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

This is the start of our new series – “Life Verse”.  Pastor Rod will kick it off by sharing his life verse and how it has guided him and his family through life's most difficult moments.  The music is powerful in this message!

Direct download: 2022_06_26_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am CDT

In this message, we’ll consider some of your questions about the Family Farm and deal with some difficult painful truths.  Here are some of the questions we will consider:
 
How do you not reproduce bad seeds that were planted in you?  
How do you avoid passing negative things down to the next generation?
How do you deal with the regrets of planting the wrong things?

You’ll discover how making the decision to change your harvest can transform your family’s legacy.  You can’t change the past, but you can control your future.

Direct download: Audio_Podcast_6_18_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we continue "Family Farm" and the study over the right seeds to plant in your family!  By now, you understand that whatever seed you plant grows - good or bad.  The three seeds that we will look at in this message don't just work in your family - they work in your job, with your friends, and even in our church!

Direct download: 2022_06_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we’ll talk about the right seeds to plant.  You will learn characteristics and behaviors that will cause your family to grow into everything you imagined and everything God planned they could be.  It’s time to plant the right seeds!

If you don't yet have a family or don't plan on having one, these principles will still impact the way you approach other relationships.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CDT

At First NLR we believe in building healthy families.  In fact, it is one of our Core Values!  But building a healthy family, raising healthy children, and fostering a healthy marriage is much easier said than done.  It takes work - hard work. 
 
In this message, you will discover principles that have the power to change your family's legacy for the better.  No matter where your family is at on this journey, We challenge you to watch each message.  We want your family to be healthy, whole, and life-long followers of Jesus.

If you are single, don't click away!  The principles we will learn are easily transferable to other relationships.  And, you’ll discover the important role you play as together we raise the next generation of leaders.

Direct download: Podcast.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we’ll look at a passage that covers the most difficult teaching of Jesus’ entire ministry, but one that is absolutely necessary to be His follower.  It’s a clear command, that ends with a difficult question and forces a decision.  This will be challenging and convicting. We praying that you will rise to the challenge as you discover just how high a price there is to obey and follow Jesus.

Direct download: 2022_05_22_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm CDT

Our world is more independent than ever!  With self-help books, tutorials on YouTube, and DIY projects the emphasis is doing it on your own.  But Jesus tells us that in this world, we will face trouble - trouble that we cannot conquer alone.  In this message, we will discover the power behind seeking God's help.  When you ask, God responds! ⁠

Direct download: 2022_05_15_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

The fear of being judged is something that keeps people away from church.  There is no doubt that the Church in America has the reputation of being judgmental - but this is not how it should be.  In this message, as we continue to study the commands of Jesus, we will see the biblical view on judgment.  Nobody is perfect, therefore nobody has the place to judge.  When you judge others from a place of imperfection, you fall into the vicious trap of hypocrisy.  Together we will learn how to escape this cycle of judgment.

Direct download: 2022_05_08_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Jesus said, Mt.28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”  In this message, we’ll consider our response to that command.  You’ll enjoy some incredible stories of how the seed you have planted has resulted in an incredible harvest.  It’s going to be a fun look at how God has used your generous giving in remarkable ways.
Direct download: 2022_05_01_YouTube_Edit_-_Video_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

In this message, we continue our study of the commands of Jesus.  There is no question where Jesus stands when it comes to forgiveness - we must forgive everyone.  That's hard when our world values revenge and retaliation over biblical restoration.  But as biblical followers of Jesus, we know that the price for failing to forgive is clear.⁠

Direct download: 2022_04_24_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm CDT

When you think of Easter, you may not think of it as a love story. In this message, we explore the remarkable love of Jesus and His commands for us regarding love. It really is the ultimate love story!

Direct download: 2022_04_17_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

An important part of living as a biblical Christian is obeying Jesus’ commands.  You’ll be challenged to obey and to grow in the new series we start: “Obeying Jesus”.

Direct download: 2022_04_10_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we conclude Lessons from Ephesians with a look at the very real battle between good and evil.  You’ll learn powerful principles that will help you fight and defeat Satan!

