3-31-19: 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 (Pentecost): 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

7-28: Jenny Williams's sermon
      
For the Beauty of the Earth

8-4: How Can I Give You Up?

8-11: The Real Treasure

8-18: ​A Better Country

(not yet)


Partial Index

Micah

3:3 > 6-16-19                       6:6-8 > 1-29-17, 2-11-18

Zechariah

​4:6 > 7-15-18                       9:9-10 > 8-19-18, 4-14-19

12:10 > 1-27-19

Luke

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

3:21-23 > 1-13-19           4:16-21 > 8-19 & 12-30-18, 2-3-19

4:24-30 > 9-9-18, 2-3-19          6:17-21 > 2-17-19

6:27-36 > 9-9-18, 2-17-19        7:50 > 10-7-18

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

9:52-55 > 1-28-18                    10:5-11 > 7-7-19

10:18-20 > 8-26-18, 7-7-19       10:25-37 > 9-9-18, 7-14-19

10:42 > 4-7-19                          11:50-51 > 3-17-19

12:13-21 > 8-4-19                  12:32-36 > 8-4 & 8-11-19

13:1-5 > 3-17-19                      13:31-35 > 3-17-19

15:11-32 > 3-31-19                  17:21 > 8-12-18, 7-14-19

18:42 > 10-7-18                       19:29-40 > 4-14-19

22:61 > 1-28-18                       24:49-52 > 6-16-19

James

​1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18, 7-14-19

2:12-18 > 9-9 & 9-30-18

​2:9-11 > 10-7-18                      3:1-6 > 9-16-18

​3:16-17 > 9-23-18                    4:1-8 > 9-23-18

5:13-20 > 9-30-18​​


Links to Pastor Steve's books

browse through The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching

browse Bullying in the Churches

a chapter from Problems with Atonement

excerpt from Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns

Link to writings at ResearchGate.


Steve's email: sfinlan@bu.edu

Link to Steve's own website, with more sermons, book links, and research links.


Our folks at the School on Wheels fundraiser, May 2019:


Bible Studies:​​

Our 6:30 pm Thursday Bible study is suspended for August, but will resume again on Sep. 5, starting with a brief recap of First Corinthians, and then resuming at
​1 Cor 15:12.

  Our Thursday morning study (10:30 am) is still meeting and reading the Book of Revelation.
  There is so much to learn!

All are welcome. You do not need to be a Bible wizard. 


more sermons

The First Church. Established 1651.

29 Howard St., West Bridgewater, MA​​

​Sunday worship, currently at 9:30 a.m.                                      (508) 587-3118

Bible study on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. 

Pastor

Pastor Steve Finlan (MTS, Boston University, 2013; Ph.D. University of Durham, 2004) began serving at First Church in August 2018. Some of his sermons are posted below.

Now, for the months of July and August, our services are held at 9:30 a.m. In September, we will return to our usual time of 10 a.m.

Please note:

Summer Hours Arrive!

United by love of one another and guided by ​the teachings of Jesus,

   we maintain a welcoming house for the worship of God.

We teach and study the Bible, and seek to build a mutually

   sustaining and caring community of faith. Reflecting our

   history, we have affiliation with both the UCC and the UUA.