A New Path and the Wrong People

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches from Matthew’s Gospel account of Epiphany, the coming of the Magi to Christ. See what the upside-down nature of this story – and the Magi’s calling – can teach us in this new year: ‘In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise menfrom […]

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The Word Became Flesh

Share in Eastside’s Traveler’s Christmas Eve service, preached from John 1:1-18. What does it mean for the Word to have become flesh and dwelt among us? “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being […]

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Listening for the Word of Shalom

As Eastside lights the Advent candle of peace, hear Reverend Timothy Lloyd preach on the new promise of “shalom” found in the story of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John the Baptist: In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was […]

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Hope and Real Estate

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches the first sermon of Advent (and the first sermon of the Christian year) from the text of Jeremiah 33:14-26. Here Jeremiah shares a vision of God’s restoration of Israel. How can we follow Jeremiah’s example in acting on that kind of hope? “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I […]

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Christ the King

Today Eastside’s pastoral resident preaches from the book of John on the distinct kingship of Christ. The kingdom proclaimed by Christ is different from the rule of all the other monarchs we’ve created for ourselves over the ages: “Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus […]

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Look at These Giant Stones!

Like Jesus’s disciples, we must live in a Kingdom of God which is not yet fully born. Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches today from one of Jesus’s temple discourses found in Mark 13:1-8: “As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large […]

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The Trappings of Power and the Widow’s Mite

What does your external status say about you to the world? Can it compare with your inner relationship to mercy, justice, and a humble walk with God? Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches from the story of the widow’s mite in the book of Mark: “As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like […]

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Suffering, Freedom, and the Character of God

In today’s sermon, Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches from the book of Job, one of the oldest writings in the Hebrew Scriptures. Our lectionary reading gives us plenty of questions to wrestle with about suffering and loss and God’s role in it all: There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name […]

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Patience and Prayer

We live in a world designed around fear, not patience. In today’s sermon on our Lectionary reading from James, Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd repeats the call to prayerful, patient living: “Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call […]

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Envy, Contentment, and Christian Ambition

Today’s sermon on our lectionary reading from the book of James reminds us that envying and striving aren’t the only ways to live. “Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your […]

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