Pastor Stephen Finlan 

Sermons, Writings, and links.
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Contact? Write sfinlan@bu.edu              Bi-Weekly Quotation:
7-10-11 sermon: The Hosea Principle
12-24-11: Peace on Earth
Mar. Messenger: Wrestling with Proverbs
April Messenger: Changed Households
4-1 Palm Sunday: The Peace King
Holocaust Sunday: God Is Light
May Messneger: Revelation
Nov Mssngr: What Is a Leader?
Jan 2013 Mssngr: A Change of Epochs
1-6-13: The Magi
Feb Mssngr: Kindness
Mar Mssngr: Affliction
April Mssngr: He Is Risen!
May Mssngr: It's All Too Much!
Aug Mssngr: Healing Shame
Sep Mssngr: Paid or Forgiven?

“What does it mean, that Christ ‘bare our sicknesses’? Does it mean that He literally had our sicknesses transferred to Him . . . ? No. [But] in the sense that He took them on His feeling, had His heart burdened by the sense of them. . . . Christ is here for what he can do [for us] in the restoration of character.”

    Horace Bushnell, The Vicarious Sacrifice (1871), pp. 9, 123

 
Partial Index - Dates when preached these texts (read left to right). Romans is new:
Psalms
5 > 6-16-13                        20:4 > Jul'12 Mssgr
23 > 4-29-12, 4-21-13       24:3-5 > 3-4-12  
34:18 > 10-27-13               37:4 > 5-11-14
37:11 > 2-2-14                   40:8 > 5-11-14
42:7 > 3-16-14                   50:12-14 > 8-11-13            
51:10-17 > 3-25-12, 5-27-12, 10-27-13, 3-9-14
82 > 7-14-13                     104:30 > 6-2-13
111 > 8-19-12                   118:25-26 > 4-13-14
130 > 8-12-12
138:8 > 6-7-15, Jul'12 Mssgr
146 > 6-9-13                     147:3 > 10-27-13
Isaiah
2:1-4 > 12-8-13                    
3:14-15 > 11-11-12
5:1-12 > 2-2-14                    5:8 > 11-11-12       
7:14 > 12-18-11, 12-22-13    
9:6 > 12-24-12, 1-6-13, 12-8-13
ch 11 > 1-15 & 5-27 & 12-24-12, 12-8-13, 4-13-14
28:16 > 8-7-11            32:15 > May'13 Mssgr; 12-8-13
35:5 > 12-11-11, 1-27-13, 12-15-13
49:15 > 9-29-13              53:3 > 4-22-12
56:7 > 4-1-12, 8-5-12     59:6, 8 > 4-22-12
ch 61 > 12-11-11, 6-24-12, 1-27-13
62:10-12 > 4-13-14          63:11 > 5-27-12
66:13 > 5-12-13
Matthew
1:18-25 > 12-22-13          2:1-12 > 1-6-13
3:13-17 1-12-14               4:12-23 > 1-26-14
5:1-12 > 11-6-11, 2-2-14  
5:5 > 2-2-14, 3-9-14         5:6 > 3-2-14
5:8 > 11-17, 12-22-13       5:21-30 > 2-16-14  
5:44 > 9-30-12, 11-3-13 [really on Luke 6:35], 2-23-14
5:48 > 7-14-13, 2-23-14
6:10 > 6-16-13, 7-28-13    6:23 > 6-16-13
6:33 > 8-4-13, 3-2-14        7:7 > 11-17-13, 4-13-14
7:16 > 8-18-13                   9:13 > 8-11-13
9:22 > 1-27-13, 4-28-13, 10-13-13
10:8 > Mar 2014 Mssngr
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0:16 > 9-25-11, 5-27-12, 9-8-13, Sept 2012 Mssngr
10:40-42 > 6-29-14         11:2-11 > 12-16-12, 12-15-13
11:16-30 > 7-3-11         12:7 > 7-10 & 7-31-11, 8-11-13
12:50 =Mk 3:35:> 8-26-12, 6-16-13, 3-23-14, 6-7-15
13:31-33, 44-6 > 7-28-11     13:51-52 > 7-28-11
13:55 > 12-22-13                 13:57 > 3-4-12, 11-25-12
15:21-28 > 8-14-11             18:15-20 > 9-4-11
18:21-25 > 9-11-11              20:1-16 > 9-18-11
21:23-32 > 2-6-14                22:75 > 10-6-13
Romans 
2:15 > 3-2-14                      6:23 > 2-26-12, 9-30-12
8:14-25 >
2-17-13     8:29 > 7-14-13
9:5 > 12-22-13         
10:4-14 > 8-7-11, 2-17-13, 6-23-13
12:2 > 8-14-11, 6-17-12, 7-21-13

13:10 > 9-4-11 

16:7 > 12-23-12, 6-23-13, 4-20-14

Feb Mssngr: Self Respect
4-13, Palm Sunday: Say to Daughter Zion
4-20, Easter: The First Witness
4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven
Link to Pastor Steve's books on Amazon                        Best Bible Links
Excerpts from Steve's books and articles                         Bible Gateway (Searchable)
from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought         Ethereal Library (Church fathers,
from "Deification in Jesus' Teaching"                           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.)
Link to my books at Wipf & Stock:
- Bullying in the Churches                                            See also Theosis, volume 2,
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The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teachings                my article is on theosis in Jesus' teaching
- Theosis, volume 1

Dissertation, Atonement Metaphors, with Society of Biblical Literature
Link to contents in Blackwell Companion to Jesus
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