Direct download: 2022_04_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In Ephesians 5:8, Paul instructed us to “live as children of light”.  In this message, we’ll look at more of Paul’s instructions regarding how children of the light should live.  It will be challenging and convicting but will finish with an uplifting encouragement.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we will continue our study of Ephesians with a particularly interesting command from Paul in: “Be imitators of God…” (Eph. 5:1). Ephesians 5:1-9 is a powerful passage that will help you learn what it means to live like Jesus.
Direct download: 2022_03_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, we continue our study of Ephesians with instructions from Paul about living as the new you and leaving the old you behind. We finish with a life-changing principle from Scripture that will fill you with hope for the future.

Direct download: 2022_03_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, our study of Ephesians will continue with a look at Paul’s instructions regarding living worthy of your calling. We look at another powerful passage in this incredible book that is helping us learn to live as biblical Christians.⁠

Direct download: 2022_03_06_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this message, you will learn from one of the most beautiful passages Paul wrote to the Ephesians. Pastor Rod teaches you how biblical passages can be extraordinary prayers!

Direct download: 2022_02_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Our series over Ephesians has been both challenging and encouraging.  The last three weeks have pushed us to become better followers of Jesus - biblical Christians.  
 
In this message, we'll look at the kind of people God uses.  It’s an awesome, uplifting passage.  If you feel useless or like God's plan for you has failed, this is the perfect message for you!  Don't miss your chance to find hope!
Direct download: 2022_02_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am CDT

In this message, we’ll look at a passage where Paul challenged his audience to put aside their differences and rally around what they had in common – Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross, His love, and His grace. It’s a passage that contains powerful lessons that hit close to home and will likely make you uncomfortable. We challenge you – watch until the end! We are all part of the solution. Every Soul Matters!
Direct download: 2022_02_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm CDT

What word do you put before “Christian” to define yourself? Black Christian? White Christian? Conservative Christian? Liberal Christian? Evangelical Christian?⁠ We cannot and will not allow culture, political parties, or society to define Christianity. The Bible is our guidebook for living. We must follow its teaching.
Direct download: 2022_02_05_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT

Watching American Christians the last couple of years can be concerning. Many have re-defined Christianity to match their political preferences, personal opinions or how they wish things would be. Often, they panic and freak out over the very things Jesus told us would happen. Their actions and reactions don’t represent Jesus well and their social media posts are an absolute embarrassment to the kingdom. If we are going to impact our world for Jesus, something has to change. In this message, you are going to be really, really challenged by the shift we must make – what the Lord is calling us to become. Don’t worry – it’s not an opinion; it’s straight from Scripture.
Direct download: 2022_01_30_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm CDT

What would you do with a time machine? You could use it to get rid of debt or make amazing investments.⁠

Sadly, you don’t have the benefit of a time machine.  You can’t undo the past.  However, you can approach the future with a different mindset, and a changed perspective on money.⁠

In this message, we conclude our series, Money Talks, with an important message that will change your financial life.⁠

Direct download: 2022_01_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In “Money Talks”, we are learning three principles that will radically change your financial life and financial future. In the last message, we learned the first word and principle: obey. If you obey God in any area of your life – including your finances – He responds with blessing. If you missed part one, watch it before you watch this message.

In this message, you will learn the second life-altering principle. This concept will be simple to understand but may be difficult to apply. Be ready to learn and willing to change.

Direct download: 2022_01_15_Audio_Pocast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11am CDT

Money is in the news a lot. Gas prices are going up. Groceries cost more. Everything seems to cost more. You can’t watch the news or go online without seeing something about money and the economy.

Because money is a natural part of the world, it should be natural that we talk about how to handle money wisely according to the Bible. In this message, we will begin our series by talking about the first of three words that will help you to be wise with your finances.

Direct download: 2022_01_09_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm CDT

At the beginning of the year, people are thinking about and making New Year’s Resolutions – their plans for growth and change in 2022. The typical resolutions focus on starting healthy habits and stopping unhealthy habits. As you set your goals, don’t just focus on weight, working out, and quitting unhealthy stuff. Make spiritual goals for 2022. Ask God what He would have you to do, and become. Decide to make this New Year your best year with Jesus!

