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                  3:16-17 > 7-15 & 9-23-18

4:1-8 > 7-15 & 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

​​​Quote of the week     

“Is anyone’s eternal torment good news? Eternal suffering for temporal sin seems, at best, unjust. . . . Maybe the theories of justified violence implicit in the myth [of hell] need to be rejected.” 

    ​                      — Sharon Baker, Razing Hell, 66–67


Stephen Finlan's Sermons and Book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth

8-12-18: 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 [not yet]

​10-7


​​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

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 > 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                   


                                  continued: >   >   >

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?

8-7: No Worse Than Any Others

9-18: Is God Too High Above Us?

10-30: A Son of Abraham

​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

2-19: God Will Give the Growth

​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

9-3: I Must Suffer

9-10: Owe Nothing

10-1: Doing Counts

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

7-1:Jesus Notices

7-15: Righteousness and Peace Will Kiss

AT MY NEW CHURCH--

The First Church, West Bridgewater, MA:

7-8: Who Does He Think He Is? 
8-5: Bread from Heaven