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Christian Cornerstone

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Join Bill Ricksecker and Ethan Arquette in Bible Talk. Going through the scriptures, book by book. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christian-cornerstone/support

98 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Growing in the Spirit | 1 Cor. 3:1-4

November 24th, 2020

28:48

One obstacle we must face as Christians is spiritual growth. It's not enough to repent and go on living our lives in love. True love shows through our desire to know the Lord more, to obey Him and serve Him with our …

Resting in the Spirit (P2) | 1 Corinthians 2

November 12th, 2020

1:00:10

Bible Talk Rescheduled! Bill and Ethan continue their discussion over the First letter to the church at Corinth. 1 Corinthians 2

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Resting in the Spirit (Part 1) | 1 Cor. 2:1-5

November 3rd, 2020

1:00:09

We sometimes make ministry harder than it needs to be. Tonight we discuss how we as a minister need to be resting more in the word of God, and less in our own skills of performance.

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Foolish made Wise (Part 2) - 1 Cor. 1:26-31

October 26th, 2020

59:54

1 Corinthians 1 (Part 2) The Foolishness of man and the Wisdom of God. Bill and Ethan will continue their discussion over the book of Corinthians, …

Foolish made Wise (Part 1) - 1 Cor. 1:18-25

October 13th, 2020

55:13

The Foolishness of man and the Wisdom of God. Bill and Ethan will continue their discussion over the book of Corinthians, focusing on 1:17-31 …

Dealing with Division

October 5th, 2020

52:29

In the church, you will find divisions over certain doctrinal teachings. How are we to deal with these divisions? Today Bill and Ethan discuss the …

BIBLE STUDY IS COMING BACK! - And other announcements

September 29th, 2020

19:09

Christian Cornerstone has made a number of updates that will be introduced in October, including the reboot of our weekly bible study.

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Announcement: Redirecting time

August 4th, 2020

9:48

Update on what is going on with the Cornerstone podcasting.

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Genesis 6: Corruption and Cleansing

July 29th, 2020

57:25

Corruption and Cleansing. It has been about 2,500 years since creation. Mankind has managed to accept the false doctrine, false worship, and now …

Genesis 4: Is my worship acceptable?

July 22nd, 2020

58:19

Is my worship acceptable before the Lord? We face a time where believers are encouraged to worship, we are told that it doesn't matter how we …

[Book Study] Genesis: Consequences of False Doctrines

July 20th, 2020

1:01:13

A lot went on in the Garden, in particular, Satan confronts Eve asking her "Does the Bible really say that?" Today we discover just what sort of …

[Reformed Radio] What is Irresistible Grace?

July 15th, 2020

1:00:45

Bill and Byron continue their study on the Doctrine of Grace in tonight's episode. We often hear that we have the choice to accept or reject the saving Grace of God. What does the bible say on this issue?

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[Book Study] Genesis: Matters of Creation

July 11th, 2020

1:11:02

Does the Creation account really matter? Today we begin a new study on the book of Genesis, exploring the wonderful intimacy God has with Creation …

Reformed Radio: Who did Jesus die for?

July 9th, 2020

1:00:29

Everybody believes that Jesus died for somebody, but the question, while it seems quite clear in scripture, seems to be a problem among young and old …

Doctrine of Grace: Unconditional Election

July 1st, 2020

1:04:19

It is a doctrine misunderstood, it is one we rebel against. What is Unconditional Election? Does God look to the future and decide our fate?

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Bible Questions Part 2

June 24th, 2020

1:02:58

Bill and Byron come together to answer some questions about the Christian faith. What are the roles of Elders? How do you measure the success of a …

Doctrine of Grace: Total Depravity

June 17th, 2020

1:01:10

Starting a new series, Bill and Byron discuss the doctrine of Total Depravity. Do we have the free-will to our salvation or is this all by the grace of God alone?

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Reformed Radio: Question & Answer

June 10th, 2020

1:02:09

Today Byron and Bill take a break from their study to begin answering some questions around the Christian faith. 

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June 5 Podcast Announcment

June 5th, 2020

2:49

Just an update why we have not published a show the past 2 weeks.

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Forgiveness and Election

May 20th, 2020

57:33

Bill and Byron close up their discussion of the Lord's Prayer and transition into an introduction of the Doctrine of Election.

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Redemption in Prayer

May 13th, 2020

50:33

As we begin to close up our study on prayer through the Lord's prayer, Bill and Byron discuss forgiveness and how it is provided, who is it provided for, and when it is received?

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(Part 2) Purpose of Prayer

May 6th, 2020

59:35

Continuing in their discussion on prayer, Bill and Byron share thoughts on the will of God, as well as His daily provisions.

