Sermons

2013:

4-21: Still Waters or Choppy Seas

2014:

4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven

2016:

6-26: Revealed to Babes

7-31: Why Come to Jesus?

9-18: Is God Too High Above Us?

​12-18: The Incarnation of the Word

2017:

1-22: The Kingdom Has Come

1-29: The Pure in Heart

2-5: The Light of the World

​​3-5: A Broken Spirit

3-12: Be Perfect

3-19: In Spirit and in Truth

4-14 (Good Friday): My God, My God

4-16 (Easter): Do Not Be Afraid

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

​​​​8-27: Let Love Be Genuine

9-10: Owe Nothing

10-22: Forgive, Hand It On

11-26: When Did We See You?

12-24: The Obedience of Faith

2018:

1-21: Pour Out Your Heart

1-28: No Deceit

2-4: As One Having Authority

2-11: Healing the Broken Hearted

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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


​​​Quote of the week     

“Figure out what you’re going to do with passages like Deuteronomy 7 and 1 Samuel 15 . . . . If you haven’t grappled with these passages, your Bible is like a loaded gun and your theology is like a license to kill. . . . In sharp contrast, the God imaged by Jesus exerts no dominating supremacy.” 

    ​                      — Brian McLaren, The Great Spiritual Migration, 73, 92

8-26-18: 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 (not yet

​10-28: 


​​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               57:15 > 10-7-18

58:5-11 > 2-5-17            61:1-2 > 8-19-18            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

19:4-7 > 9-30-18                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, 10-7-18

5:13-16 > 2-5-17                   5:45-48 > 3-12-17

6:10 > 6-23-18                       6:21 > 6-23-18

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

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

11:25-30 > 1-29-17               12:33 > 2-5-17

13:57 > 10-14-18                  18:21-35 > 10-22-17

22:30-31 > 1-22-17               25:21 > 10-14-18

25:31-45 > 11-26-17             26:7-15 > 1-28-18

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

28:1-10 > 4-16-17                   


                                  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 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, 10-7-18     

8:15 > 10-7-18                      9:52-55 > 1-28-18

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

12:13-15 > 7-31-16               17:21 > 8-12-18

18:42 > 10-17-18                  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


Hebrews

​1:1-4 > 10-7-18                   1:14 > 1-28-18

2:9-11 > 10-7-18                 2:14-15 > 4-16-17

​2:17 > 9-16-18                4:14-15 > 9-16 & 10-14-18


James 

1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18       2:12-18 > 9-9 & 9-30-18

3:1-6 > 9-16-18                      3:16-17 > 9-23-18

4:1-8 > 9-23-18​                      5:13-20 > 9-30-18


1 Peter

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


2 Peter

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