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

This is a free audio download of Pastor Brad's new song he wrote for our series about people who are away from God. 

Direct download: Come_Back_Home.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am CDT

We've already talked about the prodigal son who came home, the father who welcomed him.  But there is another family member in Jesus' parable:  the older brother, who does not react in the same way as his father when he finds out his wayward brother has returned home.  Why did Jesus tell this story?  Who is the older brother, and what can Christians learn from him?

Direct download: 2013_03_24_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm CDT

What is God's response when you run away and then come home? 

Direct download: 2013_03_17_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

When you are spiritually lost, lots of people tell you what you need to do, but how?  When you have completely messed up your life, how do you start over?  How can you ever be right and whole again?  How do you find your way home?

Direct download: 2013_03_10_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm CDT

A lot of us have funny stories about running away - little kids loading their backpack and not even making it to the front door.  But there are also some horribly sad and tragic stories.  Maybe you did it.  You left home and started running.  Life on the run was filled with mistakes, failures,  and regrets.  It's the same whether you run from your physical home, or are running from your spiritual home - from God, and faith.  Life as a runaway is not all it's cracked up to be.

Direct download: 2013_03_03_AM_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm CDT