Sermons by Mr Steven Alvarez

The Purpose Of The Incarnation

Hebrews 2:14-15 — “He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death…” As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Hebrews, we think about what the writer means when he says that Jesus “partook of flesh and blood.”  We also think…

Trusting The Saviour

Hebrews 2:12-13 — “…I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him.” In this lesson we think about how the writer quotes Psalm 22 in these verses. We go back to the Psalm and see the Messiah’s suffering and…

Sanctification & Suffering

Hebrews 2:10b-11 — “For it became him…to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” In this sermon we learn about the connection that Jesus’ suffering has to our suffering and to our growth in holiness. When we suffer Christ is both with us and at work in us drawing us closer to God and making…

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…