, Twitter, and the like, we are more connected to one another than we’ve ever been. We can keep up with our friends and family who are miles away from us; which is amazing. […]