Stephen Finlan’s Sermons and book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth


​​​Quote of the week     

       “I have often wondered what might lie beyond the Age of Reason. I don’t know. But I hope it will be the Age of Integration. In that age science and religion will work hand in hand, and both will be more sophisticated as a result.”​       — Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, 256–57​

Sermons, continued:

​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 (Pentecost): 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: (not yet)


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

1:10-18 > 8-11-19        2:4 > 12-23-18

5:8 > 6-16-19

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

11:3-9 > 8-19-18             25:6-8 > 4-28-19

26:3 > 4-21-13                32:15 > 1-27-19

35:5 > 8-19-18                43:1-7 > 1-13-19

43:19, 25 > 1-13 & 4-14-19

44:3 > 1-27-19                    54:13 > 8-12-18

55:1-9 > 3-24 & 8-11-19      56:7 > 4-19-19

57:15 > 10-7-18                  58:9-12 > 9-1-19

61:1-2 > 8-19 & 12-30-18     63:10-11 > 6-9-19

65:1-5 > 6-23-19              65:17-18, 25 > 6-23-19

66:12-13 > 5-12-19


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

31:33-34 > 9-18-16            50:6 > 4-21-13


Lamentations

3:19-26 > 7-8-18, 10-6-19   

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


Micah

3:3 > 6-16-19                          4:3 > 12-23-18

5:2-5 > 12-23-18

6:6-8 > 1-29-17, 2-11 & 12-23-18, 10-6-19


Matthew

1:1-16 > 10-28-18                 2:1-12 > 1-6-19

3:15-17 > 1-13-19                 5:3-12 > 1-29-17

5:8 > 10-7-18                        5:9 > 12-9-18

5:24 > 7-14-19                5:44-48 > 11-4 & 11-18-18

6:1-15 > 3-6-19                    6:10 > 9-23 & 12-24-18

6:20 > 2-24-19                     6:21 > 9-23-18

6:25-33 > 11-18-18 eve

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

7:17 > 9-29-19                      8:10 > 9-9-18

9:2 > 12-23-18, 3-3-19         9:22 > 10-7 & 12-23-18

10:16 > 12-9-18                    11:15 > 4-7-19

11:25-30 > 1-29-17         12:33 > 11-25-18, 9-29-19

13:33 > 10-21-18                  13:57 > 10-14-18

17:5 > 1-13-19                      18:1-6 > 2-3-19

18:21-35 > 10-22-17             22:37-39 > 5-19-19

25:21 > 10-14-18                  26:7-15 > 1-28-18

27:46 > 4-19-19​                    28:1-10 > 4-28-19

​​                                  continued: >   >   >

Email the pastor: sfinlan@bu.edu
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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:

- 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.

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:

Luke

1:7-20, 63 > 12-23-18        1:38-45 > 12-23-18

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

4:24-30 > 9-9-18, 2-3-19      5:31-32 > 9-15-19

6:17-21 > 2-17-19               6:27-36 > 9-9-18, 2-17-19

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

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

9:52-55 > 1-28-18                10:5-11 > 7-7-19

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     13:1-5 > 3-17-19

13:20-21 > 9-8-19                 13:31-35 > 3-17-19

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                   18:42 > 10-7-18

19:29-40 > 4-14-19               21:27 > 12-2-18

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

24:32 > 2-4-18                       24:49-52 > 6-16-19

 

Romans

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                     8:15 > 1-27-19

8:24 > 1-27-19                     8:39 > 10-22-17

10:8-13 > 3-10-19                12:10 > 10-21-18

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


Hebrews

​1:1-4 > 10-7-18                   1:14 > 1-28-18, 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 > 8-18-19                  11:5 > 6-16-19

​11:8-10, 16 > 8-18-19        13:3, 5-8 > 9-1-19


James 

1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18, 7-14-19

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

1:4 > 2-24-19                     3:22 > 1-28-18 


2 Peter

1:4 > 8-12-18


Preaching the Gospel of Jesus

Sermons

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2013:

4-21: Still Waters or Choppy Seas

2016:

7-31: Why Come to Jesus?

9-18: Is God Too High Above Us?

2017:

1-29: The Pure in Heart

​​​​​10-22: Forgive, Hand It On

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

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