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Reformed Radio: Purpose of Prayer

April 29th, 2020

56:33

As we get into a new discussion, Bill and Byron talk about the purpose of our prayers, and how we are to pray to the Father. Do we pray to recognize …

Reformed Radio: Importance of Theology

April 16th, 2020

1:00:28

Bill and Byron discuss the importance of [good] theology and tackle some modern "christian" ideas we have. Are they biblical? What could the possible …

From the Garden to the Tomb

April 11th, 2020

54:00

From the Garden to the Tomb, Jesus deals with betrayal, hatred, lies, and abandonment. Today we discuss the last hours that lead up to the death of our Savior

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Reformed Radio: Pilot Episode

April 8th, 2020

57:17

COVID, judgment? Modern music, and "Stay at Home Church"

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[Lazarus] From Death To Life

April 3rd, 2020

55:55

Dealing with continuous unbelief in His believers, Jesus again is "deeply moved" which moves the Lord into performing a miracle that will be the pinnacle of His ministry. It will be the greatest event recorded to help …

Tears of Unbelief

April 1st, 2020

47:47

Jesus wept. A beloved friend has recently died, there is much mourning over this loss. He sheds a tear of great sorrow, but these tears are not for Lazarus, for he will be raised to life.

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Death Comes Glory

March 31st, 2020

39:42

A friend of Jesus is dying, His sisters send word in hopes that Jesus would visit and heal their brother. Jesus waits

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To the Stagnent Church

March 28th, 2020

58:04

Laodicea, the Complacent Church. Unfortunately we have many of these in the ranks for Christianity all across America. Some even in our own towns. …

The Spirit Filled Church

March 27th, 2020

1:03:34

As we continue through Asia Minor, in our travels we come to the Church in Philadelphia. While all congregations have their struggles, there is such thing as the "Perfect Church". As Christ commends this church we ask, …

To the Dying Church

March 26th, 2020

44:55

Though a Church plant may start our strong with a passionate zeal, over time as members come and go, it can ultimately lead to a spiritually dead …

Sin of Tolerance

March 25th, 2020

55:06

Today we continue our study on the churches in Revelation with Thyatira, the Church of Tolerance, their sin was the sin they tolerated among the …

The Church in Compromise

March 24th, 2020

56:13

We often as Christians try to conform to interests of the world in order to make the church look more attractive. But this appears to be far from …

Blessed Suffering

March 23rd, 2020

47:45

We often affiliate suffering as negative. But in some cases (or most) Christ uses it as a positive outcome to the Christian. How should we respond in …

The Great Awakening: First Love

March 21st, 2020

54:56

We are in a time of great crisis. A time when nations cry out to God for healing. What we truly need is to cry out for repentance. Today, we begin an …

Silent to the Blind

March 13th, 2020

1:08:53

John 9:8-41 | When to be Silent [about your faith] For the Christian, our faith is the most important and passionate thing in our lives. We want to …

Of Sin or Glory

March 7th, 2020

53:06

Why do bad things happen to good people? Is it our sin that brings calamity as punishment or just bad luck? Tonight we discuss the purpose of some of these problems mankind face.

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Defender of the Weak

February 29th, 2020

44:25

Her sin is exposed, she is brought to shame. What are they to do with her? Condemn her to death, or have mercy?

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Religion of the Devil

February 22nd, 2020

49:17

Man believers are under the idea that many, or all religions are the same. Can this be true?

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How to be a False Disciple (Part 2)

February 15th, 2020

1:00:03

We meet this kind of people all the time. In some cases, it could be us. If we are to take the role of being a False Disciple, how would we go about …

How to be a False Disciple (Part 1)

February 9th, 2020

45:14

We meet this kind of people all the time. In some cases, it could be us. If we are to take the role of being a False Disciple, how would we go about …

Out of fear into Faith

February 1st, 2020

56:12

Fear itself is a strong emotion that takes control of us in some of the most important and pivotal times of our life. As Christians, we are called to …

The Divine Thirst

January 27th, 2020

53:25

Jesus leaves Judea and begins to head to Galilee. On his journey, Jesus takes a shortcut through Samaria to a town of Sychar where He encounters a …

The Divine Regeneration

January 19th, 2020

37:24

John 3:1-5 is often affiliated with water baptism, or perhaps a birth from the womb, and spiritual birth. But there is more to this chapter Jesus emphasizes rather than just your water baptism your physical birth. …

The Divine Confrontation

January 18th, 2020

49:43

There are times in our lives where how we worship does matter. 1 Samuel 15, The Lord Rejects Saul's worship, and in John 2 Jesus drives out false …

The Divine Call

January 12th, 2020

42:45

The second installment on our series of the Gospel of John. Today we discuss the divine calling Jesus places on the lives of all believers. The call to something more than what we have, more than what or who we are.

