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February 2024
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In this message, we look at a woman who modeled outrageous trust in God. When she had nothing, she gave God everything.  Her simple and obedient act was enough to catch the attention of Jesus. Her story will challenge you and remind you that Jesus knows your story!

Direct download: 2024_02_25_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

This message is the start of our new series, "No Name." Over the next six messages, we will look at some familiar stories from the Bible where the hero is never named. Although we don't know their name, we learn a lot from their faith! We start by looking at a marginalized man who Jesus included - it's an amazing story!

Direct download: 2024_02_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Direct download: 2024_02_11_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In this message, we continue our series on forgiveness by talking about one of the most difficult aspects of forgiveness - forgiving yourself. Ugly mistakes, painful failures, and past regrets have kept you trapped for too long - it's time to experience the freedom Jesus offers by starting the forgiveness journey. In spite of your painful past, you can move forward! 

Direct download: 2024_02_04_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we continue by looking at some practical steps for how to forgive. It is possible! Be ready to learn principles that will change your forgiveness journey.

Direct download: 2024_01_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we look at some very practical reasons why you should forgive. You will understand just how much depends on your decision to forgive. This is a life-changing message for you.

Direct download: 2024_01_21_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Over the next five weeks, we will talk about forgiveness and consider five key questions to help us understand the importance of forgiveness. Here’s a sneak preview: everything depends on it!  If you have pain from your past or are struggling to forgive - this message is for you!

Direct download: 2024_01_14_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

At FirstNLR, our goal is to be a healthy church – functioning as God intended and designed. In this message, we will look at the 12 signs of a healthy church found in Acts, chapter 2. It is a great message to share – they will learn who we are and what matters most. Pastor Rod also talks about some changes to expect in 2024. It’s going to be a special year.

Direct download: 2024_01_07_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Did everything go as planned in 2023? If not, don't worry - 2024 can be a better year! In this message, we will look at the story that follows the birth of Jesus and learn together some practical things to do during a season of waiting. If you want to see a change in 2024, watch this message!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Direct download: 2023_12_23_Audio_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

Are you tired, weak, and worn down? In the busyness of the holiday season, exhaustion often reveals itself. Watch the final message of our "Overcoming" series. With God's help, you can overcome exhaustion!

Direct download: 2023_12_17_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will continue our series by learning how God can help you overcome loneliness.

Direct download: 2023_12_10_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

This weekend, we will continue our series, "Overcoming", by talking about how God's power can help you overcome depression. If you or a loved one struggles with depression, we encourage you to watch or share this video!

Direct download: 2023_12_03_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, will continue our series, "Overcoming", and learn how to overcome an issue that affects all of us - fear. With God's help, you can overcome the fears that control you! 

Direct download: 2023_11_26_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will continue our series, “Overcoming,” and talk about how to overcome low self-worth with God’s help!

Direct download: 2023_11_19_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am CST

In this message, we are discussing anxiety. This life-controlling issue is impacting all generations. It doesn't matter how old you are, how much money you have, or what color your skin is - anxiety can affect you. But just because anxiety is common, doesn't mean it has to control you. With God's power, you can learn to overcome anxiety!

Direct download: 2023_11_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will discover another limitless aspect of God - His reach. No place is too difficult, and no person is too lost to be reached by the love and power of God. You will hear incredible stories of God's relentless desire to have His love shared with all people.

Direct download: 2023_11_05_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will learn another limitless aspect of God – His power. No issue, conflict, or attack of the enemy is too difficult for God's power to defeat! You will hear one of the craziest stories and leave in awe at God's miraculous power.

Direct download: 2023_10_29_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Everything in this world is limited. Nothing lasts forever because - ultimately - our time on Earth doesn't last forever. No matter how much money, time, or energy you have, eventually it runs out. In this message, we will look at a characteristic of God that is limitless. 

Direct download: 2023_10_22_Audio_Podcast_NEW_NEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am CST

It is easy to see where people place their trust. What people trust in and rely on is what the rest of their life is centered around. Whether it is money, success, or popularity, everyone places their trust somewhere. But as followers of Jesus, we are called to fully trust in God.

