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 to excerpts of 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 (books and 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

1:32-38 > 12-24-17              2:19 > 12-24-17

4:18-21 > 8-19-18                4:25-30 > 9-9-18

5:31 > 11-26-17                    6:36 > 9-9-18

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 > 1-28-18

10:21-24 > 6-26-16               10:25-37 > 9-9-18

12:13-15 > 7-31-16               13:1-5 > 8-7-16

15:11-32 > 10-9-16               17:11-21 > 10-9-16

17:21 > 8-12-18                    19:1-10 > 10-30-16

22:37-39 > 6-19-16               22:61 > 1-28-18

24:32 > 2-4-18

 

Romans

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

8:39 > 10-22-17                  10:9 > 4-16-17

12:2 > 8-27-17

13:8-10 > 9-10-17              16:25-27 > 12-24-17


James 

1:17-18, 27 > 9-2-18          2:12-18 > 9-9-18

3:1-6 > 9-16-18                  3:16 > 7-15-18

4:1 > 7-15-18​


1 Peter

1:3-9 > 4-27-14                  3:22 > 1-28-18 


2 Peter

1:4 > 3-12-17, 8-12-18

          AT MY NEW CHURCH--

The First Church, West Bridgewater, MA:

7-8-18: Who Does He Think He Is?

8-5: Bread from Heaven

8-12: Be Imitators of God 

8-19: That I Should Lose Nothing

8-26: What Gives Life

9-2: Be Doers

​9-9: Children or Dogs? 

9-16: Divine Things

9-23: One Such Child [not yet]


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

9:6-7 > 1-22-17, 8-19-18         11:3-9 > 8-19-18

26:3 > 4-21-13               35:5 > 8-19-18

51:1-8 > 8-27-17            54:13 > 8-12-18

56:7 > 4-14-17               58:5-11 > 2-5-17

61:1-2 > 8-19-18            61:11 > 8-7-16

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

23:4 > 4-21-13                   50:6 > 4-21-13


Lamentations

3:25-33 > 7-8-18


Matthew

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

5:13-16 > 2-5-17                    5:21-30 > 2-19-17

5:45-48 > 3-12-17                  6:8 > 2-19-17

7:7-11 > 6-26-16, 9-2-18

7:21 > 12-24-17                     8:10 > 9-9-18

10:16 > 6-11-17                     11:25-30 > 1-29-17

12:33 > 2-5-17                       13:57 > 9-3-17

16:21-27 > 9-3-17                  18:21-35 > 10-22-17

21:28-32 > 10-1-17                22:30-31 > 1-22-17

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

26:7-15 > 4-2-17, 1-28-18

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

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


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Stephen Finlan's Sermons and Book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth

​​​Quote of the week     

“The central defect of the evil is not the sin but the refusal to acknowledge it. . . . They consider themselves above reproach. . . . The people I label as evil are chronic scapegoaters.” 

    ​                      — Scott Peck, People of the Lie, pp. 69, 73–74