The Divine Authority | John 1:1-5

January 1st, 2020

44:41

John 1:1-5
We begin a study on the gospel of John, opening up with the authority of Jesus. What authority does He have and why do we NOT follow his …

Birth of Jesus According to Luke 2

December 24th, 2019

39:21

There is so much we have in this section, its more than just a child being born in a manger. It is a King glorified, a mother in marvel, shepherds and prophets in awe. Take a moment to listen to this podcast over the …

Imitating Christ

December 15th, 2019

41:19

What does it look like to be Christ-like? It comes through humility, finding joy in all circumstances.

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Christ in vain & the Afterlife

December 8th, 2019

47:55

If Christ had not died and has not risen from the dead. All of our efforts would be in vain. They are not. For those who are in Jesus, there is a …

Description of Love

November 30th, 2019

42:57

We all know that we are to love one another, but even the pagans can do that. What does true godly love for another look like? In this episode, I hope to explain how this agape love can look different from phileo, and …

Story for a king | Act 26

November 3rd, 2019

43:49

Paul gives his testimony to King Agrippa II, testifying to the power of God to raise a Man from the dead in hopes to see Agrippa become a Christian.

(P2) Scenes of Missonary | Acts 17

October 29th, 2019

1:03:04

We continue our study in Acts 17, Paul has reached Athens and no confronts a very intellectual and religious people. The city is filled with false …

Scenes of Missionary (P1) | Acts 17

October 20th, 2019

55:38

Acts 17 Part 1.

Today Bernard and Bill discuss Paul's journey through Thessalonica and Berea. Its been about 2 years since Paul spoke with the …

Jailbreak (P2)

October 13th, 2019

1:08:37

The Jailbreak (Part 2) | Acts 16

In our second half of Acts 16 we discuss the events of Lydia and her conversion, Paul's experience exorcising a …

The Jailbreak 1/2 | Acts 16

October 6th, 2019

59:12

2.1 The Jailbreak | Acts 16

Today Bill and Bernard began discussing the significance and purpose of OT circumcision, as well as how we should respond …

Conversion P2 | Acts 9

September 29th, 2019

56:57

Today we cover the second have of Pauls conversion. He has been ministering the Word of God, Pauls struggle was to be accepted by the Church. It has …

P1 Conversion of Paul

September 22nd, 2019

59:46

In this video we discuss just how ruthless Paul was in his trek to destroy the Christian church and how God transformed him. In our walks, we may …

TS:E1 | Importance of Studying the Word of God

August 28th, 2019

58:44

In our first broadcast together, Bill and Bernard discuss one of the most important questions we can have as believers. Why is it so important for us to study the Word of God?

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The Complacent Church

August 25th, 2019

50:18

If there is anything more dangerous in the church it could be called Complacency, Jesus makes a clear yet stern warning in the book of Revelation to …

Spiritually Alive Church

August 18th, 2019

42:35

 There is no such thing as the perfect church, at least by the world's standards. But to Jesus the Messiah, Philadelphia is a beautiful and …

The Dead Church

August 11th, 2019

48:47

The Dead Church. It is sad to see that many churches these days could fit under this category. Many claim to be faithful to Jesus, others claim that …

Thyatira: Tolerance

August 3rd, 2019

43:28

 What would happen if we as a church began to tolerate certain issues? What if false doctrine was permitted to grow within the church? What would …

Ministry Talk: Pilot

July 29th, 2019

44:26

Leonard and I discuss some of our concerns with the Christian faith, and our vision for the collective ministry as well as future shows.

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Pergamum: Church of Comrpomise

July 27th, 2019

39:13

 Pergamum: The Church of Compromise. 

Much like today, Pergamum was a church that welcomed/accepted false doctrines among their people. The Lord Himself is writing (through John) warning the people to correct this …

Smyrna: The Suffering Church

July 20th, 2019

41:19

 Smyrna, the suffering church. This is part 2/7 of this series. Smyrna is the first of 2 churches in which Jesus does not rebuke. In fact all Jesus …

Ephesus: The Lost Love

July 13th, 2019

51:26

Ephesus was a well established church. Paul plants, and Timothy oversees, but over time they have lost sight of their first love. Christ calls this …

Signs of a Firm Foundation

June 30th, 2019

48:57

How do we know what to look for in a church? What are some things I need to look for? Today we will be going over some key points to look for within a church. Starting with its foundations, structure, functions, …

Entertainment Driven Church

June 24th, 2019

54:31

 While entertainment is not inherently sinful. When this becomes the focal point of a ministry, we have shown signs that we have already strayed away …

The Condition of Forgiveness

June 19th, 2019

54:22

We usually think of forgiveness as something that is to be done for our own condition. In past decade of so this has become the normal idea. That forgiveness is an emotion or feeling. There is no biblical indication of …

Pardon of Sin

June 19th, 2019

49:42

Matthew 18:21-35 | The Parable of the unforgiving servant is one we all know by a heart. Or do we? We may be able to recall a summarized version about it and use it to teach the importance of forgiveness in this …

