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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A Living Hope

Long-time Eastsider Dave Logeman gives today’s sermon on the kind of things we humans have inherited – for good and for bad – and the inheritance of hope which Christians can have for themselves and for the world. Dave preaches today from Paul’s beautiful prayer in his letter to the Ephesians: Blessed be the God […]

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Faith, Familiarity, and Faithfulness

How can familiarity with Jesus hurt faithfulness to his calling? In today’s sermon, Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd takes us through the story of Jesus’s preaching in Nazareth and his commissioning of his disciples. We see how familiarity and lack of faith can keep the work of the Kingdom back. He left that place and came […]

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The Healing Divine Touch

Today’s Lectionary reading shows us two times in which Jesus’s touch brought healing. Tim’s sermon explores the healing power of the divine and the human touch in Christianity and our liturgy. When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one […]

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