Sermons by Mr Steven Alvarez

First Warning: Give Earnest Heed To The Word

Hebrews 2:1 — “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” On the basis of what the author has laid out in chapter one he gives his readers this warning. It’s a warning that Christians everywhere need to…

The Messiah: The Unchanging Creator

Hebrews 1:10-14 — “Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands…” Jesus, the eternal Son, is the Creator. The writer to the Hebrews makes this plain by once again applying to Jesus certain passages in the Psalms. He also teaches us that unlike…

Christ Our Preeminent Leader

Hebrews 1:8-9 — In these verses, the writer to the Hebrews takes us to Psalm 45 as he continues to teach us about who Jesus is. We learn that He is God and we learn that He is exalted above His “fellows.” So what does this mean? Who are these “fellows?” – These individuals who…

The Son Cleanses Us From Sin

Hebrews 1:3 – “…When he had by himself purged our sins.”  The shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross was completely sufficient to cleanse us from our sins. The Son of God did it “by Himself” and so there is nothing for us to do. Salvation from sin and everlasting punishment is by grace alone.…

The Son: Upholding All Things

Hebrews 1:3 — In this verse we’re told that God the Son is “upholding all things by the word of his power.”  What does this mean? What exactly is the Son’s relationship to the creation? What, if any, are the implications for our day-to-day Christian lives? This is what Steve takes us through as he…

Christ The Creator

Hebrews 1:2b – “…by whom also he made the worlds.” The Son through whom God has spoken is the Creator of all things. The writer to the Hebrews wanted his readers to grasp this fundamental truth. He wanted them to identify the God they knew, the God of the Old Testament, with the Son. As we…

The God Who Spoke

Hebrews 1:1-2a — “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets…” The writer to the Hebrews begins his letter by affirming what his readers already knew – God has spoken. He did so via “the prophets”, in this case, a reference to those who…

Introduction & Overview

Hebrews 1 — What is the Book of Hebrews about? Who were the original readers and what circumstances were they facing? How does this help us understand the themes and structure of the Book? How does the message the Book apply to us today? These are the questions we explore as we begin our verse-by-verse…