52 Sermons: Hebrews

In These Last Days, God Has Spoken by a Son

Palm Sunday

Hebrews 1:1-4

by John Piper

Do you want to hear God speak? God has now spoken not just by prophets, but by his Son.

He Made Purification of Sins

Maundy Thursday

Hebrews 1:1-4

by John Piper

The purification that was made was made once for all.

He Sat Down at the Right Hand of Majesty

Easter Sunday

Hebrews 1:1-4

by John Piper

We owe our purification to Jesus and we owe our being to him.

Jesus Christ: Infinitely Superior to Angels

Hebrews 1

by John Piper

Angels were created for Christ's everlasting glory and for our everlasting joy.

The Danger of Drifting from the Word

Hebrews 2:1-4

by John Piper

Life in this world is like a river, not a lake. And if you don't listen earnestly to Jesus, you will drift down to destruction.

Spoken, Confirmed, Witnessed: a Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:1-4

by John Piper

The message of our great salvation has been confirmed by a cluster of reliable witnesses.

Who Rules the World to Come?

Hebrews 2:1-9

by John Piper

The second Adam, Jesus Christ, defeated death and restored the hope of Psalm 8 for all who are in him.

For Whom Did Jesus Taste Death?

Hebrews 2:9

by John Piper

Christ tasted death for everyone who has faith. Because the faith of everyone who believes was purchased by the death of Christ.

Our Captain Made Perfect Through Sufferings

Hebrews 2:9-13

by John Piper

We are saved by Jesus' suffering because that is what will glorify God most.

Jesus: Worthy of More Glory than Moses

Hebrews 3:1-6

by John Piper

Jesus is both the word from God and the way to God.

Do Not Harden Your Heart in the Day of Trouble

Hebrews 3:7-19

by John Piper

The surety of believers lies not in the absence of conditions but in the promises of power.

Eternal Security Is a Community Project

Hebrews 3:12-19

by John Piper

It's the cavalier Christians who need to be worried about their standing.

Be Diligent to Enter God's Rest!

Hebrews 4:1-11

by John Piper

There is a rest open to you today. The door is not shut. The time is not past.

The Word of God: Living, Active, Sharp

Hebrews 4:12-13

by John Piper

The Word of God is living and active and penetrates to the bottom of our lives and rips the pleasant mask off the ugly face of sin.

Draw Near to the Throne of Grace with Confidence

Hebrews 4:14 - 5:3

by John Piper

Because we have a great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace.

He Is the Source of Eternal Salvation for All Who Obey Him

Hebrews 5:4-10

by John Piper

Christ became our salvation because he was perfect in three ways: in his dignity, in his eternity, and in his purity.

By This Time You Ought to Be Teachers

Hebrews 5:11-14

by John Piper

Do you have the disease of "dullness of hearing," and if so, how can you get well?

Let Us Press On to Maturity

Hebrews 6:1-3

by John Piper

The writer of Hebrews calls you to grow and press on to maturity. And you will—if God permits.

When Is Saving Repentance Impossible?

Hebrews 6:4-8

by John Piper

It is possible that we who believe we are chosen might slide into a slow process of hardening and fall away from Christ.

The Full Assurance of Hope to the End

Hebrews 6:9-12

by John Piper

Bank your hope on the justice of God to uphold the honor of his name by offering faith to his unworthy people.

When Does God Swear?

Hebrews 6:13-18

by John Piper

God swears by his own name in order to give his people unwavering confidence in his promises.

Hope Anchored in Heaven

Hebrews 6:19-20

by John Piper

There are at least five practical things you can do to move your heart toward "laying hold of your hope."

Our High Priest is the Son of God Perfect Forever

Hebrews 7:26 - 8:5

by John Piper

Five reasons for why Jesus' priesthood is superior to all others.

Purified to Serve the Living God

Hebrews 9:1-14

by John Piper

How can people destroyed by their sin draw near to a perfect God?

How the Called Receive an Eternal Inheritance

Hebrews 9:15-22

by John Piper

How is the New Covenant like a last will and testament?

What Christ Did at the End of the Age

Hebrews 9:23-26

by John Piper

What Christ Will Do at the Second Coming

Hebrews 9:27-28

by John Piper

Let Us Draw Near to God

Palm Sunday

Hebrews 10:19-22

by John Piper

Drawing near to God is the heart of the gospel, and we are called to embrace it with informed zeal.

Consider Each Other How to Stir Up Love

Hebrews 10:23-25

by John Piper

Consider others—study them, know them, figure them out—to the end that you stimulate them to love and good deeds.

Woe to Those Who Trample the Son of God

Hebrews 10:26-31

by John Piper

Threatening judgment is an effective (and biblical) way to motivate people.

What Faith Knows and Hopes For

Hebrews 11:1-3

by John Piper

The Faith of Noah, Abraham, and Sarah

(Installation of Chuck Steddom As Minister of Worship and Music)

Hebrews 11:7-12

by John Piper

Saving faith isn't merely the one-time act of receiving Jesus. It goes on trusting him.

The Hope of Exiles on the Earth

Hebrews 11:13-22

by John Piper

God honors faith and obedience by using all of his wisdom, power and love to turn that kind of life into one of great joy.

Faith to Be Strong and Faith to Be Weak

Hebrews 11:29-38

by John Piper

Running with the Witnesses

Hebrews 11:39 - 12:2

by John Piper

Be encouraged by the thousands of saints who have finished the race and testify, "It can be done! By faith it can be done."

The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father

Hebrews 12:3-11

by John Piper

God is not an ER doctor who only repairs our hurts; he is a master surgeon who plans our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.

Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God

Hebrews 12:12-17

by John Piper

Knowing that God's discipline is for our good helps us press on in faith.

You Have Come to Mount Zion

Hebrews 12:18-29

by John Piper

Obedience is not our way of getting God to do something. It is how we act when we trust that God is already working for us.

Small Group Life in the Power of God's Promises

Hebrews 13:1-6

by John Piper

The promises of God are the key to love and victory over sin. But we need people in our lives to "encourage us day after day" with those promises.

Be Strengthened By Grace

Hebrews 13:7-16

by John Piper

How can I find and keep the strength I need to obey God's commands?

Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach

Hebrews 13:12-16

by John Piper

Christians have a hope that frees them to move toward need, not comfort.

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 1

Hebrews 13:17-19

by John Piper

Spiritual leaders are to keep watch of the word, of Christ, of themselves, and of their people.

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 2

Part Two

Hebrews 13:17

by John Piper

Elders should see themselves as servants, and the church should have a bent toward trusting them.

It's All the Work of God

Hebrews 13:20-25

by John Piper

Christians are secure, not because they are strong, but because God is sovereign and faithful to his new covenant promises.