Sermons by Mr Steven Alvarez

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…

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.…