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

With the year coming to an end, many people are deciding on their resolutions for the new year. What's the one big thing you're planning to work on? We will look at how to commit to change, but more importantly start the new year fresh and more like Jesus!

Direct download: 2019_12_28_SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
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Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Direct download: 2019_12_21_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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I have forgiven my peers, but what do I do if I have to forgive myself? How do I get rid of the self shame I have brought onto myself? This weekend, we will look at the Bible and take a look at what it says about how to forgive ourselves.

Direct download: 2019_12_7_Podcast_1.mp3
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How do we forgive, and how can we move past major hurts?  How can I just move on?  This weekend, we'll use scripture to figure out the biblical way to forgive those who hurt us most.

Direct download: 2019_11_16_Sat_Podcast_Audio.mp3
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Why should you forgive, when the hurt may not even be your fault? Shouldn't the offending person make the first move? This weekend, we'll take a look at Scripture to determine why forgiveness is not only a good idea--but imperative for every believer. 

Direct download: 2019_11_16_Sat_Podcast_-_A.mp3
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Forgiveness is a practice at the heart of our faith. This weekend, we'll start a new series on forgiveness by exploring what it means--and doesn't mean--to forgive.

Direct download: 2019_11_09_SAT_Podcast_a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm CDT

As a church family, we understand that because every soul matters to God, every soul must matter to us. But, what does that look like in everyday life? This weekend, we'll look at practical ways of applying this guiding principle to your life.

Direct download: 2019_10_26_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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"Every Soul Matters to God" is a phrase you hear a lot around here.  ESMTG. We print it on t-shirts, cups, pens--everything imaginable!  But, it's more than a catchy saying.  It is a core value.

Direct download: 2019_10_19_SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm CDT

In today's sermon, Pastor Rod recounts the story of the prophet Elijah at an incredibly low point in his life. It is a model for overcoming discouragement and depression.

Direct download: 2019_10_12_SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm CDT

Naaman's is the story of an unexpected miracle and an unexpected hero. Even if you have heard this story before, you might be surprised!

Direct download: 2019_10_05_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
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Pride comes at a high price. In this sermon we will study one of the most prideful men in the Old Testament - King Nebuchadnezzar.

Direct download: 2019_09_14__SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
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Pastor Rod Loy sits down with missionaries Derek and Tammy Walker to discuss their important work in Africa.

Direct download: 2019_09_07_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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Do you ever feel like God isn't making sense? In this message, we study the story of a man who obeyed God even when it didn't make sense.

Direct download: 2019_08_31_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm CDT

We continue our series Great Bible Stories by looking at the story of a lesser known character from the Bible - Ehud. This story of obedience and faithfulness reminds us that God uses unlikely people to do amazing things.

Direct download: 2019_08_24_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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Every family is different, and sadly, today we see a lot of families who have ongoing conflict! This weekend we study one of the most famous stories from the Bible surrounding conflict within the family, and learn how to end those family feuds. It's time to resolve conflict biblically and bring unity to the family.

Direct download: 2019_08_17_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

In this new series called "Great Bible Stories", we look at Josiah, the youngest boy to rule Judah. It is an encouraging message that will remind us that we are never too young to be used by God.

Direct download: 2019_08_10_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm CDT

We conclude our series "Teach Us To Pray" with the last line of the Lord's prayer. It is a powerful lesson on how to maintain a healthy God-dependence, recognizing that everything we have and everything we are comes from Him!

Direct download: 2019_08_03_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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"and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil..." In a society that normalizes sin, how do we recognize temptation? How do we prepare ourselves for battle and ask the lord to give us strength to stand against temptation? Today we look at the fifth line of the Lord's prayer as Pastor Rod breaks down how to pray this way.

Direct download: 2019_07_27_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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Forgiveness isn't an easy subject, but it is an incredibly important one. In the fourth part of his Teach Us To Pray series, Pastor Rod will discuss the key components of one of the toughest lines of the Lord's prayer. "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors..."

Direct download: 2019_07_20_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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We continue our series, Teach Us To Pray, by looking at the third line of the Lord's Prayer which asks us to depend upon God for our daily needs. Pastor Rod's message will challenge you to let go and fully depend upon God for the strength you need.

Direct download: 2019_07_13_SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
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We continue our series, Teach Us To Pray, by looking at the second line of the Lord's Prayer. Pastor Rod will break down this powerful sentence, teaching what it means to seek after the will of God, allowing Him to be in control. #FirstNLR #RodLoy #TeachUsToPray #ESMTG

Direct download: 2019_07_06_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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In this first message of the Teach Us to Pray series, Pastor Rod explores the opening of the Lord's Prayer as a model for beginning our daily time with our Heavenly Father.

Direct download: 2019_06_29_Sat_Podcast_A.mp3
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All followers of Christ should make the pursuit of the presence of God their first priority. Powerful blessings accompany Gods presence. In this message, Pastor Rod finishes our series on worship by talking about preparing for the presence of God.

Direct download: 2019_06_22_SAT_Podcast_A.mp3
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King David made a big mistake when he tried to bring the arc of the covenant to Jerusalem the first time, and he learned a hard lesson. Pastor Rod teaches us how we can learn about effective worship through Kind David's second try. David got it right that time, and we can too.