Restoring a Believer

June 16th, 2019

43:14

Matthew 18:15-20 | When someone sins against us, we usually want to use that at means to justify their wrongs. In the Christian community it may even be a means to justify that the offending party is not really a …

Sheep that go Astray

June 10th, 2019

27:48

Often times when someone leaves the church, we may feel as if its not really their thing. But what if someone within the church was the reason for them to walk away? In this episode we go over the importance of chasing …

Greatness of a Child

June 8th, 2019

50:10

 Redemption, this is an important part of the Christian life. The believers in Christ have all been restored into righteousness under the blood of Jesus. So the question stands, how do we go about restoring a brother …

Sovereign Election - P1

May 25th, 2019

53:11

It can be really hard to grasp the idea of being "Chosen" by God, we as humans don't like the idea of giving up control. But according to Paul, in …

Doctrine Police & Traits of False Teachers

May 18th, 2019

57:06

Why the Christian community needs "Doctrine Police" and how to identify false teachers

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No Condemnation in Life

May 10th, 2019

38:19

Romans 8:1-11 | Regardless of what others say, life in the Spirit brings no condemnation. We have been JUSTIFIED through Christ and continue to be SANCTIFIED by Him 

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Need for New Birth

May 5th, 2019

42:09

 Need for a New Birth | John 3:1-21
Some would argue this passage is about a regeneration, about being a spiritual Christian over a Carnal Christian. …

The Battle Within

April 26th, 2019

50:15

Romans 7:14-25
The live of a Christian is not an easy one, one issue in particular is the struggle of sin. We as believers have been set free from …

Catholicism verse Christianity

April 20th, 2019

50:04

 What does the Roman Catholic Church believe today? Are they truly a Christian denomination or something worse?

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Slaves to Rightouesness

April 20th, 2019

49:31

Romans 6:15-23 | Some times we think, that because we are saved by the grace of God, that should be enough to merit the sin we chase after. God will …

Evidence: Text and Discoveries

April 13th, 2019

45:11

We live in a world where people are skeptic by nature. We have some many against the bible, or even questioning the validity. How do we know the bible today as we know it can be trusted? What proof do we have?

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Dead to Sin, Alive to God

April 13th, 2019

54:14

Romans 6:1-14 | We have died to sin and now live in Christ. We must now live our lives as holy. Consider ourselves dead to sin, and Present ourselves …

Why Theology Matters

April 6th, 2019

42:03

 Why our Theology Really does matter

"Don't get lost in theology; just get into a close personal relationship with Jesus. is this a valid argument?

Jesus of Many Faces

April 6th, 2019

52:29

We have all heard it said, " it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you focus on Jesus" But what does this really mean? Why is this phrase something that is dangerous to speak? Is it true, or does it really …

Justified by Faith

March 30th, 2019

49:29

Romans 4:1-8 | In the early cultures, as well as even in some religions today, we see the concept of works based righteousness. Today we explain how …

From Sinner to Saint

March 22nd, 2019

51:56

Romans 3:21-26 | Beginning a new segment that discusses the justification provided by God's righteousness, we now get into the idea of being called Saints. A royal priesthood, one guilty criminals now called innocent …

None Are Worthy, Not One

March 16th, 2019

49:24

 We often assume that by our own doing we have accepted Gods forgiveness, by some miracle it was our good deed(s) that is merit. The bible is clear that there is not one who is righteous or "good enough" apart from Gods …

Hypocrisy of False Converts

March 9th, 2019

47:26

Romans 2:17-24 - We are bound to come across them, especially in the church we call home. Sometimes its the believer in the pews, but how dangerous …

Goodness of Gods Judgment

March 2nd, 2019

48:22

Romans 2:1-5

Why does God judge and punish others? How is this loving to do? Today in this episode we look into the purpose of Gods judgment as well as how we see in a righteous standard how it can be defined as "good"

Reasons of Wrath

February 17th, 2019

53:47

Romans 1:19-23

The Wrath of God is the reality of His divine nature. Why would a loving God still produce wrath? What is the cause?

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Wrath of God

February 10th, 2019

38:15

(Part One) Romans 1:18

What does the bible have to teach those who are a part from Gods Children? Are we still under grace or subject to His wrath? Why don't we talk about this in church anymore?

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Not Ashamed

February 4th, 2019

27:53

(Part 1) Romans 1:16-17, why exactly should the Christian not be ashamed of the gospel?

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P3: Identity in Righteousness

January 20th, 2019

1:06:11

 Righteousness is more than just a prideful mindset, righteousness is given to the Christian upon their repentance and rebirth as a Child of God, as …

Identifying Wickedness

January 13th, 2019

47:17

In this episode we go over some attributes of a wicked person. How can we identify them?

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