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) The Authority of Jesus Carter Sanger Mark 11:27-12:12 Not long after I moved to Katy I got a shocking call from my mother. My dad was in the hospital being prepped for open heart surgery. I remembered poking fun at him during our last visit as he was struggling to mow the yard. After mowing a couple of rows, he was Sun, 14 Apr 2024 19:04:51 +0000 Cursing the Fig Tree Carter Sanger Mark 11:12-25 There is a scene in CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader where an unpleasant boy with a nasty and self-centered demeanor, must pass through a terribly painful ordeal in order to be saved from himself. In this scene we see something like that happening, only with the Sun, 07 Apr 2024 17:59:20 +0000 The Resurrection Carter Sanger Mark 16:1-8 Easter comes around every year and reminds us of the importance of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is something we confess in the Apostle’s Creed each week as one of the most fundamental pieces of the Christian faith. It is also one of the most contested claims of the Christian Sun, 31 Mar 2024 17:40:05 +0000 Coming in the Name of the Lord Carter Sanger Mark 11:1-11 There are moments in life that shape your future: leaving home; saying your wedding vows; having your first child. And there are moments that shape history: Caesar crossing the Rubicon; our founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence; 9/11. And then there are moments that shape eternity. This morning we get to look Mon, 25 Mar 2024 12:58:44 +0000 Walking the Road to Glory Carter Sanger Mark 10:31-52 Track is a brutal sport. If you want to succeed then you have to push your body to its physical limits; to the point your lungs are screaming and everything but your will to win is telling you to stop. Sometimes runners push too hard and collapse before the end of the race. Sun, 17 Mar 2024 17:34:31 +0000 What Must I do to Inherit Eternal Life? Carter Sanger Mark 10:17-31 There is an ancient proverb that says: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. (Proverbs 16:25) In the seventh grade school work came easy and I prided myself on competing for the top grade in every class. One day in English we Sun, 10 Mar 2024 20:03:00 +0000 Family Matters Carter Sanger Mark 9:42-10:16 The family and church have long been the number one target of the enemy because they are the first and most fundamental institutions of God for his purposes. And that’s what we these verses bring us to understand. The immediate family and covenant family is of utmost importance in the plans and purposes Sun, 03 Mar 2024 20:21:38 +0000 Is There Hope When Life is Out of Control? Nathan Cotton Matthew 8:28-34 Sun, 25 Feb 2024 20:01:55 +0000 The High Cost of Discipleship Carter Sanger Mark 8:27-38 Mark invites us to follow along with Jesus and a group of men that he had uniquely prepared and commissioned to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. But what is a disciple? What were they to be making? Discipleship was familiar to people living in the first century, particularly Sun, 18 Feb 2024 18:46:21 +0000 Eyes to See Carter Sanger Mark 8:1-30 One of the ongoing themes in the book of Mark is captured in a single verse in this reading. And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” (Mark 8:21) Several things were hard for the disciples to understand. One, who is Jesus, exactly? There was great interest and great mystery surrounding Sun, 11 Feb 2024 18:54:41 +0000 The Work of a Disciple Carter Sanger Mark 6:7-13, 30-52 As Mark unfolds his gospel, he continues to peel back the veil of who Jesus is and what that means for us. For those two things are inseparable. He isn’t JUST painting a picture of who Jesus is. He is also painting a picture of what our response must be to the Sun, 04 Feb 2024 18:27:00 +0000 Go Tell Others What God Has Done For You Allen White Mark 5:1-20 Sun, 28 Jan 2024 19:36:38 +0000 Why Does Jesus Speak of the Kingdom of God? Carter Sanger Mark 4:21-34 What if I told you this morning that this sermon isn’t about you. Would you still listen? Often we look for the application in the text to find out how you can be whole, or happy, or faithful or understand your family better, have a better marriage, or gain perspective on your career. Sun, 21 Jan 2024 20:34:48 +0000 Sower, Seeds, and Soil Carter Sanger Mark 4:1-20 Listen!… I have a secret to tell you. It’s a secret for husbands and wives. It’s a secret that reveals the key to a long-lasting and intimate marriage. Want to hear it? Listen! Did you hear it? Listen again…Listen! How many of you heard it that time? Learning to listen well is the Sun, 14 Jan 2024 19:08:01 +0000 Binding the Strong Man Carter Sanger Mark 3:7-30 The gospel of Mark is a book that helps us understand who Jesus is. It’s an ongoing theme throughout the gospels. Who is this man? He even asks the question to his disciples at one point in his ministry, “who do people say that I am?” And they give a variety of answers. Sun, 07 Jan 2024 19:25:22 +0000 Life’s Big Questions part 2 Sam Downing Ephesians 1 Sun, 31 Dec 2023 20:56:21 +0000 Son of Man Carter Sanger Mark 2:28, Daniel 7:13-14 As we’ve looked at the gospel of Mark this advent season we’ve noticed that Jesus identifies himself as the Son of man. For example, in Mark 2:28, which we looked at this morning, Jesus says, “So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” It’s a title we don’t Mon, 25 Dec 2023 02:36:47 +0000 New Wineskins Carter Sanger Mark 2:18-3:6 I heard a story years ago about a newly married man who noticed something unusual when he watched his wife cook the Christmas ham. As she prepared it, she cut the ends off and discarded them. When he asked why, she was puzzled by the question. “That’s the way you’re supposed to do Sun, 24 Dec 2023 19:07:19 +0000 Jesus Can Restore You Carter Sanger Mark 1:40-2:17 When I moved to Katy, we found a dentist for our family who was particularly kind to pastors and their families. But to take advantage of his services, we had to agree to regular visits. That was a change for me. I hadn’t been to a dentist in ten years as I had Sun, 17 Dec 2023 19:02:06 +0000 The Nature of the Gospel Carter Sanger Mark 1:21-39 Charlemagne was crowned emperor on Christmas day, 800 AD and sought to restore the Roman Empire throughout Europe and make it a Christian empire. Witukind was a Saxon ruler who eluded Charlemagne’s attempts for years as he rallied the rebel tribes in the North of Europe to resist. But when he was finally Sun, 10 Dec 2023 19:07:10 +0000