Sermons on Treasuring Christ

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 Mission and Our True Home – John 21:1-14

The Mission and Our True Home Nick Esch, 12/2/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church Introduction As most of you know I grew up in Atlanta Georgia. And if I’m honest, I still get homesick from time to time. I miss my family and my friends; I even miss all the pine trees out there. But every time […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unity Driven By Love – John 17:20-23

Unity Driven By Love Nick Esch, 8/19/2018 Cornerstone Baptist Church John 17:20-23 Jesus is just a few hours away from the cross, and in preparation He has been praying to the Father. He began His prayer by praying for His glory, and then for His apostles, and now He shifts to praying for all believers […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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