In this message, we will look at the story of Jesus' interaction with a very successful man. By common standards, he had achieved great things. But when fully following Jesus required him to trust God instead of his money, he couldn't commit. The idea of giving God complete control of his life caused him to walk away. How will you respond when God calls you to fully trust in Him?

Direct download: 2023_10_15_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever looked at a person with a series of horrible life decisions and said, "There is no hope for them"? Have you ever given up on someone because their past mistakes continue to be their present choices? Maybe you have done that to yourself. If so, the story we look at in this message will challenge your view on grace and highlight how God sees those people. You will discover no matter who you are or what you have done, it is never too late for Jesus!

Direct download: 2023_10_08_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm CST

In this message, we will look at the story of Jesus' interaction with a man who was controlled by something he couldn't defeat. Every aspect of his life was dictated by this issue - he didn't go a day without the pain of being held captive. No matter what he tried, he couldn't break free. But when Jesus arrived, everything changed! You will learn that Jesus can bring you that same freedom!

Direct download: 2023_10_01_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, as we continue One-On-One with Jesus, we’ll look at a fascinating story of grace and forgiveness. Lessons from this story will teach you about the restoration and forgiveness God extends to you. 

Direct download: 2023_09_24_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

The disciple Matthew is viewed as a strong leader in the early church. He faithfully followed Jesus, assisted in ministry, and wrote a book of the Bible. For many people, Matthew is a biblical hero. But when Jesus called Matthew to follow Him, it was shocking. To the people who knew Matthew, his past should have disqualified him from following Jesus.

In this message, we will look at Jesus' interaction with Matthew and His simple call to "follow." You will see no matter who you are, what you have done, or how far you have run from God, you are the perfect candidate for Jesus. Just like with Matthew, Jesus is calling you to "follow." 

Direct download: 2023_09_17_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever doubted God? Maybe a tragedy in life or a season of difficulty caused you to question your faith. If you are facing doubt right now, you may have so many questions that you aren't sure how you could ever believe in Him again. How can you believe in God and still deal with doubt? 

In this message, we will learn from the most famous doubter of all time - Thomas. Jesus' interaction with Thomas highlights how easy it is to doubt God and teaches key lessons we can all apply in seasons of doubt. Whether you are currently in that season or not, this is a great opportunity to learn how to deal with doubt! 

Direct download: 2023_09_10_Audio_Podcast_NEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am CST

Have you ever known someone who had a shameful, sinful, public past? You look at those people and eliminate their chances of ever finding Jesus - you think they've done too much or gone too far. Maybe that's how you look at yourself. You remember past mistakes and allow them to disqualify you from God's love. 
 
In this message, we will look at Jesus' interaction with a woman who everyone counted out. She knew what people thought of her past but didn't allow anything to keep her from Jesus. Instead of responding with shame and condemnation, Jesus welcomed the woman and extended undeserved grace.

Direct download: 2023_09_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

In this message, we will look at another encounter Jesus had with an unlikely individual. During the busyness of His ministry, Jesus went out of His way to change the life of an outcast. The story of this rejected and helpless woman will cause you to find hope in your desperate situation and realize you can never outrun God's love! It will be a powerful weekend.

Direct download: 2023_08_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

With this message, we start a new series, "One on One with Jesus." During Jesus' time on Earth, He captivated and inspired people from all walks of life. Jesus performed miracles and taught large crowds of desperate listeners, but he was never too busy for one person in need. We will learn powerful lessons from His interactions with unlikely individuals. We’ll start with one of the most amazing miracle stories! You will be encouraged to believe for your miracle!

Direct download: 2023_08_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Who is your master? What has control of you? For many, the answer would be drugs, technology, toxic relationships, or excessive spending. Unhealthy and dangerous habits can quickly trap you in the chains of toxicity and sin. So how do you escape?

As we finish our series looking at passages in the Bible that challenge our usual way of living, we discover a key lesson from Paul. Paul knew the captivating power of sin. He recognized the danger of being controlled by the wrong master. By learning from his words to the Romans, you will discover that making Jesus your master leads to true freedom!

