Sermons, continued:

​12-1: While It Is Day

12-8: Fulfills the Law

12-15: The Least in the Kingdom

12-22: Scattered the Proud

12-24: From the East

12-29: The Fear of Death

​2020:

1-5: Children of God

1-12: To Fulfill All Righteousness

1-19: Arise and Shine

1-26: The Time Is Fulfilled

2-2: The Meek Will Inherit

2-9: Let Your Light Shine

2-16: First Be Reconciled

2-23: My Holy Hill 

2-26: Do Not Let Your Left Hand Know

3-8: Born Again

3-15: Gushing Up

3-22: Who Sinned?

3-29: Speaking the Truth

4-5: The Sheep Will Be Scattered >

    video link

4-12 (Easter): There They Will See Me >

   video link

4-19: Suffer Trials 

4-26: Burning within Us

5-3: They Know His Voice

5-10: If You Know Me

5-17: Another Advocate

5-24: Taken Up from You

5-31: I Will Pour Out My Spirit

6-7: Make Disciples

6-14: Freely You Received

6-21: Everything Secret Will Be Known

6-28: A Cup of Water

7-5: Revealed to Infants

7-12: It Shall Not Return to Me Empty

7-19: Groaning for Redemption

7-26: A Pearl of Great Value

8-2: Increasing and Yielding

8-9: Where Are Prophets without Honor?

8-16: From the Heart

8-23: The Living God

8-30: Even the Dogs

9-6: ​Regaining That One

9-13: Live to the Lord

9-20: May Not Perish

9-27: Change Your Minds

10-4: To Collect His Produce

10-11: Invite Everyone

10-18: Not the Son of David > video link

10-25: Render to God > video link

11-1: One Father > video link

11-8: Reveals His Thoughts video link

11-15: Friends of God > video link

11-22: The Least of These > video link

11-29: One Like a Son of Man > video

12-6: (not yet)


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

1:10-18 > 8-11-19             1:11 > 10-27-19

1:16-17 > 8-16-20

2:2-4 > 12-23-18, 12-8-19      2:11 > 6-21-20

2:12, 17 > 12-11-19           5:8 > 6-16-19       

9:5-7 > 8-19 & 12-23-18, 4-14-19

11:1-4 > 12-22-19              11:3-9 > 8-19-18

11:6-8 > 7-19-20                11:10 > 4-26-20

12:2 > 1-26-20                   ​13:11 > 12-22-19

25:6-8 > 4-28-19                26:3 > 4-21-13

32:15 > 1-27-19                 32:17 > 11-1-20

35:3-7 > 12-15-19

35:5 > 8-19-18, 4-26-20    35:6 > 7-19-20

40:11 > 4-26-20                 42:1-7 > 1-12-20

42:6 > 12-1-19                   42:21 > 1-12-20

43:1-7 > 1-13-19                43:8 > 1-12-20

43:19 > 1-13 & 4-4-19       43:20 > 7-19-20

43:25 > 4-14-19                 44:3 > 1-27-19

​47:19 > 1-13-19                 54:13 > 8-12-18

55:1-9 > 3-24 & 8-11-19       55:10-13 > 7-12-20

56:6-7 > 8-30-20                56:7 > 4-19-19

57:15 > 10-7-18                 58:2-9 > 2-9-20

58:9-12 > 9-1-19                60:1-5 > 1-19-20            

61:1-2 > 8-19 & 12-30-18, 4-26-20

61:11 > 10-18-20                63:9 > 2-23-20

63:10-11 > 6-9-19              65:1-5 > 6-23-19

65:17-18 > 6-23-19, 7-19-20      65:25 > 6-23-19

66:12-13 > 5-12-19, 1-5-20


Jeremiah

1:6, 9 > 2-2-20                   3:15 > 4-21-13

7:22 > 1-29-17                   19:4-7 > 9-30-18

23:4 > 4-21-13                   24:6 > 5-24-20

29:4-7 > 10-20-19              31:6 > 9-1-19

38:6-24 > 2-2-20                50:6 > 4-21-13


​​                                  continued: >   >   >


​​​Quote of the week     “When Jesus said, ‘You must go and learn what this saying means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice”’ (Hos. 6:6), there is nothing to show that the disciples sensed his meaning . . . The saying [was] repeated twice (Mt. 9:13; 12:7) . . . Apparently no one took the trouble to note that Jesus was challenging his hearers to try to realize what Hosea meant when he declared that God had no use for sacrifices but in their stead desired only right human conduct.”  — Leroy Waterman, The Religion of Jesus, 97-98

Stephen Finlan’s Sermons and book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth


Partial Index, cont.