Growing with God best occurs in the context of a healthy church. In this message, we will talk about what a healthy church looks like, and how you can be a part.

Direct download: 2022_01_01_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

The day after a special occasion - Christmas, a birthday, graduation - always seems to be a letdown. The "day after" can never live up to the "day of". But this isn't just true for special occasions - sadly, it can be true for our relationship with God.

In this message, you will learn that you don't serve a distant, unfamiliar God. You follow a personal God and from His life, you will learn important lessons about how to live yours. God calls you to be an imitator of Jesus - to be Christlike. Together, we will learn to approach our world as Jesus did.

Direct download: 12_25_2021_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31am CDT

Are you searching for the perfect gift?⁠ ⁠

Good news! The perfect gift has already been given to you. God sent His son, Jesus to save you. It was the ultimate display of love and care. In this message, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus.⁠

Direct download: 2021_12_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am CDT

How well do you know the Christmas story? The real story - not the commercialized one where Santa comes to visit baby Jesus before he is off to stuff our stockings. Who was really at the manger that silent night?

In this message, you will learn from the story of the most and least influential characters in the Christmas story - the shepherds and wise men. You will see from the drastic social difference between the shepherds and wise men that Jesus is for everyone - Every Soul Matters to God.

Direct download: 2021_12_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm CDT

Every good story has some sort of villain. Disney movies, marvel comics, and even Hallmark Christmas classics all have someone who you would consider the villain.

In this message, we will take a look at a Christmas story character that often is not focused on. King Herod – the villain of our story – was a ruthless and self-centered ruler who tried to stop Jesus’ life at its very beginning. But Herod’s power was temporary and his kingdom faded away – just like every force that is intent on destroying Jesus and His kingdom. You will be encouraged that we serve the King of Kings who will reign forever.

Direct download: 2021_12_05_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am CDT

When the Christmas story is told, Mary always gets top billing. But Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, also played a meaningful role. In this message, we’ll learn powerful lessons from Joseph. You’ll be challenged and encouraged to obey God and be part of His plan for the world.

Direct download: 2021_11_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

Have you ever wanted to be used by God, but wondered if He could really use you?

This message is the start of our new series: "The Real Christmas Story!" We will slow down and take a closer look at the main characters in the Christmas story. The first person we are studying is Mary – a simple, ordinary girl who was used by God in an extraordinary way. You will be encouraged to believe that God can and will use you!

Direct download: 2021_11_21_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am CDT

Have you felt overwhelmed? Does it seem like there is a spirit of heaviness in your life? You feel like something is wrong, but you aren't sure what. You have a sense of burden and pressure. One day you feel great, but the next day, without anything changing, you are ready to give up. If that's how you feel, this message is for you. God has a word for you.

Direct download: 2021_11_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT

Have you ever seen someone rescued? Maybe they were drowning and the lifeguard pulled them out of the water in time. Maybe they had to be pulled out of a car after a bad wreck. People have to be rescued from "life-or-death" situations all of the time. In this message, you will have the opportunity to hear about some of the amazing work that Project Rescue is doing to rescue women and children from sexual slavery! You will hear about their "life-or-death" situations and be challenged to run to their rescue.

Direct download: 2021_11_07_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm CDT

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to be rescued? If it hasn't happened yet, it will. Maybe the small arguments in your marriage have turned volatile and it seems like it is heading for disaster. Maybe the city shut off your power and you aren't sure how you will make it through the winter. Whatever the situation may be, you are bound to be in need of a rescue. In this message, you will see how the enemy strikes in our lowest times. You will be encouraged to stand with your brothers and sisters in Christ during times of need.

Direct download: 2021_10_31_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

Have you ever felt trapped? Don’t give up – there is hope!

In this message, we will start a new series exploring some of the greatest rescues found in the Bible. We will start by seeing how we all need to be rescued from the trap of sin. You will learn how the love of Jesus saves you in even the most impossible situations. You’ll also be challenged to share that love with others!

Direct download: 2021_10_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CDT

Have you ever received bad advice? At times bad advice is funny to laugh at, but other times it is devastating. Maybe someone convinced you to do a business deal. It fell through and you lost everything. Maybe you listened to your friends and now your reputation is damaged. Maybe you followed the wrong crowd and now you no longer follow God.