Direct download: 2023_08_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

If you were offered a large sum of money, chances are you would take it. No matter how much you have or don't have, more money always seems like the best option. Money attracts people, drives people, and pushes people over the edge. More money seems nice, but what does Jesus say? 

As we continue to look at principles in the Bible that go against the traditional way of thinking, we come across a challenging lesson from Jesus. Jesus knows money has the power to control you and cause you to worry. He sees the stress and anxiety that your finances create. In a world that pushes you to have and make more, Jesus releases you from that pressure in an unexpected way. 

Direct download: 2023_08_06_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

When you think about the word, "enemy", who comes to mind? No matter who they are or how you know them, at some point in life, they hurt you deeply. Just picturing that person causes your blood pressure to go up, your fists to clench, and your mind to dream of revenge. If you could delete anyone from your life, this person would be your first choice.

As we continue our series, "Upside Down", you will discover another passage from the Bible that will help you stand out and point others to Jesus. In a world where revenge is common - and often approved - Jesus offers a countercultural command. Instead of targeting your enemy, He calls you to love them. This "upside down" statement is another key to being a life-long follower!

Direct download: 2023_07_30_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Some people make following Jesus sound easy. They claim being a Christian will result in an easy life, low stress, and big barrels of money. All of that sounds great - everyone would sign up for that deal. But is it true? 

As we continue our series, "Upside Down", we will take a look at another unconventional statement in the Bible. In a moment where Jesus was teaching His disciples, we discover the true price of being a "life-long follower." Jesus' death on the cross puts following into perspective. 

Direct download: 2023_07_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In today's world, winning matters. More than that, winning is the only thing that matters. On the sports team, your child needs to be the best. In school, your grades need to be the highest. At work, your production needs to outshine the competition. People push and pressure each other to be first. 

As we continue our series, "Upside Down", we will continue looking at unconventional passages in the Bible. In this message, you will learn a principle from Jesus that flies in the face of today's "must win" culture. According to Jesus, true success is achieved when you intentionally place yourself last. In order to be first, put others before you.

Direct download: 2023_07_16_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

One of my favorite thinking exercises is to approach a problem from a completely different perspective. I take my assumption or knowledge, turn it upside down and force myself to find a new, creative solution. I call it "upside-down thinking." 

As we begin our new series, "Upside Down", you will discover some upside-down statements in the Bible and learn how to apply them to your life. In this message, you will learn to embrace your weakness so God's strength can be made perfect. 

Direct download: 2023_07_09_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Pastor Parker, Pastor Randy, and Missionary JT Espejo were trapped in Sudan. For 13 days we prayed and believed the Lord would miraculously deliver them to safety. God did exactly that! 

Pastor Rod learned numerous lessons from the journey during and after the team's time trapped in a warzone. This journey taught him about parenting, what truly matters, and his relationship with the Lord. In this message, he will share his lessons so you can be prepared before your crisis. 

Direct download: 2023_07_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Everyone lives with expectations. You have expectations for your children, future, and career. Your plans and dreams are based on those expectations. But what happens when your expectations aren't met? What do you do when reality disappoints you? 

In this message, you'll discover how David's emotions in a disappointing season led to an unrealistic reaction. His extreme disappointment exposed his misplaced trust. When you trust the Lord, you don't have to be disappointed when reality doesn't meet your expectations!

Direct download: 2023_06_25_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am CST

Everyone dreams of what their life and family will be like. How many kids will you have? What position will you accept? When will you retire? You often dream about the future and God's plan for your life. But what happens when your world falls apart and your dreams die? 

In this message, we will continue to learn from the life of David. Looking at a moment in David's life where his greatest dreams seemed to be slipping away, you will see how easy it is to forget God's faithfulness in the middle of difficulty. But David's reaction to his dying dreams will teach you common mistakes to avoid. When all hope seems to be lost, God still has a plan for your life! 

Direct download: 2023_06_18_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Everyone loves to win. Celebrating an accomplishment or experiencing a victory seems to make every minor inconvenience in life disappear. But experiencing a great loss or walking through a painful season emphasizes the struggles you already face. What do you do when you lose? 

