First Congregational Church website

First Cong. Church Facebook page


More sermons:

2-19-17: God Gives the Growth

2-26: With Him on the Holy Mountain

3-5: A Broken Spirit

3-12: Be Perfect

3-19: In Spirit and in Truth

3-26: Never Since the World Began

4-2: Do You Believe This?

4-9: From Hosanna to Betrayal

4-14 (Good Friday): My God, My God

4-16 (Easter): Do Not Be Afraid

4-23: For Whom Are You Looking?

4-30: The Teaching and Fellowship

5-7: My Sheep Know My Name

5-14 (Mothers' Day): Show Us the Father

5-21: The Spirit of Truth

5-28: 


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

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

26:3 > 4-21-13               30:20-21 > 4-14-13

35:5 > 1-27-13               56:7 > 4-14-17

58:5-11 > 1-27-13, 2-5-17    

chap. 61 > 1-27-13, 8-7 & 9-4-16

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                   17:7-8 > 9-4-16  

31:33 > 11-4-12, 10-16-16, 4-30-17 

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


Luke

​2:9-21 > 12-24-16             2:25-38 > 11-16-16 

6:45 > 6-26-16                  7:36-43 > 6-26-16 

7:50 > 6-26 & 10-9-16      10:16-19 > 7-3-16

10:21-24 > 6-26-16           10:25-37 > 7-10-16 

10:38-42 > 7-17-16           11:5-13 > 7-24-16 

12:12 > 5-21-17                12:13-15 > 7-31-16

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

13:1-5 > 8-7-16                13:18-22 > 8-21-16

14:7-14 > 8-28-16            15:3-10 > 9-11-16

15:11-32 > 7-10 & 10-9-16, 4-2-17

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

19:1-10 > 10-30-16          20:27-38 > 11-6-16

21:5-20 > 11-13-16          22:25-27 > 8-21 & 8-28-16

22:37-39 > 6-19-16          22:63-70 > 4-9-17

23:7-12 > 4-9-17              23:33-43 > 11-20-16 


Romans

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

8:29-30 > 3-12 & 4-16-17    10:4-14 > 11-27-16

10:9 > 4-16-17                   12:2 > 4-9-17

Stephen Finlan's Sermons and Book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth


Quote of the week

“Your only reality is your inward at-one-ment with the Spirit within you. You touch it, you lose it to find it again, to forget it. And yet your desire for the companionship of the Spirit has grown . . . . The still small voice is there to be heard.” 

  — Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood, pages 49-50 in paperback

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus


Email the pastor: sfinlan@bu.edu

LINKS to FINLAN'S BOOKS and articles:

​Link to Pastor Steve's books on Amazon


Excerpts from books:

from Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns

Different excerpts from Sacrifice and Atonement, on Amazon site.


Links to my books at Wipf & Stock, with excerpts:

- Bullying in the Church

- The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching

- Theosis, volume 1

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

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


from Problems with Atonement, Amazon site


from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought


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)