In this message, you will hear a story from the life of Joshua that will give you the directions back to God. If you are following the wrong directions, you do not want to miss this hope-filled weekend!

Direct download: 2021_10_17_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08am CDT

Have you ever failed? Has a decision you made caused people around you to suffer horrible consequences? No doubt, you wish you could take it back, but the damage was done!

In this message, we will look at the story of one man’s failure that brought an entire nation to its knees. When all hope was lost, God made his plan of restoration known to all of His people. You will be challenged to inspect your heart for the things that can often lead to failure.

Direct download: 2021_10_10_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33am CDT

Have you ever dealt with something difficult and it seemed like it would never go away? Maybe you find yourself in that position right now! How long do you trust God to make it right? Why should you keep trusting when nothing is happening? Is it even worth it at this point?


In this message, we see that Joshua and the Israelites found themselves in a similar situation. After a long process that required them to trust God's plan and timing, they received their miracle with a shout of praise. Don't give up yet - this could be your miraculous moment!

Direct download: 2021_10_03_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am CDT

Have you ever felt God tell you to do something that you didn't think would work? Maybe you even thought God could be wrong this time! What do you do when God's instructions don't seem to make sense? In this message, we continue to walk through the life of Joshua. We will look at one of the most famous stories in the Bible. You will see that God can provide extraordinary miracles through unconventional ways.

Direct download: 2021_09_26_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

Have you ever kept something, not because it is valuable, but because it is a reminder of a special moment? The thing isn’t really special, but the memory is priceless. In this message, as we continue our study of Joshua, we will look at a story where even though the circumstances said “No way”, God made a way. Joshua and the Israelites did something special so the moment would never be forgotten. You’ll learn how to mark special moments in a way that will remind you of God’s promises and power.

Direct download: 2021_09_19_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CDT

Have you ever been in a place where God’s Word doesn’t seem to match your current circumstances? What do you do when God says “Go," but everything around you seems to say “No”? In this message, we’ll look at an amazing moment where the Israelites confronted an impossible obstacle. There seemed to be no way to obey God’s word to “Go”. It’s a story that will let you know how God responds when you take a step of faith. You’ll be encouraged to move forward in obedience!

Direct download: 2021_09_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT

It seems like there’s a lot to be afraid of in our world today. Every day brings more bad news. What do you do? How do you respond to the fear? In this message, as we continue our study of Joshua we’ll take a look at a fear-filled moment in Joshua’s life. You’ll learn God’s answers to your fears. It’s an exciting, encouraging message that will help you move forward with confidence and faith!

Direct download: 2021_09_05_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am CDT

We all face fear. In this message, as we continue our study of Joshua, we’ll look at a story where Joshua led the people of Israel past their fear and toward their promised reward. You’ll learn a powerful principle about perspective and how to change your focus.

Direct download: 2021_08_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am CDT

This message kicks off our new series on Joshua. There is so much to learn from his life and leadership! We start our study with an often-overlooked four verse story – that contains the key to Joshua’s success as a leader and victory in battles. You will be challenged to change!

Direct download: 2021_08_22_Podcast_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CDT

In this message, we’ll look at an amazing story from the book of Acts where Paul spoke truth to power in the place of power. It’s going to challenge you to consider what truth you speak and encourage you to boldly share your faith.

Direct download: 2021_08_15_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

When you pick and choose what the Bible has to say, you lose key passages that can help you through difficult seasons of life. In this message, you will learn important pieces from God's Word that will give you the keys to persevere through difficulty and struggle. It will be an eye-opening look at often-ignored Scriptures.

Direct download: 2021_08_08_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am CDT

When the Bible specifically addresses something, your decision is clear and easy. But what do you do when the decision you face is not specifically addressed? How do you decide and live in a way that honors God? In this message, we look at "How to Make Decisions in Life’s Grey Areas”.

Direct download: 2021_07_25_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

If you have grown up in church, you may be familiar with the term "holiness." But how can you live a holy life in a world where standards are always shifting? In this message, you will discover that you must empty the trash from your life if you wish to be the "salt and light" of the world - just as Jesus has called you to be.