In this message, we will look at a story where David suffered a tragic loss. Instead of rejoicing in the victory of battle, David found himself discouraged because of his unimaginable circumstances. But in spite of the tragedy that surrounded him, David prioritized his relationship with the Lord. You will learn what to do in the face of life-changing loss.

Direct download: 2023_06_11_Audio_Podcast_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

As Pastor Parker and Pastor Randy have told the story of our team's escape from Sudan, God's divine intervention has been on full display. Miracle after miracle prove that their safe return is one only God could have orchestrated. If you missed either of the first two messages, we encourage you to watch them.

In this message, Missionary JT Espejo will finish the story with his unique perspective on their time in Sudan. You will celebrate the goodness of God!

Direct download: 2023_06_04_Audio_Podcast_NEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, Pastor Randy will pick up the story when our team had two major obstacles between them and safety - the desert and the Red Sea. Their faith was strong because they believed what God had done once, He could do again! You will be moved by the story of supernatural favor and divine protection.

Direct download: 2023_05_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

We prayed, we cried, and we believed. Now we get to hear the miraculous story of Pastor Parker, Pastor Randy, and JT's escape from Sudan. You will be inspired and reminded of God's faithfulness in spite of difficult and uncertain circumstances. The moments of unexplainable rescue and protection will cause you to say, "Only God."

Direct download: 2023_05_21_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am CST

When someone does you wrong, revenge can be very tempting. You aren’t alone in that temptation. In the story we look at in this message, David was consumed by the thought of revenge. We will learn the consequences of revenge and how to overcome the desire for it.

Direct download: 2023_05_14_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Decisions can be difficult. Deciding where to eat and what to wear may seem challenging, but it pales in comparison to major life decisions. When the question is who you should marry, which position you should accept, or where you should move, you look for a sign from God. Major decisions cause you to search for God's will. 

In this message, we will look at a story where David was faced with an incredibly difficult decision. He was on the run when an opportunity arose that could have set up the future he had dreamed of. But instead of acting off of his emotions, David aligned his decisions with God's vision and plan. You will discover how David's story can help with your next major life decision. 

Direct download: 2023_05_07_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

At some point in life, we all face discouragement. Whether it's a heartbreaking doctor's report or an unexpected family crisis, life includes discouraging challenges. No matter how hard you try, at some point, you will be discouraged.

In this message, we continue our series, "Running on Empty". We will look at a story where David was trapped in a cave and fighting for his life - nothing was going according to plan. As he awaited his uncertain future, we see his response to God's faithfulness in spite of his despair. No matter your situation or circumstance, you will be reminded the Lord is faithful!

Direct download: 2023_04_30_Audio_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever been in a desperate situation? Maybe you are in one right now. You feel stuck, overwhelmed, and helpless. When you find yourself in a desperate situation, you make decisions you never thought you would. 

In this message, we begin our new series, "Running on Empty". We will learn lessons from the life of one of the most famous people in the Bible - David. Throughout his life, David experienced some amazing victories. But he also faced many difficulties. We begin with David in a place of desperation and learn the destructive pattern of desperate people. 

Direct download: 2023_04_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever been betrayed? Have hateful words or actions changed your life? Maybe you've learned the people closest to you can hurt you the most. Facing the attack of a once-trusted friend and learning to move on is painful.

In this message, we will rewind to Jesus' final moments before His crucifixion and the Easter story. Understanding the pain Jesus experienced at the hands of His closest followers makes His decision to die on the cross extraordinarily powerful. You will be comforted and challenged by Jesus' actions.

Direct download: 2023_04_16_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Do you feel like things in your life are finished? Does it seem like you have no hope? In the case of Jesus, what looked like the biggest possible loss was really a win.  The end was really only the beginning. In this message, we look at the one day that changed the world forever!

Direct download: 2023_04_09_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

What do you do when challenging times come? What is your response to the unexpected?

In this message, we look at the faithfulness of God. No matter what challenge has come your way, no matter what difficulty you face, whether expected or unexpected, you can lean on the faithfulness of God. He is always with you!