Romans
2:28-29 > 8-16-20               
5:5 > 4-19-20

6:4 > 11-25-18                     6:5 > 4-28-19

6:23 > 11-18-18                   8:2 > 11-25-18

8:11 > 1-27-19                     8:14-25 > 7-19-20

8:15 > 1-27-19                     8:24 > 1-27-19

8:29 > 7-19-20                     8:35 > 7-19-20

8:39 > 10-22-17                   10:8-13 > 3-10-19

12:2 > 2-26 & 6-14-20         12:4-8 > 8-16-20

12:10 > 10-21-18, 2-16 & 9-6-20      12:28 > 9-13-20

13:8-11 > 12-8-19                  14:1-12 > 9-13-20

15:13-14 > 12-16-18              16:7 > 6-23 & 9-8-19

2 Corinthians
3:2-6 > 11-25-18                  3:12-18 > 3-3-19
3:18 > 8-12-18, 1-5-20        4:6 > 6-2-8-20

5:17 > 6-21-20                     12:7 > 8-26-18

13:11-13 > 6-7-20


Hebrews
​1:1-4 > 10-7-18                   1:14 > 3-3-19
2:9-11 > 10-7-18                 2:15 > 4-28-19
2:17-18 > 9-16-18             ​4:14-15 > 9-16 & 10-14-18
11:1-3 > 8-18 & 12-24-19        11:5 > 6-16-19
​11:8-10, 16 > 8-18-19        13:3, 5-8 > 9-1-19

13:8 > 8-9-20


James 
1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18, 7-14 & 12-1-19, 6-28-20
1:27 > 9-2 & 9-30-18                 2:12-18 > 9-9 & 9-30-18
2:24 > 6-28-20                            3:1-6 > 9-16-18

3:16-17 > 7-15 & 9-23 & 9-30-18
4:1-8 > 7-15 & 9-23-18​               5:13-20 > 9-30-18

1 Peter
1:3-6 > 4-19-20                     1:4 > 2-24-19                  

1:21 > 11-22-20                     3:13-16 > 5-17-20

3:19-20 > 6-28-20

2 Peter
1:3 > 10-11-20                        1:4 > 8-12-18


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​Link to PastorSteve's books on Amazon.

 Excerpt from Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns

 See a different excerpt on the Amazon site

 Links to excerpts of my Wipf & Stock books:

Salvation Not Purchased

- 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


from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought: What is Atonement?

Options on Atonement: Chap. 6: A Theory of Revelation and Evolution


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


​Link to my writings on ResearchGate.


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, translations, links)


Partial Index, continued:

Lamentations

3:19-26 > 7-8-18, 10-6-19

3:28, 32-33 > 7-8-18


Micah

​3:3 > 6-6-19                       4:3 > 12-23-18

​5:2-5 > 12-23-18

6:6-8 > 1-29-17, 12-23-18, 10-6-19

​6:7 > 10-27-19


Sermon on the Mount (Matthew)
5:1-10 > 2-2-20                    5:3 > 6-14-20

5:3-12 > 1-29-17                  5:5 > 10-25-20

5:6 > 6-28 & 7-5-20             5:7-8 > 5-3-20

5:8 > 10-7-18           5:9 > 12-9-18, 5-31 & 10-25-20

5:13-17 > 2-9-20

5:19 > 6-7-20                        5:20 > 2-9-20

5:21-26 > 2-16-20                5:24 > 7-14-19

5:44-48 > 11-4 & 11-18-18

5:45 > 3-22-20                     6:1-15 > 3-6-19

6:4 > 2-23-20           6:10 > 9-23 & 12-24-18, 2-23-20

6:13 > 12-1-19                    6:20 > 2-24-19, 6-7-20

6:21 > 9-23-18                    6:25 > 6-7-20​

6:25-33 > 11-18-18 eve      6:30 > 8-30-20

6:33 > 6-7-20

7:7-11 > 9-2 & 11-25-18, 2-3 & 3-17-19
7:9 > 7-26-20                       7:17 > 9-29-19

Luke
1:7-20, 63 > 12-23-18         1:38-45 > 12-23-18
1:39-53 > 12-22-19             2:25-36 > 12-24-19