Direct download: 2021_07_31_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

In this message, we look at a time when Jesus was criticized for sharing a meal with lost people. He wasn’t afraid to spend time with even the worst sinners—and He provides an example for us to follow. You’ll be reminded of the importance of putting lost people first, and you’ll learn some practical ways of introducing them to Jesus.

Direct download: 2021_07_17_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm CDT

It’s easy to see the needs of others around you and be moved to do something about them. But trying to meet them based on your own strength, time, and resources can be overwhelming—or even impossible. In this message, we’ll look at a time when Jesus used a little to make a huge difference. We'll discover how Jesus modeled what His followers should do in the face of overwhelming need. He can do a lot with a little!

Direct download: 2021_07_11_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am CDT

In a culture that didn’t value children, Jesus not only welcomed them—He said adults should be more like them. In this message, we look at what it means to have childlike faith.

Direct download: 2021_07_04_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

In this message, we look at a story Jesus told that demonstrates His heart for people who are lost and hurting. In this story, Jesus gives specific instructions to His followers to partner with Him in filling every seat at the table. There’s room for everyone!

Direct download: 2021_06_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm CDT

Eating together is just as important as the eating. We gather around kitchen tables to share meals—but more importantly—to talk, laugh, learn, and even make decisions. In this message, we study a time when Jesus gathered His disciples for one last meal before His crucifixion. We get a clear picture of who Jesus is and how we should relate to Him.

Direct download: 2021_06_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56am CDT

Do you feel surrounded and overwhelmed?

In this message we look at a passage of Scripture that illustrates God’s attentive care for you in the middle of your most desperate circumstances.

Direct download: 2021_06_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

This weekend Pastor Rod and Cindy celebrate 20 years as the senior pastors of First NLR. In these 20 years they have learned a lot - from victories, mistakes, and from you. In this message Pastor Rod will share the biggest lessons he's learned in the last 20 years and how you can apply them to your life.

Direct download: 2021_06_06_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am CDT

Do things just keep getting worse?

The Bible tells us that trouble is part of living in this world. In this message, we look at a story in the Bible of a man who suffered a series of devastating losses—and stayed full of faith through it all. In his comeback story, you’ll discover principles for making it through difficulty to find blessing and victory on the other side.

Direct download: 2021_05_30_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm CDT

Are you discouraged?

Depression and anxiety can seem to come out of nowhere. And, even committed followers of Jesus experience times of discouragement and fear. In this message, we'll break down the story of an Old Testament prophet who faced intense depression on the heels of an incredible victory. If you have been struggling to find hope, you are not alone! God knows where you are, and He’ll help you make a comeback.

Direct download: 2021_05_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm CDT

Do you get angry and lose your temper? Have you lost influence because of your angry outbursts, or have you been hurt by the outbursts of others?

In this message we look at the story of an Old Testament hero whose anger had devastating consequences for him and the people around him. Through this story you will see that there is hope. You can come back from anger, form new habits, and walk in healing!

Direct download: 2021_05_16_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

Are you in a hopeless situation?

You're not seeing answers to your prayers. You can’t remember the last time you expected something good to happen. Over a period of time, you've lost all belief that your situation could change. In this message we look at a story from the book of Luke, where all hope was gone. If you are in a hopeless situation, this story will help you re-discover hope. It’s never too late for Jesus!

Direct download: 2021_05_09_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am CDT

Are you looking to mend a broken relationship?

In this message we will look at a letter the Apostle Paul wrote to a friend named Philemon, who was in conflict with another friend of Paul’s. Paul was caught in the middle. In Paul’s letter, you’ll discover principles to make broken relationships whole—principles not just for the offended and the offender, but also for those of us caught in the middle.

Direct download: 2021_05_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

When you are in the middle of a defeat, it’s difficult to believe victory is coming. Other people might be able to make a comeback, but you just don’t believe it’s going to happen for you. As you watch this video we will look at a time when God’s people were in crisis. The incredible story of their comeback will give you hope that victory is still possible for you, too!