Direct download: 2023_04_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am CST

At First NLR, we believe the Bible is our guidebook for living - the entire Bible. Every section of Scripture holds key lessons and meaningful words that God wants His people to learn. As a biblical Christian, you can't ignore verses, chapters, or books that include difficult truths. 

In this message we continue our series, "One Day that Changed the World." We look at a lesson Jesus gave His disciples right before He was crucified. As it was one of the final things Jesus taught, it's an important part of being a biblical Christian. This is a lesson we all need to hear!

Direct download: 2023_03_26_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Following Jesus and making it to Heaven often seems difficult and complex. How many prayers must you pray? How much of the Bible must you memorize? Sometimes it seems daunting! But if the path to Heaven was held in a single sentence - only 19 words - would it seem easier to reach?  

In this message, we will continue to learn from the final 24 hours Jesus spent with His disciples before His crucifixion. As the disciples were faced with the fear of Jesus' death, Jesus gave them 19 life changing words. In a single sentence, Jesus provided the answer that our lost world needs today! 

Direct download: 2023_03_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Has there ever been a day that changed your life? In a matter of moments your life was different - things would never go back to the way they were. You look back on that day with pain or happiness. Either way, those life-altering moments tell a monumental part of your story.

This message starts our new series - "One Day that Changed the World." We look at the final 24 hours Jesus spent with His disciples before His crucifixion. His final moments were filled with historic events, extraordinary lessons, and extreme heartbreak. We begin by learning how Jesus displayed true leadership in controversial fashion - it isa challenging lesson for us all. 

Direct download: 2023_03_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we finish our series by looking at the blessings God makes available to each of us through His Holy Spirit. If you are in a season of difficulty, this message will encourage you to keep going and challenge you to trust the Lord. In spite of your hurt and pain, the Holy Spirit can guide you through. 

Direct download: 2023_03_04_Audio_Podcast_123456.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will learn about the gifts of the Spirit and how God uses His people to accomplish His plan. Many people are confused about what the gifts of the Spirit are and how they work because they approach this topic through the lens of their tradition instead of looking at what the Bible says. we encourage you to watch ready to learn and prepared to be inspired!

Direct download: 2022_05_15_3rd_ONLINE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we will take a look at Jesus' final words to his disciples and the events that directly followed. Many people have a variety of opinions about these events, but we look at what the Bible says! We encourage you to watch with an open mind and prepared heart!

Direct download: 2023_02_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

This message kicks off our new series: "The Holy Spirit." Over the next four messages, you’ll learn about The Holy Spirit and His role in your life. Depending on your church background, you may have different ideas. We’ll base our study on the Bible! In this message, we start with a look at the practical role The Holy Spirit should play in the life of a biblical Christian. From the words of Jesus, you will discover how The Holy Spirit can strengthen your walk with God.

Direct download: 2023_02_12_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

In this message, we’ll conclude our series on healing by tackling some difficult questions:

 

Does miraculous healing actually happen?

Why don’t we see more miracles here in America? 

Why are some people healed when others aren’t? 

Why isn’t everyone healed?

What are some things that keep you from a miracle?

Is going to a doctor or taking medication a lack of faith? 

How do you restore your faith after praying so hard for a loved one that died in spite of those prayers? 

Direct download: 2023_02_04_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

The common cold comes and goes - life goes back to normal. But what about the lingering sickness, chronic pain, or uncontrollable anxiety that just won't go away? If you have been battling sickness and pain for far too long, healing is available for you.

In this message, we will take a look at the story of a lady who battled a disease for 12 years with no hope to be healed. When all hope is lost and solutions can't be found, Jesus' healing touch is available for you! 

Direct download: 2023_01_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

When you think of healing, you often think of sickness, disease, or chronic pain. But some of the most painful parts of life that cause you to cry for God's healing touch aren't diagnosable or easily seen. Broken hearts and shattered dreams can be life-controlling - your world comes crashing down with no hope in sight. In this message, you will hear a remarkable story of God’s healing power as we continue our series on healing.

