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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Eastside’s pastoral resident Rachel Williams delivers this sermon on the sixth day of Christmas. Listen for the theme of hospitality and welcome in Luke’s Nativity story: In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of […]

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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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The Hope of All Saints

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd speaks in this All Saints Day sermon on the human desire for togetherness, the grief of our mortality, and the Christian hope of resurrection and restoration: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was […]

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The Blind Beggar’s Sight

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches today from the story of the blind beggar in Mark 10:46-52. What can Bartimaeus teach us about faith, the marginalized, and the things that blind us? “They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was […]

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