Direct download: 2021_04_25_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT

How should you respond to people that you don’t agree with?

 

In this message we answer that question by looking at the end of Jonah’s story. What Jonah did once he got out of the whale serves as a good grid for checking whether your concerns line up with God’s concerns.

Direct download: 2021_01_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm CDT

Three days inside the belly of a fish?

The Bible says Jonah spent three days inside the fish that swallowed him! But it was inside that fish that Jonah found his way back to God. Jonah’s story has important lessons for each of us. In this message you will be reminded of the deep love of your Heavenly Father, and His desire to see you restored. He still has a plan for you!

Direct download: 2021_03_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

Remember that story about Jonah getting swallowed by a giant fish? Well, there's more to that story...

Jonah was a runner. When God called him to go to Nineveh, he decided to run the opposite direction. He thought he could outrun God...but God orchestrated events to get him back on track. He will do the same for us. Don't run. Follow.

Direct download: 2021_03_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am CDT

Conflict inevitably happens.

Even at church, we are going to disagree occasionally. It happens! The true test of our faith and maturity is—How will we conduct ourselves, and how will we resolve those issues? In this message we learn how to handle conflict the right way.

Direct download: 2021_03_07_1st_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am CDT

Ready to experience freedom?

In this message we look at a story during a time where the early church was facing intense persecution. Some disciples were put to death, but Peter was put in prison. It wasn't long until God freed Peter - and that same freedom can be yours today!

Direct download: 2021_02_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am CDT

Do you need a miracle? Have you been praying and asking God for years? Don't give up! Our God is faithful. Today could be your day! In this message you will hear the story of Peter healing a man who had been waiting for his miracle for a long time. It's a faith building message!

Direct download: 2021_02_21_1st_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CDT

Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am CDT

Is failure avoidable?

Absolutely! In this message we look at a time when Peter failed big. You'll learn the warning signs of failure, and how to recognize those red flags in your own life. There is hope!

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Is there a price for following Jesus?

In this message, we study a moment when Jesus had to speak clearly and directly to prepare His disciples, His closest followers, for persecution. This wasn’t an easy message then, and isn’t any easier now. It's a key lesson for every follower of Jesus!

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In this episode, we look at one of the best-known Bible stories in our series on Lessons from the Life of Peter. Through Peter’s story of facing a storm, you’ll learn what to do and how to survive when you face storms in your own life. You'll be encouraged by the reminder that Jesus is with you in the storm!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am CDT

Blessing Follows Obedience. In this message we look at a story from the Bible when God provided for Peter in a miraculous way. In it you'll learn important principles for opening the door to God’s blessing in your own life.

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Peter learned some pretty tough lessons while following Jesus as one of His disciples. In this message, we take a hard look at what it cost Peter to follow Jesus—and how that applies to anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord of their life.

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He is on your side, and He’s going to watch over you, protect you, and see you through. Through songs and videos, along with a message on the final promise of the year, we reflect on all the promises we’ve learned throughout 2020.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm CDT

For unto us a savior was born, and His name is Jesus! We celebrate Christmas because of His birth and gift of salvation ✨

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am CDT

Are you ready for the sights and sounds of Christmas? This service is full of incredible music, exciting elements, and an incredible story about God’s Promise of joy given at the first Christmas in Bethlehem. There may be sadness and discouragement around us, but because of Jesus, you can have joy!

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In this message, we study God’s Promise to answer your prayers. If you have loved ones visiting for Thanksgiving—bring them with you, or tune in together online! The service is engaging and high-energy, full of music and testimonies that demonstrate the faithfulness of our God.

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In this message, we study God’s Promise of salvation. If you have been on the edge of completely surrendering control to Jesus, this for you! If you have been praying for unsaved friends and loved ones, share this with them. It’s a powerful message full of testimonies and music, all pointing to the incredible redeeming power and love of our God.

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In this episode, we study God’s Promise to strengthen you and protect you. If you’ve been going through a tough time and are feeling defeated, this message is for you. You’ll be encouraged by the promise that you serve a supernatural God who is greater than your enemy!

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In this message, we’ll study one of God’s Promises you can stand on in times of sickness. Pastor Rod will answer common questions about healing.

