Pastor Stephen Finlan 

Sermons, Writings, and links.
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Weekly Quotation:

“Let us ask the Lord to broaden our ideas, and bring them nearer to the truth. May we study the Holy Spirit’s writings under the guidance of the Spirit himself and compare one spiritual interpretation with another, so that our explanation of texts may be worthy.”

    — Origen

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
3-19: In Spirit and in Truth [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
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 5:48 > 9-11-16, 3-12-17
7:7 > 11-17-13, 6-26 & 7-24 & 11-6-16
8:10 > 4-24-16                  9:12-13 > 8-14 & 11-20-16
9:22 > 1-27-13, 10-9-16           11:7-11 > 12-4-16
11:30 >  1-29-17   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    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
26:75 > 10-6-13


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
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 
                23:33-43 > 11-20-16
24:
44-49 > 4-22-12

Romans
1:17 > 10-2-16   8:29 > 3-12-17
8:34-39 > 7-3-16
10:4 > 11-27-16   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 on 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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