Sermons on Sovereignty

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knowing God and the Privilege of Prayer – Ephesians 1:15-17

Ephesians 1:15–17 (ESV) [15] For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow Jesus – John 21:18-25

Follow Jesus Nick Esch, 12/16/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 21:18-25 I want to start today by first drawing your attention to the last two verses of John’s Gospel. In verse 24, John points out that he is the one referred to as the disciple whom Jesus loves throughout the Gospel, and that he’s the one […]

Mary And The Risen Lord – John 20:11-18

Mary And The Risen Lord Nick Esch, 11/11/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction On October 28th, 69 years ago, Jim Elliot wrote those memorable words in his journal: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose…” He believed that with all of his heart, and his life proved […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]