Cornerstone Presbyterian Church of Katy, TX en-us ℗ & © 2015 Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX cornerstonekaty Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (EPC) Sermons from Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX Sermons from Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (EPC) Friendship of the Lord (Ps 25) Carter Sanger This Psalm is a prayer and meditation regarding the path we are to walk. We have a destination that is implied, a lot of obstacles along the way, and both a map and a friend to make sure we arrive. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:28:59 +0000 The King of Glory (Ps 24) Carter Sanger Psalm 24 This Psalm follows up God’s victory over the Philistines as David brings the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. It is a triumphal entry of grand proportions and is marked with trumpets, tambourines. cymbals and the shouts of the people. As David leads the procession he dances before the Lord, demonstrating both his Sun, 04 Apr 2021 18:39:30 +0000 The Shadow of Death (Ps 23) Carter Sanger Psalm 23 When we think of Palm Sunday, we think of the triumphant way Jesus came into Jerusalem at the beginning of his final fateful week. Jesus is coming to bring victory, but the victory he brings comes through defeat. Before he can sit on his throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 18:39:15 +0000 Sweetness in the Soul (Ps 16) Carter Sanger Psalm 16 God gives us vision of a resurrection and this vision is meant to shape our pursuits, our values, and the way we look at life. We will not stay in the grave! That vision is guaranteed by the resurrection of Christ.  Psalm 16 speaks of Christ’s resurrection in verse 10, which is referenced twice Sun, 21 Mar 2021 17:52:06 +0000 A Great Threat (Jo 5-6) Sam Downing Joshua 5:13-6:27 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:05:28 +0000 Who Dwells with God? (Ps 15) Carter Sanger Psalm 15 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?  This question isn’t like a catechism question that gives us a technical answer to a theological question. If we read as such, we might be inclined to think of his answer as a set of requirements that we Sun, 07 Mar 2021 22:11:41 +0000 The Heart of a Fool (Ps 14) Carter Sanger Psalm 14 At the heart of what the Bible defines as wise is living with God in mind. That’s really it. It’s that simple. The one who lives, who makes his choices and decisions with God in mind, is the one who is wise. And the one who does not is considered foolish. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:59:03 +0000 How Long, O Lord? (Ps 13) Carter Sanger Psalm 13 “How Long, O Lord?” is a growing sentiment as the struggles of 2021 add to those of 2020. The hits just seem to pile on one after another. Its enough to cause you to wonder where God is in all of this. Is he real? Does he exist? If he existed, wouldn’t things Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:43:09 +0000 Where are the Faithful? (Ps 12) Carter Sanger Psalm 12 What do you do when society is decaying around you? When you don’t know who to trust anymore when it comes to politicians, media, and even academia? The naive would say, surely that’s not the case. The pessimist would retreat into cynicism. What does the believer do? He must value the word of Sun, 14 Feb 2021 21:20:22 +0000 The More Things Change… (Luke 18:9-14) Jonathan Shumate Luke 18:9-14 We need to remember the prayer of the tax collector all the more in an age that is ruled by finger pointing. Mon, 08 Feb 2021 21:37:03 +0000 The Joy of the Gospel Jonathan Shumate John 2:1-12 Joy is the prerogative of the Christian’s life and it is the gospel that brings it forth. Sun, 31 Jan 2021 23:18:49 +0000 When the Foundations are Destroyed (Ps 11) Carter Sanger Psalm 11 As you walk with the Lord in the world you will be faced with moments when worldly wisdom runs counter to faith. And the farther away our world is from a Biblical view of morality and justice, the more these moments will come. David’s psalm serves as a guide. In it we find David Sun, 24 Jan 2021 20:00:28 +0000 Singing His Majesty (Ps 8) Carter Sanger Psalm 8 This is the first Psalm devoted to praise. The earlier Psalms (after the first 2) are prayers, spurred by distress. But this Psalm is simply praise. Praise is a familiar practice in the worship of God and it is something that stirs the soul. We need our souls to be stirred. But what Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:51:19 +0000 Who Can I Trust? (Psalm 146) Carter Sanger Psalm 146 Have you seen the meme making its way around, “I’d like to cancel my subscription to 2021. I’ve experienced the free trial period and I’m not interested.” And we were so thankful to be done with 2020. How do I speak to the events of the week? This Psalm keeps resonating in my Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:57:24 +0000 Praying for Judgment (Ps 7) Carter Sanger Psalm 7 As we turn our attention to this psalm, we find a prayer offered in the midst of a threatening world. It connects us to the greater reality beyond our own society; to a civilization without sin. It gives us hope. This prayer is a “signal fire.” In this signal fire prayer we are Sun, 03 Jan 2021 19:09:00 +0000 What Unity Looks Like Allen White 1 Thess. 1:7-10; 2:7-12 we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (1 Th 2:7–8) Sun, 27 Dec 2020 18:34:33 +0000 Good News for the Faithful (Lk 2:22–38) Carter Sanger Luke 2:22–38 What advantage is there to the person who endures in his faith? Jesus told those who sought to follow, “Foxes have holds and birds have nests but the son of man has no place to lay his head.” There is a cost to living a faithful life to the Lord. As we will Sun, 20 Dec 2020 22:01:09 +0000 Good News to the Least (Lk 2:8-20) Carter Sanger Luke 2:8-20 Last week we considered the majesty of Jesus in his greatness. His birth is announced to all the world in the heavens, drawing the wise men of the earth to bow before him as king as they, with their gifts, allude to the grandiose work that Jesus would do to save His people Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:34:34 +0000 Good News to the Foreigner (Mt 2:1-12) Carter Sanger Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew opens the New Testament introducing us to Jesus. In no uncertain terms he wants his readers to know the significance of this man. Everything about this is remarkable in Matthew’s introduction. We can’t miss it, for the remarkable nature of Jesus invites us to respond. It invites us to open our eyes Sun, 06 Dec 2020 19:54:14 +0000 Good News for the Humble (Lk 1:46-55) Carter Sanger Luke 1:46-55 Christianity stands apart from the other religions of the world. It is good news for those who are least in society. It is why we find Jesus saying such statements as, “the last shall be first and the first shall be last” and “Those who are well have no need of a physician, Sun, 29 Nov 2020 22:38:06 +0000