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

The apostle Peter is known to history as a great leader of the early church.  But early on, he was basically a loudmouth fisherman.  At one point, Peter chastized Jesus for predicting strife ahead for his followers.  Jesus gave him a harsh public rebuke, calling him Satan.  Ouch! Why did Jesus do that?  He wanted his followers at the time, and today, too, to understand that following Him carries a price.  Rod Loy looks at this story in this very important message for all followers of Christ.  Are we willing to pay the price?

Direct download: 2011_03_27_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

Direct download: 2011_03_20_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Why should we forgive?  How do we forgive?  What does it mean to forgive?  This is a subject we need to talk about often because this one issue often keeps people locked in the past - in a cycle of bitterness, anger, hurt, and regret.  Unforgiveness paralyzes families, destroys marriages, and ends long-term friendships.  Excuses don't change the fact that not forgiving hurts you, not the person you refuse to forgive.

Direct download: 2011_03_13_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm CDT

It's a famous story - when Jesus walked on the water during a storm, and it's Pete, average, normal, regular Pete, who briefly walks on the water with Jesus.  What can we learn from this encounter during our storms of life?


Direct download: 2011_03_06_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm CDT