Direct download: 2023_01_22_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever prayed for healing? If you have, you know how hopeless of a feeling it can be to have little control over your situation. As Americans, we want a plan or formula to fix our sickness and discomfort. But that isn't how healing works - you can't limit God to one miraculous method. 

With this message, we begin a 4-week series on healing.  We will learn what the Bible says about healing and set aside time to pray for a miracle in your life. I encourage you, if you or a loved one needs healing, don't miss a single message! As we look at two miraculous stories of healing from the Bible, you will see we serve a God powerful enough to heal in a multitude of ways!

Direct download: 2023_01_15_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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At FirstNLR, our goal is to be a healthy church. A healthy church is made up of healthy, biblical Christians working together in unity. In this message, we will look at the 12 signs of a healthy church from the first church in the Book of Acts. It’s an important reminder for all of us!

Direct download: 2023_01_08_Audio_Podcast_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am CST

As the New Year approaches, people all over the world take the opportunity to make changes in their life. Often called resolutions, these changes highlight areas of life that need to be different. With the New Year comes a new opportunity to be a new you!

In this message, we will take a look at the life of Moses. Early in Moses' life, he made a mistake that drove him from God and off the right path. But in spite of his sin, God used him in miraculous ways. You will see how past mistakes, pain, and sin cannot stop God's plan. You will be inspired to leave the past behind and embrace the new life God has for you!

Direct download: 2023_01_01_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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This message is fast-paced, filled with beautiful music and times for worship, and we will learn from the life-changing message of Christmas. 

Direct download: 2022_12_24_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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When times are tough and prices are up, it's hard to feel joyful. Thankfully, true joy - the joy God gives - can surprise you in your most difficult season. ⁠⁠

In this message, we will continue our series, "Songs of Christmas" and talk about a Christmas classic - "Joy to the World." From the moment He came to Earth as a baby, Jesus surprised people with joy. The powerful message Jesus brings is a cause for joy in all situations! 

Direct download: 2022_12_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am CST

In our chaotic and busy world, a peaceful night of sleep seems rare. Whether it's stress, sickness, or insomnia many people struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake up rested. If you are struggling with sleep, you don't want to miss this message.

As we continue our "Songs of Christmas" series, we will talk about "Silent Night" and how you can sleep in Heavenly peace. Instead of telling you about the latest trend or convincing you that you have the wrong mattress, we will take a look at stories from the Bible where people rested peacefully in the face of trouble. At the end of my message, we will pray for you to sleep!

Direct download: 2022_12_11_Audio_Podcast_NEW.mp3
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This message kicks off our new series: “Songs of Christmas”. In this series, we’ll look at some of the most well-known and loved Christmas songs. We’ll learn about their origin and the lessons that apply to us. We’ll start with “Go, Tell it on the Mountain”. Christmas is a time people are open to visiting church and hearing the gospel. They will come, but they must be invited and told. You will be challenged to take the good news and share it!

Direct download: 2022_12_04_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In this message, we conclude our study over the book of Jude. We will take a look at Jude's closing words - a powerful lesson on how biblical Christians should treat others. You will learn three principles for helping others and making a difference. We’ll also enjoy some laughter and fun - it’s going to be a great weekend! 

Direct download: 2022_11_27_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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It's easy to tell when someone has a destructive person speaking into their life. If someone is angry, frustrated, and rude - often they are surrounded by angry, frustrated, and rude people. If someone is generous, loving, and intentional - often they are surrounded by the same type of people. The people who speak into your life, influence how you act and what you value.

In this message, we continue our study over the book of Jude - a letter written to a church influenced by false teachers sharing a false gospel. It was a dangerous situation for the church because the false teachers provided a low commitment, "do what feels good" religion. You will learn how to detect false teachers and choose the right voices to speak into your life! 

Direct download: 2022_11_20_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Have you ever believed something that turned out to be fake? Maybe you were led down the wrong path by a business partner, spouse, or family member. Knowing that someone you trusted misguided or intentionally took advantage of you hurts. These people - false teachers - are selfish and destructive. 

