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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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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