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

When we tell the Christmas story, we don't spend a lot of time dwelling on Herod the Great, who brutally ruled the area where Jesus was born.  But his story is an important part of the real Christmas story.

Direct download: 2015_11_29_AM3_1-2-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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The Bible doesn't say much about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.  But we can learn a lot about what it takes to be a person of integrity by his actions.  He was wiling to give up his own plans and dreams in order to further God's plan for our world.

Direct download: 2015_11_22_AM3_1-2-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm CST

Our society is once again racing headlong into the Christmas season. But for the next 40 days, we are going to slow down and really consider the first Christmas.  We're going to look closer and learn from the main characters in the story.   Perhaps the most famous woman in the Bible is Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was fantastically used by God.

Direct download: 2015_11_15_AM2_Podcast-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm CST

Closed, locked doors do not stop God!  Pastor Rod finishes our missions series with more stories about the Gospel reaching into impossible places, and how one 5 year old boy made a difference in a distant country.

Direct download: 2015_11_08_AM3_1-2-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm CST

There are countries all over the planet that are closed to the Gospel. But closed and locked doors don't stop God!   

Direct download: 2015_11_01_AM3_1-2-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm CST