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?

2017:

1-22: The Kingdom Has Come

1-29: The Pure in Heart

​​​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

​​9-10: Owe Nothing

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

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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

​9-30-18: 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: The Theme of 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 

1-20: (not yet)


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

2:4 > 12-23-18

9:6-7 > 1-22-17, 8-19 & 12-23-18

11:3-9 > 8-19-18

26:3 > 4-21-13                35:5 > 8-19-18

43:1-7 > 1-13-19             43:19 > 1-13-19

54:13 > 8-12-18              56:7 > 4-14-17

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

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

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 > 6-26-16, 10-7-18          5:9 > 12-9-18

5:44-48 > 3-12-17, 11-4 & 11-18-18

6:10 > 6-23 & 12-24-18         6:21 > 6-23-18

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

7:7-11 > 6-26-16, 9-2 & 11-25-18        

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

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

10:16 > 12-9-18

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

12:50 > 6-26-16                    13:33 > 10-21-18

13:57 > 10-14-18                  17:5 > 1-13-19

18:21-35 > 10-22-17             22:30-31 > 1-22-17

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

27:46-49 > 4-14-17                28:1-10 > 4-16-17                   


                                  continued: >   >   >


​​​Quote of the week     

             We need to take the love mandate as seriously as Paul did: “Through love become slaves to one another” (Gal 5:13). . . . Without love, we are nothing more than a social club. But if we start practicing the difficult but transformative ethics of Jesus, the church becomes a force for the only kind of social change that is deep and long-lasting—change that is based upon transformed individuals

          ​      — Stephen Finlan, Bullying in the Churches (2015), 2

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

1:7-20, 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           4:18-21 > 8-19 & 12-30-18

4:25-30 > 9-9-18                 6:36 > 9-9-18

6:45 > 6-26-16                     7:36-43 > 6-26-16

7:50 > 6-26-16, 10-7 & 12-23-18      8:15 > 10-7-18

8:27-39 > 12-23-18             9:52-55 > 1-28-18

10:18 > 8-26-18                   10:21-24 > 6-26-16

10:25-37 > 9-9-18                12:13-15 > 7-31-16

17:21 > 8-12-18                    18:1-8 > 12-2-18

18:42 > 10-17-18                  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                     6:23 > 11-18-18

8:2 > 11-25-18                     8:11 > 4-16-17

8:29-30 > 3-12 & 4-16-17

8:39 > 10-22-17                    10:9 > 4-16-17

12:10 > 10-21-18                   13:8-10 > 9-10-17 

15:13-14 > 12-16-18              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

​2:17-18 > 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                     3:22 > 1-28-18 


2 Peter

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