In this message, we begin a new series on the book of Jude. Even though Jude is a short book, it holds many lessons on how you can defeat false teachers. As a biblical Christian, you must learn what it takes to resist temptation and remain faithful to God!

Direct download: 2022_11_13_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Have you ever made a purchase and then instantly regretted it?  Maybe it was an unreliable car, an outfit you thought was trendy, or a trip that ended up being a disappointment.  What did you learn from that purchase?  Some things aren't worth it - they are worthless, not priceless!
 
In this message, you will hear amazing stories of what God is doing around the world!  You will learn the value God places on people and will be challenged to do the same.  The opportunity you receive to express God's love to hurting people will be completely worth it - it will be priceless!

Direct download: 2022_11_05_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Every day you make value decisions - you decide what's worth the price and what's not.  People around you can tell what you value by looking at what you spend money on and how you spend your time.  When something is valuable, you don't think twice when it comes to time and money. 

In this message, we will learn about the most valuable thing of all.  It's worth more than a new house, a nice car, or a long vacation.  When we align our values with God's, it's absolutely worth the time and money.

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What do holding your child for the first time, having the entire family together for Christmas, and watching your grandchild chase their dreams have in common?  They are all priceless moments.  Whether it is a sentimental moment, a family heirloom, or a silly drawing your kid made in class, there are things worth more than money.
 
This message is the start of our new series, "Priceless."  We talk about the most precious, priceless moment of all!  We will take communion together and remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

Direct download: 2022_10_23_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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How many times have you been angry this week?  Maybe you yelled at a co-worker for missing a detail or punched the steering wheel after being cut off in morning traffic.  Whatever the situation, anger caused you to lash out in an unhealthy way. 
 
In this message, we finish our series "Life Lessons from a Loser."  Saul was known for being a hothead - he couldn't control his anger.   You will learn the root causes of anger and how you can defeat it when it rises in your spirit.  Because anger is common and dangerous, you must learn to control it before it's too late.

Direct download: 2022_10_16_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Have you ever been jealous of someone's family, success, or popularity?  When someone else is living the life you have always dreamed of, it can be difficult to deal with.  This feeling is common for many people.  Even though jealousy is common, it is also dangerous - it has the power to destroy you and your future. 
 
In this message, we continue to study the life of King Saul.  In spite of everything he had been blessed with, Saul couldn't stand when David was blessed.  You will learn from Saul's actions that jealousy has the power to ruin your life.

Direct download: 2022_10_09_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Everyone wants to live a blessed life.  You dream of a big house, a perfect family, and a long life.  Living a blessed life sounds wonderful - but as a biblical Christian, you must recognize that blessings are the result of your obedience to God's commands. 
 
In this message, we continue to study "Life Lessons from a Loser."  We learn from a moment in Saul's life when he directly disobeyed God's instructions and had to face the consequences.  Saul's actions expose the pattern and results of disobedience.

Direct download: 2022_10_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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If you are like most, failing terrifies you!  You don't want to fail so you work your hardest to be seen as a winner.  Winners - people who succeed in life - are liked and looked up to.  Losers - people who fail - are ridiculed and forgotten.

This message is the start of our new series called "Life Lessons from a Loser."  We will learn from the life of a guy in the Bible who seemed to have everything going right.  Even though he had great potential, his choices and actions propelled him towards failure and the legacy of being a loser. There are valuable lessons in his story and mistakes to avoid!

Direct download: 2022_09_25_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In this lesson, we will look at the message to the seventh church in Revelation. Jesus' words show you that being a biblical Christian is not simply following God when it is convenient or beneficial - it requires a commitment that lasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Jesus calls you to commit your entire life and follow Him.

Direct download: 2022_09_18_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Have you ever been in a season where everything seems to go wrong? Your family is struggling, your finances are suffering, your job is in jeopardy, and your health is going downhill.  Maybe you are there right now.  If so, Jesus' message in Revelation 3:7-12 will give you the hope you need. 
 
In this message, you will learn the powerful lesson that nothing can stop God's plan.  No sickness, rumor, or attack of the enemy can stop God's will from being accomplished.  In the season where you can't seem to catch a break, this is an important promise to remember.

