​12-24-18: 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: (not yet)


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

2:4 > 12-23-18

9:5-7 > 1-22-17, 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 > 3-24-19             56:7 > 4-19-19

57:15 > 10-7-18            61:1-2 > 8-19 & 12-30-18

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

3:25-33 > 7-8-18


Micah

4:3 > 12-23-18                 5:2-5 > 12-23-18

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


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

5:44-48 > 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

7:21 > 12-24-17                    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

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             22:30-31 > 1-22-17

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: >   >   >


​​​Quote of the week     

         “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.”​ 

          ​      — Philippians 2:5

Stephen Finlan's Sermons and Book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth

Sermons

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2013:

4-21: Still Waters or Choppy Seas

2014:

4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven

2016:

7-31: Why Come to Jesus?

9-18: Is God Too High Above Us?

2017:

1-22: The Kingdom Has Come

1-29: The Pure in Heart

​​​​​10-22: Forgive, Hand It On

​​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

​​

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


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, translations, links)


Partial Index, continued:

Luke

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

1:32-38 > 12-24-17             1:38-45 > 12-23-18

2:19 > 12-24-17                  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        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                10:18 > 8-26-18

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

11:50-51 > 3-17-19              12:13-15 > 7-31-16

13:1-5 > 3-17-19                  13:31-35 > 3-17-19

15:11-32 > 3-31-19              17:21 > 8-12-18

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

 

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            16:25-27 > 12-24-17


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


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, 2-24-19       3:22 > 1-28-18 


2 Peter

1:4 > 8-12-18