Whether you’ve been waiting on a miracle for days, years, or decades—God’s healing power is real, and it’s available to you. Our team is looking forward to praying with you to receive it!

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In this message, we look at one of God’s Promises that demonstrates how His blessings correspond to your generosity. Getting ahold of this promise is THE antidote to anxiety and frustration about your finances!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am CDT

This weekend, we’ll look at God’s Promise of hope—of a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. And, once you really grasp this promise, there’s no way you’ll be able to keep it to yourself! It is life-changing hope, and it’s for everyone.

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In this message, we will look at one of God’s Promises that addresses the issue of prejudice. It’s found at the end of one of the most remarkable stories in Scripture.

 

You will be challenged to think, and act differently. Come with an open heart, an open mind. This promise is an incredible opportunity to become more like Jesus—to see like He sees and love like He loves.

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"Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy." {Psalm 126:5}

Nothing is wasted with God. You may be enduring a tough trial, or even a tough season, but on the other side of this trouble is victory! Today we look at a promise of God found in Psalm 126:5 that gives us peace for exactly this type of season.

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In this message as we study a promise Jesus gave His disciples shortly before His crucifixion. You’ll learn an important truth that will help you not only keep going, but walk in victory—no matter what this life throws at you!

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." {Matthew 11:28}

 

Feeling weary? Burdened? Carrying a heavy load? Ready to give up? Just tells us to come to Him, allowing His strength to help us carry whatever we are facing. His burden is light. He can, and will, bring you rest!

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." {Philippians 4:6-7}

In this message, we study a promise that will help you maintain a sense of peace, in spite of the chaos around you. You’ll hear a powerful story that demonstrates God’s peace in tough circumstances, and Pastor Rod will share a way of looking at troubles that can absolutely change your worries into calm confidence in your Heavenly Father.

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Worry and peace? How do you overcome the worries, stresses, and anxieties of this world? How do you find the constant peace that God can provide? Join us this morning as we look at the first promise of God that answers these questions!

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"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously." {2 Corinthians 9:6}

The Bible doesn’t mince words about even the most difficult topics—including what you should do with your possessions. If you’ve suspected God’s commands about giving are just a ploy to get your money or control you, join us as we take a look at one of God’s Promises about generosity, and a time in scripture when His people were unbelievably, selflessly giving. You’ll learn principles that could radically change the way you view your resources!

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"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." {John 8:36}

The word “freedom” brings different concepts to mind for everyone. Maybe you think about walking around without a mask, or turning on your TV without seeing another depressing news story or political ad. You don’t have to live captive to sin, bad habits, worry, doubt, or others’ opinions. Our God promises freedom!

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"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” {Revelation 21:4}

 

Do you get excited when you think about going to Heaven one day? You should - because Heaven is the goal - and what a home Heaven will be! Check out this message, where Pastor Rod breaks down Revelation 21:4 and reminds us that heaven is the goal!

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"...no weapon formed against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me," declares the Lord.

In a battle? Lost hope? We have a promise that no weapon formed against us will prevail. The Lord has given us victory!

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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” {Joshua 1:9} Feeling afraid? Been discouraged recently? There's a promise for that! Listen to Pastor Rod as he breaks down a promise found in the book of Joshua that teaches us to be strong and courageous!

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"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." {Isaiah 40:31}

 

Been tired recently? Feeling weary? Today's promise is for you! It's time to look up and let God renew your strength.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am CDT

You don't have to live in worry or fear - our God supplies all of our needs. Whether in a season of plenty, or a season of little, God is watching over you and providing for you!

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We serve a God who delivers us from ALL our troubles! In this message, Pastor Rod breaks down God's promise from Psalm 34. Watch along with us and tell us what you learned down in the comments below!

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Sometimes life can just feel like too much. Don't give up though. God has promised you that He will bring you through. Join us as we look at one of God's promises found in the book of James!

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In the book of Isaiah, we find a story of the Israelites when they stopped worshipping - they stopped singing. In this message, Pastor Rod breaks down the story and challenges us to keep singing, regardless of the season we are in! You will be encouraged by God's Promise from this story!

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