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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The Power of Our Words

We continue our study of James in this Sunday’s sermon from Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd. Tim preaches from James’s warning about the destructive power of words and calls us to recognize the creative power of speech given in love: “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach […]

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The Sin of Favoritism

Favoritism has often led the church away from its calling, even from the earliest days of Christianity. This Sunday Tim preaches from James’s warning against partiality in Christian community: “My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in […]

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on the call from the book of James to live lives of faith in action: “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose […]

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This Holy Mystery

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches about the centrality of Eucharist in Christianity and in Eastside’s own liturgy. Today’s sermon is based on the lectionary reading of Jesus’s words from John 6:52-71, which follow John’s account of the feeding of the 5,000: The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his […]

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Feed on the Bread of Life

What does it mean for Jesus to be the “bread of life”” Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches from a famous passage in the Gospel of John in which Jesus draws parallels between himself and God’s provision in the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt. Tim challenges us to remember our need for spiritual nourishment and feed on […]

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A New Identity

Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches from Ephesians 4:17-32, where Paul reminds the church of its new identity and new self in God – and exhorts the church to act like it. Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds. They […]

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The Living Church Body

Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches on growth in the body of Christ in this sermon drawn from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (Ephesians 4:1-16). “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with […]

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