First Assembly NLR Audio Podcast (podcasts)
Weekend messages from Pastor Rod Loy and FirstNLR.

Do you ever get tired of waiting?  We all get tired in doctor's waiting rooms, at stop lights, and so on.  But do you get tired of waiting on God?  Do you see others experiencing blessings while you wait?   How do you respond when it seems like your answer is never going to come?

Direct download: 2010_08_29_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm CDT

No matter how big or strong you are, there is something you fear.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we all face fear.  But for some of us, it's bigger.  They face fear daily, and it controls their lives.  They are consumed with fear.  If you are struggling with fear, what should you do?  How do you deal with fear?

Direct download: 2010_08_08_AM_1-2.mp3
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Almost everyone fears something - heights, closed spaces, snakes, and more.  These fears don't really control your life that much.  But there are some fears, real fears that can dominate your thinking and control your life.  Some of us face those fears daily: rejection, change, failure, other people's opinions, the unknown.

What do you fear?  What keeps you from doing and being everything God made you to be and do?


Direct download: 2010_08_01_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

In this message, Pastor Rod looks at the third preparation principle.  We can never accomplish what God has for us without spending time in His presence.

Direct download: 2010_07_25_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

Do you ever get impatient with God?  We're impatient these days.  We like stuff to happen right now.  We know He has a plan for our lives, but sometimes it seems to take too long.  What can happen if we decide to "rush" things and not wait for God?

Direct download: 2010_07_18_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16pm CDT

We don't like preparation all that much.  It's not always fun.  We'd rather jump right in to what we want to do or what we feel God wants us to do.  We see in the Bible, though, when God called someone, there was often a time of preparation.  When we are ready to go, often God says, "Wait."

Direct download: 2010_07_11_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CDT

Have you ever met a spiritual snob?  You know, someone who feels they are better than you, because of their exalted faith?  Jesus had a lot to say about spiritual snobs.  In this final message in the Between the Lines series, Rod Loy examines the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

Direct download: 2010_06_27_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am CDT

In this message, Pastor Rod looks at the Parable of the Sower.  What was Jesus saying with this parable?  What should we do in response?

Direct download: 2010_06_20_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55am CDT

In this message, Pastor Gary Tomlinson talks about people who are hoarders:  those who have a lot, but are stingy with God.  Are you a hoarder?

Direct download: 2010_06_13_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am CDT

Prejudice.  It's about more than black and white.  And it strikes at the core of what it means to be a Christian.  In Luke, chapter 10, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan.  What does it have to do with prejudice?  A lot, when you read between the lines...

Direct download: 2010_06_06_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm CDT