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                   Give us this day our daily discovery. 
    ​                               — Rendel Harris, scholar, Quaker


First Congregational Church website

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More sermons:

8-27: Let Love Be Genuine

9-3: I Must Suffer

9-10: Owe Nothing

9-24: Rethink

10-1: Doing Counts

10-8: It Comes through Faith 

10-15: To Collect His Produce

10-22: Forgive--Hand It On

10-29: The Law of Love

11-5: All Siblings

11-12: And Also Overflows

11-26: When Did We See You?

12-3: Test Everything

12-10: The Beginning of the Good News

12-17: Bind Up the Broken-Hearted (not yet

12-24


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

1:11-18 > 8-14-16      9:6 > 12-4-16, 1-22 & 12-17-17

11:1-6 > 12-17-17         26:3 > 4-21-13

35:5 > 12-17-17

40:1-11 > 12-10-17        42:6 > 12-10-17

51:1-8 > 8-27-17            54:5-6 > 12-10-17 

55:1-2 > 8-6-17              56:7 > 4-14-17 

58:5-11 > 2-5-17    

chap. 61 > 8-7-16, 12-17-17

63:9 > 1-1-17                  66:13 > 5-14-17


Jeremiah

3:15 > 4-21-13                   7:22 > 1-29-17

8:22 > 9-18-16                   15:19-21 > 9-3-17

31:33 > 10-16-16, 4-30-17 

32:40 > 10-16-16               50:6 > 4-21-13


Matthew

2:13-21 > 1-1-17                     3:13-17 > 1-15-17

5:3-12 > 1-29-17                    5:8 > 6-26-16, 1-15-17

5:13-16 > 2-5-17

5:21-30 > 2-19-17                 5:39-44 > 3-12-17

5:45-48 > 3-12 & 4-23 & 6-25-17

6:8 > 2-19-17                           6:30-33 > 4-23-17

7:7-11 > 6-26 & 7-24 & 11-6-16, 4-23-17

7:21 > 6-7-15, 12-10-17       8:10 > 4-24-16, 10-29-17

9:2 > 12-3-17

9:12-13 > 8-14-16                  9:22 > 10-9-16, 4-2-17

10:8 > 8-6-17                          10:16 > 6-11-17

10:26-27 > 6-25-17                10:40-42 > 7-2-17

11:7-11 > 12-4-16               11:25-30 > 1-29 & 4-2-17

12:7 > 8-14-16                     12:33 > 11-27-16, 2-5-17 

13:24-30 > 7-23-17               13:31-33 > 7-30-17

13:44-46 > 7-30-17               13:57 > 9-3-17

15:10-19 > 8-6-17                 15:27 > 7-23-17

16:21-27 > 9-3-17                 17:1-8 > 2-26-17

18:3-5 > 7-2-17                     18:21-35 > 10-22-17

20:1-6 > 9-24-17                   21:1-11 > 4-9-17

​21:28-32 > 10-1-17               21:33-46 > 10-15-17

22:37-39 > 6-19-16,10-29-17     22:42-5 > 10-29-17

22:75 > 10-6-13                      23:1-9 > 11-5-17

23:23 > 8-14-16, 4-30-17       24:30-31 > 1-22-17

25:31-45 > 1-1 & 7-2 & 11-26-17

26:7-13 > 4-2-17

26:75 > 10:6-13                      27:46-49 > 4-14-17

28:1-10 > 4-16-17                   28:16–10 > 6-18-17


                                  continued: >   >   >

Stephen Finlan's Sermons and Book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus


Email the pastor: sfinlan@bu.edu

​Link to PastorSteve's books on Amazon


Excerpt from Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns

A different excerpt on the Amazon site.


Links, excerpts to my Wipf & Stock books:

- Bullying in the Churches

- The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching

- Theosis, volume 1

- Theosis, volume 2 including my entire article "Deification in Jesus' Teaching"

from Problems with Atonement, Amazon site


Options on Atonement in Christian Thought


from The Background and Content of Paul's Atonement Metaphors (my dissertation)

Link to Blackwell Companion to Jesus, in which I have an article


LINKS TO RESEARCH SITES:

Ethereal Library (many books old and new, commentaries)

Early Christian Writings (40 to 380 AD)

Fathers of the Church (New Advent site)

Bible Researcher(Info on Scripture Canon, translations, and links to other sites)


Partial Index, continued:

Luke

2:9-21 > 12-24-16                4:25-30 > 10-29-17

2:25-38 > 11-16-16              5:31 > 11-26-17

6:45 > 6-26-16

7:34 > 11-26-17                    7:36-43 > 6-26-16

7:50 > 6-26 & 10-9-16          9:52-55 > 10-29-17

10:16-19 > 7-3-16                 10:21-24 > 6-26-16

10:25-37 > 10-29-17             11:5-13 > 7-24-16

11:28 > 12-10-17                  12:12 > 5-21-17

12:13-15 > 7-31-16

12:32-34 > 7-24 & 8-14-16, 8-6-17

13:1-5 > 8-7-16                 15:11-32 > 10-9-16, 4-2-17

17:11-21 > 10-9-16               17:21 > 10-9-16

18:8 > 12-17-17                    19:1-10 > 10-30-16

20:27-38 > 11-6-16              ​ 22:37-39 > 6-19-16

22:63-70 > 4-9-17                 23:7-12 > 4-9-17               


Romans

​8:4-9 > 5-21 17                    8:11 > 4-16-17

8:29-30 > 3-12 & 4-16-17

8:39 > 10-22-17                  10:4-14 > 11-27-16

10:9 > 4-16-17                   12:2 > 4-9, 8-6, & 8-27-17

13:8-10 > 9-10-17


Galatians 

2:16 > 7-2-17                        3:24-28 > 7-2-17

5:1 > 8-6 & 10-8-17            5:22-23 > 5-21 & 6-18-17


1 Peter

1:3-9 > 4-27-14, 7-2-17           3:13-17 > 5-21-17


2 Peter

1:4 > 3-12-17