Direct download: 2019_06_15_Sat_Podcast.mp3
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King David, on a mission to bring the Arc of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, made a mistake in judgement that separated him and his people from the presence of God. In this message, Pastor Rod teaches how David's mistake and later his realization is a lesson to all of us about the great value of staying in the presence of God.

Direct download: 2019-06-08_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
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If you grew up in church, you probably were taught about the story of The Good Samaritan. What was Jesus really trying to teach us from this parable? What does "love your neighbor" mean to a follower of Jesus?

Direct download: 2019_06_01_SAT_Podcast_1.mp3
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Watching the way we live, it appears we believe "My life consists of what I have -- my stuff."  Jesus warns us about the dangers of a life consumed by greed in a parable that you may not have heard before.

Direct download: 2019_05_25_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
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One of the most confusing stories Jesus told was the parable of the talents.  In this message Pastor Rod reveals how Jesus's story illustrates God's approach to his resources and our responsibilities.

Direct download: 2019_05_18_Sat_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm CDT

From one of Jesus' parables we learn that God loves everyone and heaven celebrates when someone makes the decision to follow Jesus. From another story, we learn that God seeks after those who are lost.

Direct download: 2019_05_11_AUDIO_PODCAST.mp3
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There is a seat at the table for you! You are welcome to be a part of God's family. Pastor Rod looks at an incredible story Jesus told and what it means for you.

#firstnlr #esmtg #parable

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Have you ever looked down on people who don’t have “as much of God" as you? Maybe you've seen someone who is new to faith and struggling with addiction and thought, “They just need to clean themselves up.” Pastor Brian teaches what to do if you struggle with spiritual pride.

Direct download: 2019_04_27_ON_DEMAND_1.mp3
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One missing piece can ruin things.  A nine-thousand piece puzzle with one missing piece is worthless.  Sports teams, businesses, and relationships routinely fail because of some vital, missing element.  In this Easter message, Pastor Rod discusses the importance of finding that important, missing piece in our lives.

Direct download: 2019_04_20_Sat_Podcast.mp3
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Pastor Rod concludes our series on Healing. One touch from Jesus can change everything. Regardless of your situation, Jesus can and wants to heal you.

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What is the "right" way to be healed? Do miracles only happen if you follow a formula? Who has to pray if you want to be healed? Pastor Rod Loy walks through these questions and more.

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Looking at stories from the Bible, Pastor Rod shares practical ways to care for someone battling long-term illness and things to remember if you are battling a long-term illness.

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Pastor Rod begins our new series looking at stories from the Bible when people were miraculously healed by Jesus.

Direct download: 2019_03_16_SAT_Podcast_1.mp3
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We finish our series on The Fruit of the Spirit with the final fruit, one that seems to be increasingly rare in our angry, out-of-control society: self-control.

Direct download: 2019_03_09_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm CDT

Society doesn't often reward the gentle over the harsh or the humble over the judgmental.  It has even become common for Christians to match the world's harsh injustice with a kind of "righteous" harshness.  In this eighth lesson on the fruit of the Spirit, we explore the gentle attitude that Jesus expects of his followers.

Direct download: 2019_03_02_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
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What does faithfulness look like for the follower of Jesus? What is the evidence of a life of faithfulness? Join us today as Pastor Rod answers those questions.

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The word "good" might be the most overused word in the English language.  We use it to describe our children's behavior, our food, even our dog.  To be "good" has come to mean "not bad", but in the scripture, good means much more.  In this message on the sixth Fruit of the Spirit, we learn what the Bible teaches about goodness.

Direct download: 2019_02_16_Sat_Podcast_1.mp3
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One of the most difficult fruit of the spirit to develop is patience. As members of an instant society, it can be difficult to tolerate the the aspects of life that develop more slowly. In today's lesson we explore why patience is such an important fruit for followers of Christ to produce, and how we might cultivate patience in our lives.

Direct download: 2019-02-09_Sat_Online_Podcasts.mp3
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Kindness has become rare in our society.  For followers of Jesus, kindness should be a normal, everyday, all the time priority.  In this message we explore the importance of this fourth fruit of the spirit.

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Kindness has become rare in our society.  For followers of Jesus, kindness should be a normal, everyday, all the time priority.  In this message we explore the importance of this fourth fruit of the spirit.

Direct download: 2019_02_02_Sat_Podcast_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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In today's world peace can be a rarity - It doesn't have to be though! God wants us to experience the peace He can provide on a daily basis. Learn how you can have peace regardless of your circumstances. Share and Invite your friends who need peace.

Direct download: 2019_1_27_Podcast.mp3
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We continue our study of the Fruit of the Spirit with a look at Joy. The Apostle Paul tells us that followers of Christ should be filled with the Joy of the Lord. How can we find and live a life full of joy?

Direct download: 2019_01_19_Sat_Podcast_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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This weekend, we start a brand new series "The Fruit of the Spirit." Each week, we will look in depth at one of the Fruits of the Spirit, and be challenged to grow. We kick off our study with the dominant theme in Paul's letters... love.

Direct download: 2019_01_12_Sat_Podcast_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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God created the church and it belongs to Him. Our goal is to please Him in who we are and what we do. Your quest and mine should be for a biblically functioning community - a healthy church that fulfills the purposes of a church as laid out in Scripture.

Direct download: 2019_01_05_Sat_Podcast_-_MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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