Direct download: 2022_09_11_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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If you are like most, you care about your reputation.  You don't want others to believe you are a bad person, so you work hard to put yourself in a good light.  But a reputation means nothing if you don't live up to it.  In this message, we will look at Jesus' message to the church in Sardis.  Jesus' words in Revelation 3:1-3 show that you cannot truly follow Him based on the reputation of a relationship that you once had.  A healthy relationship with Jesus must be active and genuine.

Direct download: 2022_09_03_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In a world where your time, habits, and values are pulled in multiple directions, it can be hard to remain faithful to God.  Cultural Christianity tries to convince you that your ethical code can change based on the situation you are in.  As a biblical Christian, fight this temptation! 
 
In this message, we will look at Jesus' words. They are a strong warning for those who fail to remain faithful to Him.  But His words also provide a promise for those who do remain faithful - there is a reward waiting!

Direct download: 2022_08_28_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Have you ever felt alone in your walk with God?  Maybe you feel like your faith is being pried away by the people around you.  If so, Jesus has a message for you.
 
In this message, you will discover comforting words and a powerful promise from Jesus' message in Revelation 2:12-17.  When you are surrounded by evil, remember, God has not forgotten you!

Direct download: 2022_08_21_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In this message, you will learn powerful principles every Christian needs to know. If you are going through a challenging time and feel like people are against you, this will be a great message for you! No matter what is going on, stay faithful.

Direct download: 2022_08_07_Audio_Podcast_what.mp3
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This message is the beginning of our series, 7 Churches of Revelation. In this series, we focus on God’s message to these churches and to us. We start by looking at God’s message to Ephesus. Pastor Parker teaches about the warning signs of someone drifting away from God and about how to get back on track. If you feel like your relationship with God has not been growing, this is an excellent message for you!

Direct download: 2022_08_07_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Watch Pastor Shelby speak on his life vers, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Direct download: 2022_07_31_Shelby_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Watch Timothy Espejo speak on his life verse, Psalm 91:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Direct download: 2022_07_31_Tim_Espejo_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Watch Pastor Tim Hill speak on his life verse, Nehemiah 8:10
...the joy of the Lord is your strength!

Direct download: 2022_07_31_Tim_Hill_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Watch Yvette Rivera speak on her life verse, Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Direct download: 2022_07_31_Yvette_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Derick Brooks speak on his life verse, Ephesians 4:31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Direct download: 2022_07_23_Derick_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Phyllis Brents speak on her life verse, Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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Listen to Morganne Jumper speak on her life verse, James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Direct download: 2022_07_24_Morganne_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Jacob speak on his life verse, Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Direct download: 2022_07_23_Jacob_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Charity Workman speak on her life verse, Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Direct download: 2022_07_17_Charity_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Pastor Gary Tomlinson speak on his life verse, John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing."

Direct download: 2022_07_17_Gary_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Michael Holland speak on his life verse, Psalm 1:1-3
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers."

Direct download: 2022_07_17_Michael_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Richard Tatum speak on his life verse, Psalm 116:1-2
"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live."

Direct download: 2022_07_16_Richard_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to Donnivane Hall speak on his life verse, 1 John 4:4.
"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

Direct download: 2022_07_10_Donnivane_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am CST

Listen to Melody Jones speak on her life verse, Romans 15:13.
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Direct download: 2022_07_10_Melody_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am CST

Listen to Ronnie Ruple speak on his life verse, John 12:24.
"Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."

Direct download: 2022_07_10_Ronnie_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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Listen to James Decanter speak on his life verse, Philippians 1:6.
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Direct download: 2022_07_10_James_Audio_Podcast.mp3
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In this message, Pastor Parker will share his life verse.  If you - or someone you love - battle fear and anxiety, this is the perfect message to watch!  Pastor Parker's life verse will encourage and remind you that God is with you.

Direct download: 2022_07_02_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am CST

This is the start of our new series – “Life Verse”.  Pastor Rod will kick it off by sharing his life verse and how it has guided him and his family through life's most difficult moments.  The music is powerful in this message!

Direct download: 2022_06_26_Audio_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am CST