​​​Quote of the week

“At the constitution of the new aeon, God will no longer inhabit few, but all . . . God will be ‘all in all.’”  — Methodius, The Theology of the Church 3:16; in Ramelli, A Larger Hope? 78


Stephen Finlan’s Sermons and book excerpts

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus, in Spirit and in Truth

Sermons, continued:

​3-8: Born Again

3-15: Gushing Up

3-22: Who Sinned?

3-29: Speaking the Truth

4-5: The Sheep Will Be Scattered >

    video link

4-12 (Easter): There They Will See Me >

   video link

4-19: Suffer Trials 

4-26: Burning within Us

5-3: They Know His Voice

5-10: If You Know Me

5-17: Another Advocate

5-24: Taken Up from You

5-31: I Will Pour Out My Spirit

6-7: Make Disciples

6-14: Freely You Received

6-21: Everything Secret Will Be Known

6-28: A Cup of Water

7-5: Revealed to Infants

7-12: It Shall Not Return to Me Empty

7-19: Groaning for Redemption

7-26: A Pearl of Great Value

8-2: Increasing and Yielding

8-9: Where Are Prophets without Honor?

8-16: From the Heart

8-23: The Living God

8-30: Even the Dogs

9-6: ​Regaining That One

9-13: Live to the Lord

9-20: May Not Perish

9-27: Change Your Minds > video

10-4: To Collect His Produce > video link

10-11: Invite Everyone > video link

10-18: Not the Son of David > video link

10-25: Render to God > video link

11-1: One Father > video link

11-8: Reveals His Thoughts video link

11-15: Friends of God > video link

11-22: The Least of These > video link

11-29: One Like a Son of Man > video

12-6: Prepare the Way > video link

12-13: Cause to Spring Up > video link

12-20: She Who Believed > video link

12-24: The Whole Life

12-27: Living on Hope > video link

2021

1-3: He Has Made Him Known > video

1-10: Why the Baptism? > video link

1-17: Baptizes with the Holy Spirit > video

1-24: Drop What You're Doing > video

1-31: Teaching with Authority > video

2-7: In Whom There Is No Deceit > video

2-14: Many Who Were Sick > video

2-17 (Ash Wednesday):

   The Moth Does Not Consume > video

2-28: What Were You Arguing About?video

3-7: Overturning the Tables > video link

3-14: Falls into the Earth > video link

3-21: Not by Might > video link

3-28 (Palm Sun.): Deeply Grieved > video

4-4 Easter: Why Are You Weeping? > video

4-11: God Is Love > video

4-18: We Will Be Like Him > video

4-25: There Will Be One Flock > video

5-2: Abide in Me > video link

5-9: I Call You Friends > video link

5-16: (not yet)


