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First Assembly NLR Audio Podcast

Listen each week as Pastor Rod Loy teaches from our Guidebook for Living - the Bible.

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Listen each week as Pastor Rod Loy teaches from our Guidebook for Living - the Bible.

Rank #1: It's a Miracle! pt. 5: Never Too Late

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Maybe you feel like your situation is hopeless - like you don't have a chance - that all hope is gone?  Maybe you just feel like giving up.  It's a horrible feeling.  But with Jesus, even in our darkest moments, it's never too late!

Oct 12 2015

34mins

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Rank #2: Elephant in the Room - Sexuality

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What does the Bible tell us about Sexuality? Dr. Ryan Darrow lays it out for us Biblically.

Jun 26 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Bridge the Gap, pt. 2

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Our mission as followers of Jesus is to be "bridge builders", to share the Good News about Jesus, whose death on the cross bridged the gap between God and man. Having walked across that bridge ourselves and discovered the love of God, we have an obligation and an assignment to help others walk across the bridge, too.

Oct 27 2014

35mins

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Rank #4: Daniel: Dare To Be Different Pt. 1 - Who Does God Say I Am?

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Satan wants you to be known not for who you are but for what you do and what you have done.  He wants your sin and your past to define you.  God wants you to see yourself as He sees you--to give you a brand new name

Jun 30 2018

33mins

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Rank #5: Elephant in the Room PT1 - Alcohol

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What does the Bible say about Alcohol? Find out what it says and also find out what our stance as a church is. 

Jun 14 2017

56mins

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Rank #6: Only God, pt. 6: Dig a Ditch

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What should we do when we can't "feel" God?  In these spiritual dry times, what does it mean to dig a ditch?

Oct 02 2016

18mins

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Rank #7: Healthy Church

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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.

Jan 06 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: Ten Commandments Pt. 1 - No Other Gods Before Me

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The first commandment is, "You shall have no other gods before Me."  The temptation is to say, "I've got this one down, I don't pray to evil spirits.  I love Jesus."  If that is your response, then you've missed the intent of this commandment.

Aug 12 2018

29mins

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Rank #9: Forgiveness Pt. 1 - What is Forgiveness?

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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.

Nov 10 2019

31mins

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Rank #10: Why?, pt. 1: Seek and Save

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Why did God send His Son, Jesus, to earth?  What was so important that Jesus would leave Heaven and all its perfect wonder to come to flawed, me

Aug 09 2015

35mins

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Rank #11: Dangerous Road Ahead, pt. 1

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In this message, Pastor Rod Loy talks about making it through life's dangerous roads. We'll also hear about some amazing people who choose to face danger while serving Jesus.

Oct 23 2016

54mins

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Rank #12: Say Whaaat?, pt. 8: Resolve Conflict Biblically

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In life, you are going to experience conflict.  It's inevitable.  How we deal with conflict makes the difference.  Jesus had another radical idea about go through your conflicts.  In this message, Pastor Randy Jumper examines how Jesus said we should restore broken relationships.

Aug 03 2015

35mins

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Rank #13: Why? pt. 2: Life More Abundant

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Jesus said "I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly."  What does that mean?  What are things that keep us from having abundant lives today?

Aug 16 2015

28mins

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Rank #14: God Has A Plan Pt. 1 - If My People...

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God promises that He has a plan for our future, and that includes the future of our nation. This weekend, we will look at one of God's promises that includes specific actions and behavior on our part, in order to see the nation strong and healthy. We will look to God's word to define the position of our hearts and guide our interactions with others. It's not a message you want to miss!

Jan 19 2020

45mins

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Rank #15: Say Whaaat?, pt. 1: Treasure in Heaven

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In this series, we are looking at bold, counter-cultural teachings of Jesus that have changed the way people view life, circumstances, relationships, and problems.  In this message, Pastor Rod Loy looks at Jesus' teachings on money.  Jesus said we should be more concerned with treasures in Heaven than on earth.  What does that mean?  How should we do that?

Jun 07 2015

27mins

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Rank #16: Moses: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life, pt. 4: No More Excuses

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We want God's plan as long as it is easy, and makes sense.  We want it to be logical, detailed, and complete with every step clearly laid out in advance.  But what happens when we don't know all the details?  Like Moses, will we find it hard to obey God at first?

Jul 27 2014

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Rank #17: Worship Pt. 3 - The Presence of God

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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.

Jun 23 2019

37mins

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Rank #18: Move Up, pt. 1: What is Stewardship?

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Jesus taught a lot about money and stewardship.   15% of Jesus' teaching was on the subject of money and our possessions, more than all His teachings on Heaven and Hell combined. He spent so much time on the subject because He knew that the whole area of money and finances is a difficult area for people to obey God.  There are some powerful Kingdom principles about money that can and will alter your life and future.

Jun 08 2014

27mins

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Rank #19: Jesus is for Everyone, pt. 8: It's the Truth

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Are you a doubter?  You can read so many crazy stories, hoaxes, and conspiracies on the Internet these days, it's hard to believe if anything is the truth anymore.   Thomas, one of Jesus's disciples, had a hard time believing that Jesus had actually risen from the grave.  The way Jesus showed him the truth is the same way He helps us when we doubt.  

