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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David and Goliath

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd delivers today’s sermon on our alternate Lectionary reading from 1 Samuel, AKA the story of David and Goliath. Catch an interpretive delivery of the story of the battle from Christian and Abby Norman, then look to Tim’s sermon for lessons which David’s battle can teach us about creatively confronting evil and […]

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New Creation

Eastside’s pastoral resident Rachel Williams delivers today’s sermon from our Lectionary reading from 2 Corinthians. How can we walk by faith through a world with one foot in old creation and another in the new? “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are […]

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It’s Ordinary Time in the Church’s liturgical calendar, when the holy days of visible significance come to an end. But Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches in today’s sermon that we should look to see the small, slow, subtle ways in which God is still planting new growth within us. “For we do not proclaim ourselves; […]

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Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches today’s Trinity Sunday sermon on the nature of worship in the Christian community. Worship isn’t just the liturgy that happens in congregation – it’s the actions we take when we go out into the world. “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, […]

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