Pastor Stephen Finlan 

Sermons, Writings, and links.
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Weekly Quotation:

“Heavenly thought is divine order. . . it will bring about your victory; no more to rear in anxious thought or chaotic emotion. . . In human relations refrain from the luxury of emotional storms of resentments and ‘righteous’ indignation. There is no righteousness in emotional violence.” 

  — Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood, 3–4 in hardback

2012 sermons:
4-15, Holocaust Sunday: God Is Light

2014 sermons:
2-1: Self Respect
4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven


2015:
2016:
First Congregational Church of
        Plainfield 
sermons:
6-26: Revealed to Babes
7-24: God Gives
4-14 (Good Friday): My God, My God
4-16 (Easter): Do Not Be Afraid 
4-30: The Teaching and the Fellowship [NOT READY]

Partial Index - Dates when these texts were preached.

Isaiah
1:10-18 > 8-14-16                
9:6 
> 12-4-16, 1-22-17 35:5 > 1-27-13
53:3 > 4-22-12 56:7 > 4-14-17
58:5-11 > 2-5-17         59:6, 8 > 4-22-12
ch 61 > 1-27-13, 8-7-16         61:3 > 9-4-16
63:9 > 1-1-17


Matthew

1:20 > 1-15-17 2:1-12 > 1-15-17
2;13-21 > 1-1-17
3:13-17 > 1-15-17
4:13-20 > 1-22-17 5:3-12 > 1-29-17
5:8 > 6-26-16, 1-15-17         5:13-16 > 2-5-17
5:21-26 > 2-19-17 5:39-44 > 3-12-17
5:45-48 > 9-11-16, 3-12 & 4-23-17
7:7 > 11-17-13, 6-26 & 7-24 & 11-6-16, 4-23-17
8:10 > 4-24-16                  9:12-13 > 8-14 & 11-20-16
9:22 > 1-27-13, 10-9-16, 4-2-17
11:7-11 > 12-4-16
11:30 >  1-29 & 4-2-17   12:7 > 8-14-16
12:33 > 9-4 & 11-27-16, 2-5-17
12:50 > 6-7-15                          17:1-8 > 2-26-17
18:5 > 8-28-16    21:1-11 > 4-9-17
22:37-39 > 6-19-16
23:8 > 11-13-16                         23:23 > 8-14-
16
24:30-31 > 1-22-17    25:34-40 > 1-1-17
26:7-13 > 4-2-17    26:75 > 10-6-13
27:46-49 > 4-14-17    28:1-10 > 4-16-17


Luke
2:9-21 > 12-24-16           2:25-38 > 11-6-16 
4:14-21 > 1-27-13   5:31 > 1-27-13
6:45 > 6-26-16   7:36-43 > 6-26-16
7:50 > 6-26 & 10-9-16  
10:16-19 > 7-3-16
10:21-24 > 6-26-16  
10:25-37 > 7-10-16
10:38-42 > 7-17-16  
11:5-13 > 7-24-16
12:13-15 > 7-31-16
12:32-34 > 7-24 & 8-14-16
13:1-5 > 8- 7-16
                         13:18-22 > 8-21-16
14:7-14 > 8-28-16
                      15:3-10 > 9-11-16
15:11-32 > 7-10 & 10-9-16, 4-2-17
17:11-21 > 8-28 & 10-9-16, 1-22-17
19:1-10 > 10-30-16         20:27-38 > 11-6-16 
21:5-20 > 11-13-16    22:25-27 > 8-21 & 8-28-16
22:61 > 10-6-13 
               22:63-70 > 4-9-17
23:7-12 > 4-9-17    23:33-43 > 11-20-16
24:
44-49 > 4-22-12

Romans
1:17 > 10-2-16   8:11 > 4-16-17
8:29-30 > 3-12 & 4-16-17   8:34-39 > 7-3-16
10:4 > 11-27-16   10:9 > 4-16-17
12:2 > 4-9-17   1
3:9-14 > 11-27-16

Link Pastor Steve's books on Amazon            Link to First Congregational Church, Plainfield
Excerpts from Steve's books and articles                            Best Bible Links:
      Bible Gateway (Searchable)
from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought                 Ethereal Library (Church fathers,
from "Deification in Jesus' Teaching," Theosis, vol. 2              language studies, commentaries)
from The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching                      Extrabiblical Writing(Dead Sea Scrolls
                                                                                                                         Pseudepigrapha, Gospels, Apocalypses)
Links to Steve's publishers:
Link to Steve's books at Liturgical Press                           Early Christian Writings (books etc.)
      Fathers of the Church (NewAdvent)
Link to Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological
    Motives and Biblical Patterns
  (Fortress Press)

Link to my books at
Wipf & Stock: To contact Steve, - Bullying in the Churches                                            write sfinlan@bu.edu
- The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teachings             
- Theosis, volume 1
- Theosis, vol. 2, article: theosis in Jesus' teaching            First Congregational C. Facebook pg

Published by Society of Biblical Literature:
Background and Content of Paul's Cultic Atonement Metaphors,
(a portion of my dissertation)

Published by Blackwell: link to contents in Blackwell Companion to Jesus
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