​​Partial Index

Isaiah

1:10-18 > 8-11-19             1:11 > 10-27-19

1:16-17 > 8-16-20

2:2-4 > 12-23-18, 12-8-19      2:11 > 6-21-20

2:12, 17 > 12-11-19           5:8 > 6-16-19       

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

9:6 > 12-27-20                    11:1-4 > 12-22-19

11:3-9 > 8-19-18                 11:6-8 > 7-19-20

11:10 > 4-26-20                  12:2 > 1-26-20

13:11 > 12-22-19                25:6-8 > 4-28-19

25:6-9 > 4-11-21                 26:3 > 4-21-13, 12-13-20

32:15 > 1-27-19                  32:17 > 11-1, 12-6-20

35:3-7 > 12-15-19

35:5 > 8-19-18, 4-26-20      35:6 > 7-19-20

40:1-8 > 12-6-20                 40:11 > 4-26, 12-6-20

40:28-31 > 2-14-21             40:29 > 2-14-21

40:31 > 12-6-20, 2-14-21    42:1 > 12-6--20

42:1-7 > 1-12-20                  42:6 > 12-1-19

42:21 > 1-12-20                   43:1-7 > 1-13-19

43:8 > 1-12-20                     43:19 > 1-13 & 4-4-19

43:20 > 7-19-20                  43:25 > 4-14-19

44:3 > 1-27-19

​47:19 > 1-13-19                 49:6 > 12-7-20

54:10 > 12-6-20                  54:13 > 8-12-18

55:1-9 > 3-24 & 8-11-19       55:10-13 > 7-12-20

56:6-7 > 8-30-20                56:7 > 4-19-19, 3-7-21

57:15 > 10-7-18                 58:2-9 > 2-9-20

58:9-12 > 9-1-19                60:1-5 > 1-19-20            

61:1-2 > 8-19 & 12-30-18, 4-26-20

61:1-4 > 12-13-20              61:8-11 > 12-13-20

61:11 > 10-18-20                63:9 > 2-23-20, 2-14-21

63:10-11 > 6-9-19              65:1-5 > 6-23-19

65:17-18 > 6-23-19, 7-19-20      65:25 > 6-23-19

66:12-13 > 5-12-19, 1-5-20


Jeremiah

1:6, 9 > 2-2-20                   3:15 > 4-21-13

7:22 > 1-29-17                   19:4-7 > 9-30-18

23:4 > 4-21-13                   24:6 > 5-24-20

29:4-7 > 10-20-19              31:6 > 9-1-19

38:6-24 > 2-2-20                50:6 > 4-21-13


​​                                  continued: >   >   >


Partial Index, cont.

Romans
2:28-29 > 8-16-20               
5:5 > 4-19, 11-29-20

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                     8:14-25 > 7-19-20

8:15 > 1-27-19                     8:24 > 1-27-19

8:29 > 7-19-20, 4-18-21       8:35 > 7-19-20

8:39 > 10-22-17                   10:8-13 > 3-10-19

10:9 > 4-25-21                     12:2 > 2-26 & 6-14-20

12:4-8 > 8-16-20                  12:10 > 10-21-18, 2-16 & 9-6-20

12:28 > 9-13-20                    13:8-11 > 12-8-19

14:1-12 > 9-13-20                 15:13-14 > 12-16-18

16:7 > 6-23 & 9-8-19            ​16:25-27 > 12-20-20

2 Corinthians
3:2-6 > 11-25-18                  3:12-18 > 3-3-19
3:17-18 > 4-18-21                3:18 > 8-12-18, 1-5-20

4:6 > 6-2-8-20                      5:17 > 6-21-20

12:7 > 8-26-18                     13:11-13 > 6-7-20


Hebrews
​1:1-4 > 10-7-18                   1:3 > 4-25-21

1:14 > 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 & 12-24-19

11:3 > 4-25-21                     11:5 > 6-16-19
​11:8-10, 16 > 8-18-19         13:3, 5-8 > 9-1-19

13:8 > 8-9-20


James 
1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18, 7-14 & 12-1-19, 6-28-20
1:27 > 9-2 & 9-30-18                 2:12-18 > 9-9 & 9-30-18
2:24 > 6-28-20                            3:1-6 > 9-16-18

3:16-17 > 7-15 & 9-23 & 9-30-18
4:1-8 > 7-15 & 9-23-18​               5:13-20 > 9-30-18

1 Peter
1:3-6 > 4-19-20                     1:4 > 2-24-19                  

1:21 > 11-22-20                     3:13-16 > 5-17-20

3:19-20 > 6-28-20                  3:22 > 2-7-21

2 Peter
1:3 > 10-11-20                        1:4 > 8-12-18, 4-18-21


​​Email the pastor: sfinlan@bu.edu
  ​

​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:

Salvation Not Purchased

- 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


from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought: What is Atonement?

Options on Atonement: Chap. 6: A Theory of Revelation and Evolution


from The Background and Content of Paul's Atonement Metaphors (my dissertation)


​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:

Lamentations

3:19-26 > 7-8-18, 10-6-19

3:28, 32-33 > 7-8-18                       3:33 > 2-14-21


Micah

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

​5:2-5 > 12-23-18

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

​6:7 > 10-27-19


Sermon on the Mount (Matthew)
5:1-10 > 2-2-20                    5:3 > 6-14-20

5:3-12 > 1-29-17                  5:5 > 10-25-20, 2-14-21

5:6 > 6-28 & 7-5-20, 2-14-21      5:7-8 > 5-3-20

5:8 > 10-7-18, 2-7-21

5:9 > 12-9-18, 5-31 & 10-25-20   ​      5:13-17 > 2-9-20

5:19 > 6-7-20                        5:20 > 2-9-20

5:21-26 > 2-16-20                5:24 > 7-14-19

5:44-48 > 11-4 & 11-18-18     5:45 > 3-22-20, 2-14-21

5:48 > 4-18-21                      6:1-4 > 2-17-21

6:1-15 > 3-6-19                     6:4 > 2-23-20

6:10 > 9-23 & 12-24-18, 2-23-20      6:13 > 12-1-19

6:19-21 > 2-17-21          6:20 > 2-24-19, 6-7-20, 3-14-21

6:21 > 9-23-18                    6:25 > 6-7-20​

6:25-33 > 11-18-18 eve      6:30 > 8-30-20, 1-10-21

6:33 > 6-7-20, 1-24-21

7:7-11 > 9-2 & 11-25-18, 2-3 & 3-17-19
7:9 > 7-26-20                       7:17 > 9-29-19

