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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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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The Gospel Moves Beyond Tribes

Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches on how God brings divided humanity together into new humanity through the Gospel. This teaching draws from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:1-21): “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches […]

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Bring the Impossible to God

Today our Atlanta United Methodist District Superintendent the Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown preached to us from the Gospel of Mark’s telling of the feeding of the 5,000. Dr. Jones shares how this story echoes the ancient Exodus story and calls its hearers to give impossible situations to God just as the disciples handed loaves and […]

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