First Assembly NLR Audio Podcast
Sunday messages from Rod Loy
Every January 1, millions of Americans will make their list of New Year's resolutions.  A New Year's resolution is a vow to change, improve, or grow in a specific area in the coming year.  But, life is busy and your busy schedule and packed priorities quickly edge out all those good intentions.  Why is that? Why can't we change?  Why do we keep giving up?  Why is it another year--and same old me?
Direct download: 2006_12_31_AM_2.mp3
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For a couple of days in December every year, everything focuses on one thing: Christmas.  Offices are closed, the mail isn't delivered, stores shut down, schools are out.  What's the big deal?  In an increasingly secular society, why does everything shut down and everyone stop for Christmas?

 

Direct download: 2006_12_24_AM_1_Edit.mp3
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You don't need anyone to teach you how to celebrate victory -- you've got that down. It comes naturally. You throw your arms in the air and run around the room. You shout. You high-five. You may even dance a little victory dance. You know what to do when you win.

But, what do you do when you don't win? What do you do when not only do you not win, but you suffer a horrible defeat? What do you do when everything seems gone - there is no hope - when you've lost it all?

Direct download: 2006_12_03_AM2.mp3
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It's in our darkest hours that who we are really comes to light. Rod Loy looks at the story of Paul and Silas in prison and asks the questions: "Who am I chained to?" and "What song will I sing in the dark?"
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David was a little guy - a young shepherd boy.  Goliath was a big guy.  It's the classic story of big problem, little me.  But really, it's not David who had the big problem, even though everyone thought he did.  Goliath was actually the underdog.  In this message, Rod Loy looks at what happens when we face big problems.

 

 

Direct download: 2006_11_19_AM2.mp3
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These are challenging times to raise kids. While there are many excellent books for parents, the Bible remains the best guidebook. Rod Loy examines five principles for raising life-long followers of Jesus.
Direct download: RodLoy__HowtoRaiseLifelongFollowersofJesusChrist.mp3
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Prejudice: It's an ugly subject, and it makes people uncomfortable. In the book of Acts, the apostle Peter received a very clear message from God on this subject. Pastor Rod Loy looks at this passage and asks the question: Is there room for prejudice in the church?

Direct download: RodLoy__WhosAllowedinOurChurch.mp3
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It can happen when you least expect it. Everything is rocking along fine. Your business is doing well. Your relationships are solid. Your family is together. Then, it all changes. Rod Loy examines what to do when you find yourself under attack.
Direct download: RodLoy___Whatto_DoWhenYouAreUnderAttack.mp3
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How do you increase your hunger and desire to grow? Rod Loy looks at what it takes to become what God wants us to be.

Direct download: RodLoy__HowtoDevelopDesire.mp3
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One of the central themes of the Bible is this - nothing is impossible for God.  God is not intimidated by our difficult circumstances.  What seems impossible for us is entirely possible for God.  He has no limitations. 

In this message, Rod Loy looks at the story of Jehoshaphat and the army of Israel.  Surrounded by enemy armies in battle, he put the choir in front of the warriors.  What was that all about?

Direct download: 2006_10_08_AM_2a.mp3
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