Luke
1:7-20, 63 > 12-23-18         1:33 > 11-29-20

1:35 > 2-7-21                       1:35-45 > 12-20-20

1:38-45 > 12-23-18              1:39-53 > 12-22-19

2:10 > 2-7-21                       2:22-40 > 12-27-20

2:25-36 > 12-24-19             2:30 > 7-26-20

2:32 > 12-24-20                  2:38 > 7-26-20

2:42-52 > 12-30-18             3:1-6 > 12-9-18

3:7-9 > 1-10-21                   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, 4-26-20

4:18 > 12-13-20, 1-10-21     4:21 > 12-13-20, 1-10-21
4:24-30 > 9-9-18, 2-3-19      4:29 > 8-9-20

5:10 > 1-24-21                      5:31-32 > 9-15-19

6:17 > 6-14-20                       6:17-21 > 2-17-19

6:20 > 3-21-21                       6:27-36 > 2-17-19

6:35-36 > 9-9-18, 6-28-20

6:42 > 1-31-21              7:50 > 10-7 & 12-23-18, 1-31-21

8:15 > 10-7-18                      8:17 > 2-17-19

8:27-39 > 12-23-18               8:48 > 1-31-21

9:4 > 6-14-20

9:52 > 6-14-20                      9:54 > 1-3 & 1-10-21

10:5-11 > 7-7-19                   10:16 > 5-10-20

10:18-20 > 8-26-18, 7-7-19, 3-14-21

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

12:28 > 1-10-21
12:32-36 > 8-4 & 8-11-19, 4-5 & 8-30-20    

13:1-5 > 3-17-19                      13:20-21 > 9-8-19

13:31-35 > 3-17 & 12-22-19      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, 10-20-19    18:8 > 7-19-20, 4-11-21

18:9-14 > 10-27-19                18:19 > 12-27-20

18:25, 27 > 1-31-21                18:38-42 > 5-10-20

18:42 > 10-7-18                      19:1-10 > 11-3-19

19:9 > 5-10-20                        19:12-24 > 12-22-19

19:29-40 > 4-14-19                 19:41-44 > 2-14-21

20:27-38 > 11-10-19               21:27 > 12-2-18

22:25-26 > 8-2-20                   22:31–34 > 4-5-20

22:37-39 > 6-19-16                 22:43 > 2-7-21

22:54–62 > 4-5-20                   23:34 > 12-1-19

23:43 > 12-1-19                       24:10 > 4-12-20

24:11 > 4-12-20, 4-4-21          24:13-32 > 4-26-20

​24:35 > 4-4-21                         24:38 > 4-4-21

​24:47 > 5-16-21                       24:49-52 > 6-16-19 

 


​​Preaching the Gospel of Jesus

Sermons

When you click on a title, a tab will show up on the lower left. Click that to open the file.

2013:

4-21: Still Waters or Choppy Seas

2016:

7-31: Why Come to Jesus?

2017:

1-29: The Pure in Heart

​​​​​10-22: Forgive, Hand It On

2018:

1-21: Pour Out Your Heart

​​​​

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

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: 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: Build Houses

10-27: Other Rogues

11-3: A Son of Abraham

11-10: My Redeemer Liveth!

11-17: Rivers of Living Water

12-1: While It Is Day

12-8: Fulfills the Law

12-15: The Least in the Kingdom

12-22: Scattered the Proud

12-24: From the East

​12-29: The Fear of Death

2020:

1-5: Children of God

1-12: To Fulfill All Righteousness

1-19: Arise and Shine

1-26: The Time Is Fulfilled

2-2: The Meek Will Inherit

2-9: Let Your Light Shine

​2-16: First Be Reconciled

2-23: My Holy Hill

2-26: Do Not Let Your Left Hand Know