Sermons by Mr Steven Alvarez

The Nature Of Sanctification

Hebrews 2:10 — “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” If we’re going to understand the nature of sanctification we need to begin with the nature of God, which is what the…

Suffering & Death – Glory & Honour

Hebrews 2:9 — “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour…” In this text the writer to the Hebrews presses us to consider the Incarnation and to see the path to glory that the Son of God walked. He willingly…

Seeing Jesus, Not The World

Hebrews 2:8b-9a — “But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus…” When we look and see the world around us we are often discouraged. The world is not a happy place, it is not what God intended it to be in the beginning. But thankfully, He has sent His…

Grace & Gratitude

James 1:17 — “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…”  In this short talk, Steve reminds us that all the good things in our lives come as gifts from God. They are gifts of grace, and His grace ought to move us to gratitude. His…

What Is Man? Biblical Anthropology

Hebrews 2:6 — “But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?” In this verse the writer to the Hebrews quotes from Psalm 8 where David contrasts the vastness of the night sky with the smallness of man.…

The World To Come

Hebrews 2:5 — “For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.” As we continue our verse-by-verse study through Hebrews, Steve reminds us of the wider context in which “the world to come” is discussed – there is the angelic conflict and the Incarnation of God’s Son.…

The Biblical View Of Signs & Wonders Today

Hebrews 2:4 — “…God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?” The apostles were enabled by God to perform miracles and in the Book of Acts we have accounts of some of these. The miracles were signs intended to…

The Confirmation Of The Gospel

Hebrews 2:3 — Why do you believe the Gospel? Is it because of the benefits the Gospel brings into your life? Is it because you like the message? Or is it because the Gospel is true? Primarily, we ought to believe the Gospel because it’s the truth and that leads us to ask another question…

Neglecting Our Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:3 — “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” What is this “salvation” that the writer to the Hebrews is referring to? What does it mean to “neglect” it? How should this text impact our everyday Christian life? In this study, Steve takes us through key aspects of the doctrine of salvation in…

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…