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, […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
Reverend Timothy Lloyd addresses the United Methodist mission and identity in the aftermath of the United Methodist General Conference and the passage of the Traditional Plan. And on this Transfiguration Sunday we reflect on the transfiguring moments that have shaped us and will shape us in love as we move forward. Scripture: Luke 9:28-43 NRSV
This week Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on lessons in interpretation and inclusion from the early days of the Christian church – and their relevance for big decisions facing United Methodists this coming week. Read this week’s Scripture selection.
“Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in […]
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep […]
This week we welcomed New Hope UMC pastor Abby Norman as she showed us how the consciousness of being “beloved” plays out in the story of Esther, Vashti, and Xerxes. Read this week’s Scripture selection.