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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Giving Changes the Giver

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on the power of giving in Christian community, with special shout-outs to the work of the community at Eastside in 2018: “I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. Not […]

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Responding to the Gift of the Church

Eastside’s Timothy Lloyd preaches today’s sermon on the gift of the church and the power of giving to change the giver. The text comes from Mark 10:17-31: “As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal […]

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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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