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

Sometimes you hear people who say Christians shouldn't have problems. If people had enough faith, they wouldn't have difficulties.   We know this isn't true, though, because Jesus said that we would have problems in this world.  He also said He would be with us during our problems.  But what happens when we feel like we go from one problem to the next and everything seems to be getting worse? 



Direct download: 2007_03_25_AM_2.mp3
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Forgiveness is a huge issue.  We have all been hurt at different times, and it seems difficult to forgive.  We usually don't want to forgive the person that hurt us. Why should we forgive?  What's the point?

What does the Bible say about forgiveness?


Direct download: 2007_03_11_PM.mp3
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American Christians seem to believe that anything that puts us in difficult situations must be wrong -- it must be of the devil.  We think difficulty is because we have a lack of faith, an attack of the enemy, or have caused the wrath of God.  The fact is, sometimes doing right puts you in the fire. How should you react? 

In this message, Rod Loy looks at the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, people who had faith even when it was challenged with the threat of death.

Direct download: 2007_03_18_AM2.mp3
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It's one of the most famous stories in the Bible.  Daniel is thrown into a lion's den by evil men.  We all face lions in our lives.  No, not literal hungry beasts trying to eat us, but we all face impossible situations, illnesses, addictions, disease, or lies from people who mean to do us harm.

Rod Loy looks at how Daniel survived his night with the lions and what it has to tell us today as we face our lions.

Direct download: 2007_03_11_AM2.mp3
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There is a common theme in the Bible.  People reject God and the Word of God.  They don't want to hear any warnings or know that they are wrong.  They want to do their thing, their way. 

The same pattern is apparent in people today:  people fail and walk away from their relationship with God.  How can you make sure that you stay close to God?

Direct download: 2007_03_04_AM_2.mp3
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