Take Up Your Cross

Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd delivers today’s Lent sermon on Jesus’s call to disciples: take up your cross and follow. What does it mean for 21st century Christians to do that? What does a sacrificial Christianity look like for us? “Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the […]

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In the Wilderness

Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches a Lent sermon on today’s scripture reading from Mark 1:9-15. We are surrounded by reminders of the corruption of the original goodness of creation. But we aren’t without hope. We are called during Lent and beyond to  face a wilderness world with the Gospel. Like Jesus, we can reject […]

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Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd teaches from our last Epiphany lectionary reading of the year, the story of Jesus’s Transfiguration as told in Mark 9:2-13. How did this “mountaintop experience” impact the disciples on the road to Jesus’s suffering? Our own experiences of God require us to leave our routine existence for the journey up […]

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Serve, Heal, Pray

What did Jesus’s ministry look like? Today’s lectionary reading form Mark 1:29-39 gives us a glimpse of how Jesus (and later, his disciples) incorporated service, healing, and prayer into the work of God’s kingdom. “As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was […]

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The Astounding Presence of Jesus

Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd teaches from our Epiphany lectionary reading in Mark 1:21-28. What must Jesus have been preaching to so astonish his hearers? What was it about his presence and message that was so different from all other preaching then and now? They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went […]

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Called To a New Identity

Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd teaches from our Epiphany lectionary reading in Mark 1:14-21. Here Jesus calls the Simon, Andrew, and the sons of Zebedee to follow him and become fishers of men. How does this call relate to us? Tim argues that Jesus is not just calling disciples to a new task but to […]

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Come and See

Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd teaches from Epiphany reading John 1:43-51, the story of the calling of some of Jesus’s earliest disciples. How can we be bridges for others to experience Christ? How can others “come and see” through the witness of our lives and service? “The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. […]

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