2:30 > 7-26-20                     2:38 > 7-26-20
2:42-52 > 12-30-18              3:1-6 > 12-9-18
3:15-17 > 12-16-18              3:21-23 > 1-13-19 
4:16-21 > 8-19 & 12-30-18, 2-3 & 4-14-19, 4-26-20
4:24-30 > 9-9-18, 2-3-19       4:29 > 8-9-20

5:31-32 > 9-15-19                  6:17 > 6-14-20

6:17-21 > 2-17-19                 6:27-36 > 2-17-19

6:35-36 > 9-9-18, 6-28-20

7:50 > 10-7 & 12-23-18         8:15 > 10-7-18

8:17 > 2-17-19                       8:27-39 > 12-23-18

9:4 > 6-14-20                         9:52 > 6-14-20

10:5-11 > 7-7-19                   10:16 > 5-10-20

10:18-20 > 8-26-18, 7-7-19

10:25-37 > 9-9-18, 7-14-19      10:42 > 4-7-19

11:50-51 > 3-17-19           12:13-21 > 7-31-16, 8-4-19

12:32-36 > 8-4 & 8-11-19, 4-5 & 8-30-20    

13:1-5 > 3-17-19                      13:20-21 > 9-8-19

13:31-35 > 3-17 & 12-22-19      14:7-11 > 9-22-19

15:8-10 > 9-15-19           15:11-32 > 3-31 & 9-15-19

16:10-13 > 9-22-19                    17:11-19 > 10-13-19

17:21 > 8-12-18, 7-14 & 10-6-19

18:1-8 > 12-2-18, 10-20-19    18:8 > 7-19-20

18:38-42 > 5-10-20

18:9-14 > 10-27-19                18:42 > 10-7-18

19:1-10 > 11-3-19                  19:9 > 5-10-20

19:12-24 > 12-22-19              19:29-40 > 4-14-19

20:27-38 > 11-10-19              21:27 > 12-2-18

22:25-26 > 8-2-20                  22:31–34 > 4-5-20

22:37-39 > 6-19-16                22:54–62 > 4-5-20

23:34 > 12-1-19                      23:43 > 12-1-19

24:10 > 4-12-20                      24:11 > 4-12-20

24:13-32 > 4-26-20                 24:49-52 > 6-16-19 

 


​​Preaching the Gospel of Jesus

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2013:

4-21: Still Waters or Choppy Seas

2016:

7-31: Why Come to Jesus?

2017:

1-29: The Pure in Heart

​​​​​10-22: Forgive, Hand It On

2018:

1-21: Pour Out Your Heart

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AT MY NEW CHURCH--

The First Church, West Bridgewater, MA:

7-8: 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: First Pure

9-30: Whoever Is Not against Us

10-7: Created the Worlds

10-14: For God, All Things Are Possible

10-21: Lord It Over

10-28: May the Lord Deal Kindly with You

11-4: Love 'm Both?

11-18: Shine Like the Stars

11-18 (evening): Bearing the Seed

11-25: The Letter and the Spirit

12-2: With the Clouds

12-9: All Flesh: on Peace

12-16: With All Joy

​12-23: To Love Kindness

12-24: What Child Is This?

12-30: Debating with Scholars

2019:

1-6: The Word Dwells in You Richly

1-13: I Will Be with You

1-27: Drink of One Spirit

2-3: To Proclaim Release

2-17: Be . . . As Your Father

2-24: A Spiritual Body

3-3: From One Degree of Glory to Another

3-6 (Ash Wed.): Too Great a Burden

3-10: Hearts and Mouths

3-17: Under His Wing

3-24: Spiritual Drink

3-31: We Had to Celebrate

4-7: Con-Formed

4-14: A New Thing

4-19 (Good Friday): Who He Is

4-21 (Easter): My Father and Your Father

4-28: Swallow Up Death

5-5: Feed My Sheep

5-12: I Will Comfort You--Hear My Voice

5-19: Alpha and Omega

6-2: The Secret of Unity

6-9: The Spirit of Truth

6-16: Was Carried Up

6-23: Jew or Greek

6-30: For Freedom

7-7: The Dust of Your Town

7-14: The Word Is Very Near

7-21: Hospitality

8-4: How Can I Give You Up?

8-11: The Real Treasure

8-18: A Better Country

9-1: Repairer of the Breach

9-8: You Will Do Even More

9-15: A Broken Spirit

9-22: Faithful in a Little

9-29: The Good Fight

10-6: The Kingdom Within

10-13: Cleansing or Saving?

10-20: Build Houses

10-27: Other Rogues

11-3: A Son of Abraham

11-10: My Redeemer Liveth!

11-17: Rivers of Living Water