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Sunday Sermons

At Cornerstone, the sermons are primarily expository in nature. We spend most of our time stepping through a section or book of the Bible verse by verse, section by section, and occasionally we will preach on a theme. The elders strive to make each sermon a Christ centered, church building, Gospel proclaiming, truth driven, biblically grounded, proclamation for the purpose of God glorifying transformation.

To interpret and apply his text in accordance with its real meaning, is one of the preacher’s most sacred duties.John Broadus, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons

Topical – The Gift of Gifts

Today we look at the birth of Jesus from three angles, studying the Word from Luke 2:1-7; Romans 5:6; and Galatians 4:3-5. We will also look briefly at the regulative principle of worship to explain our church position on holidays for the benefit of those who are new to CCF. Regulative Principle & Holidays? The Time of His Birth The Place of…

Gospel of Matthew – Take Up Your Cross

Once again, audio quality was very bad. We have had our recording input set incorrectly. This will be remedied. Apoloogies, this message is very noisy. Our sermon is from the  Gospel of Matthew – “Take Up Your Cross.” We will look at Matthew 16:24-28. Te outline below is a good preview. I. The Way of the Cross— Self-denial.— Cross bearing— FollowingII. Why Bear…

Gospel of Matthew – The Necessity of the Death of Christ

We continue our walk through the Gospel of Matthew in Matthew 16:21-23 and make some sense out of our Lord’s rebuke of Peter in which we hear the starling words, “Get behind me Satan.” — A New Time of Teaching Begins— Peter’s Presumption— Get Behind Me— Cross-less Christianity— Peter’s Error Public Reading: Romans 5:1-11; Benediction: Jude v.24-25 Matthew 16:21-23 21 From that time…

Gospel of Matthew – Who do You say that I am?

Our sermon is entitled, “Gospel of Matthew – Who do You say that I am?” We will look at a very controversial but key passage regarding the Lord’s church, Matthew 16:13-20. Our outline should give you a flavor of what we will learn. I. Who do you say that I am?II. The Rock, who or what is it?—— Roman Catholic view—— Early…

Gospel of Matthew – Interpreting the Signs Around Us

We go again to the Gospel of Matthew for our message, entitled “Interpreting the Signs Around Us.” We enter into the great Chapter 16, perhaps the key chapter of the whole gospel. We will see yet another confrontation with the religious leaders and learn how they themselves serve as a ‘sign of the times.’ How do we think about our own times?…

Gospel of Matthew – 4,000 Mouths to Feed

Today we dive into Matthew 15:29-39 Public Reading: Isaiah 55:1-9; Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Matthew 15:29-39 29 Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put…

Gospel of Matthew – Struggling Into the Mercy of Christ

Public Reading: Luke 18:1-8; Benediction: Ephesians 6:24 Matthew 15:21-28 21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word.…

Gospel of Matthew – Clean Hearts and Clean Hands

Public Reading: Psalm 15; Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21 Matthew 15:1-20 15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor…

Gospel of Matthew – Little Faith, Growing Faith

Today we will cover Matthew 14:22-36 and will find the disciples in yet another tight spot requiring faith. Here we witness Jesus’ teaching and training of the disciples as he sends them out to sea alone. We will learn about the role of trials and what faith is. Our outline is: I. Alone in the Hills – 3 Reasons— Weariness— Forceful Kingship—…