First Assembly NLR Audio Podcast
Sunday messages from Rod Loy

David, a simple messenger boy from the country, was the least likely person to end the forty-one day stand-off with Goliath.  God can make a giant killer out of anyone, regardless of age or size... anyone who is willing to fight.

Direct download: 2017_09_16_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CDT

David, a simple messenger boy from the country, was the least likely person to end the forty-one day stand-off with Goliath.  God can make a giant killer out of anyone, regardless of age or size... anyone who is willing to fight.

Direct download: 2017_09_16_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CDT

In one of the Bible's most epic stories, the army of Israel faced a enormous, terrifying giant. Goliath was unstoppable as long as no-one was willing to fight. From David we learn that if we are to ever defeat the giants in our life, we must decide that it's time to fight.

Direct download: 2017_09_09_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

Titus was a young leader in training, assigned by Paul to look after the new church in Crete.  We can learn much about leadership from Paul's letter to Titus, in which he lists the qualities of a great leader.

Direct download: 2017_09_02_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm CDT

As we see in sports, television, politics, and even in how we use our social media accounts, popular culture rewards those that self-promote.  As we learn from our study of Paul's instructions to the people of Crete, Christians are supposed to stand out by being humble.

Direct download: 2017_08_26_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm CDT

To some so-called Christians, the concept of grace has been interpreted as permission to live how we want to live. But, we learn from studying Paul's letter to Titus and the church on the island of Crete, that we must live as an example to others.

Direct download: 2017_08_19_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm CDT

You only live once, and you intend to make this life count, but when your plans go wrong it is easy to think that maybe God isn't planning to use you like you thought?  Through the story of Mordecai and Esther you can find assurance that God is still preparing you for your moment.

Direct download: 2017_08_12_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT

Esther had a lot to lose when her cousin asked her to approach King Xerxes to save her people.  From the story of Esther we learn how to recognize when the moment that God has been preparing us for arrives.

Direct download: 2017_05_05_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm CDT

What can we learn from one of the most ruthless and evil dictators in history?  In todays message we learn how not to be like Xerxes, one of the biggest jerks in the Bible.

Direct download: 2017_07_29_Sat_Sermon_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm CDT

Pastor Randy continues our Elephant in the Room on the subject of Extremes of Grace.  Grace is God’s wonderful gift to his followers, yet some overemphasize the power of grace to excuse sinful living. Others rob grace of its power by adding requirements to grace resulting in legalism.  In this message on Radical Grace, Pastor Randy lays out a biblical view of grace that avoids these extremes.

Direct download: Elephant__hyper-grace_AUDIO_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT