Alone With Us

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches today’s Palm Sunday sermon on Christ’s entry into humanity’s isolation, and our call to transform the loneliness around us. Read today’s Scripture selection, from Luke’s account of Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem.

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From Comfortable Religion to Active Faith

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on the very Christian phenomenon of growing out of our religious understandings and into deeper ones. “Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, […]

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Enough

How can we find worth when we don’t win? Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on God’s grace for those who feel they aren’t enough. Read the Scripture selection.

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Regret

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on the reality of regret, guilt, and failure – and our paths to living with them in light of God’s love. Read this sermon’s Scripture selection. 

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Grief

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd explores grief, empathy, and the paradox of joy and suffering in this second sermon of the Lent season. The scripture reading comes from Romans 12:9-15: “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do […]

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Fear, Anxiety, and the Christian Life

“Fear not.” We see this command often in the Bible. But what resources do Christ-followers have for approaching the complexity and challenge of anxiety? Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on fear and anxiety on this first Sunday of Lent, with a reading from Luke 10:38-42: “Now as they went on their way, he entered a […]

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This Godforsaken Place

New Hope UMC pastor Abby Norman delivers our Good Friday sermon for 2018. Abby draws from David’s lament in Psalm 22 (repeated by Christ on the cross), to remind us that in our lowest points, God is already with us. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from […]

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The Humble, Peaceable, Ironic Entry

Eastside Church’s Revered Timothy Lloyd preaches from the Lectionary’s Palm Passion Sunday reading today – the story of Jesus’s so-called triumphal entry into Jerusalem. If we look closely at the story, it’s not triumph but humility that we find. “When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent […]

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Disciples Under Construction

Eastside member George Howard delivers this Sunday’s sermon on our Lectionary reading in John 12:20-33. Here John relates one of Jesus’s powerful teachings about transformation, and George ties it back to the disciples’ life of imperfect (but ongoing) growth and rebirth. “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They […]

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Eastside Church’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches from John 3:1-21, Jesus’s famous meeting with the Pharisee Nicodemus and the source of the phrase “born again.” Jesus uses Scripture in this passage to suggest a new, “born again” way of understanding God. What ideas of God should we revisit, revise, or even leave behind so we can […]

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