May 31 2015

30mins

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Rank #20: Moses - Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life, pt. 1: Hope Floats

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We often wonder "why?"  We search to find a reason, meaning or purpose in difficult circumstances, unjust decisions, and unreasonable people. When there are no good answers, it forces a difficult decision: Will you trust God despite circumstances?

Jul 06 2014

31mins

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Finding Freedom

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Ready to experience freedom?

In this message we look at a story during a time where the early church was facing intense persecution. Some disciples were put to death, but Peter was put in prison. It wasn't long until God freed Peter - and that same freedom can be yours today!

Mar 01 2021

47mins

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Don't Give Up

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Do you need a miracle? Have you been praying and asking God for years? Don't give up! Our God is faithful. Today could be your day! In this message you will hear the story of Peter healing a man who had been waiting for his miracle for a long time. It's a faith building message!

Feb 22 2021

42mins

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The Warning Signs of Failure

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Is failure avoidable?

Absolutely! In this message we look at a time when Peter failed big. You'll learn the warning signs of failure, and how to recognize those red flags in your own life. There is hope!

Feb 08 2021

28mins

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The Price of Following Jesus

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Is there a price for following Jesus?

In this message, we study a moment when Jesus had to speak clearly and directly to prepare His disciples, His closest followers, for persecution. This wasn’t an easy message then, and isn’t any easier now. It's a key lesson for every follower of Jesus!

Jan 31 2021

49mins

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Lessons in the Storm

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In this episode, we look at one of the best-known Bible stories in our series on Lessons from the Life of Peter. Through Peter’s story of facing a storm, you’ll learn what to do and how to survive when you face storms in your own life. You'll be encouraged by the reminder that Jesus is with you in the storm!

Jan 25 2021

37mins

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Blessing Follows Obedience

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Blessing Follows Obedience. In this message we look at a story from the Bible when God provided for Peter in a miraculous way. In it you'll learn important principles for opening the door to God’s blessing in your own life.

Jan 18 2021

32mins

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Lessons from the Life of Peter

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Peter learned some pretty tough lessons while following Jesus as one of His disciples. In this message, we take a hard look at what it cost Peter to follow Jesus—and how that applies to anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord of their life.

Jan 10 2021

34mins

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A Healthy Church

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Jan 03 2021

48mins

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God's Promises | The Final Promise

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He is on your side, and He’s going to watch over you, protect you, and see you through. Through songs and videos, along with a message on the final promise of the year, we reflect on all the promises we’ve learned throughout 2020.

Dec 28 2020

35mins

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The Promise of Christmas: A Savior

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For unto us a savior was born, and His name is Jesus! We celebrate Christmas because of His birth and gift of salvation ✨

Dec 14 2020

46mins

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The Promise of Christmas: Joy

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Are you ready for the sights and sounds of Christmas? This service is full of incredible music, exciting elements, and an incredible story about God’s Promise of joy given at the first Christmas in Bethlehem. There may be sadness and discouragement around us, but because of Jesus, you can have joy!

Dec 07 2020

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God's Promises | Answered Prayer

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In this message, we study God’s Promise to answer your prayers. If you have loved ones visiting for Thanksgiving—bring them with you, or tune in together online! The service is engaging and high-energy, full of music and testimonies that demonstrate the faithfulness of our God.

Nov 30 2020

43mins

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God's Promises | Protection

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In this message, we study God’s Promise of salvation. If you have been on the edge of completely surrendering control to Jesus, this for you! If you have been praying for unsaved friends and loved ones, share this with them. It’s a powerful message full of testimonies and music, all pointing to the incredible redeeming power and love of our God.

Nov 25 2020

40mins

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God's Promises | Protection

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In this episode, we study God’s Promise to strengthen you and protect you. If you’ve been going through a tough time and are feeling defeated, this message is for you. You’ll be encouraged by the promise that you serve a supernatural God who is greater than your enemy!

Nov 16 2020

26mins

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God's Promises | Healing

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In this message, we’ll study one of God’s Promises you can stand on in times of sickness. Pastor Rod will answer common questions about healing.

Whether you’ve been waiting on a miracle for days, years, or decades—God’s healing power is real, and it’s available to you. Our team is looking forward to praying with you to receive it!

Nov 09 2020

27mins

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God's Promises | Overflowing Blessings

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In this message, we look at one of God’s Promises that demonstrates how His blessings correspond to your generosity. Getting ahold of this promise is THE antidote to anxiety and frustration about your finances!

Nov 02 2020

22mins

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God's Promises | A New Creation

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This weekend, we’ll look at God’s Promise of hope—of a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. And, once you really grasp this promise, there’s no way you’ll be able to keep it to yourself! It is life-changing hope, and it’s for everyone.

Oct 26 2020

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God's Promises | Jesus is for Everyone

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In this message, we will look at one of God’s Promises that addresses the issue of prejudice. It’s found at the end of one of the most remarkable stories in Scripture.

You will be challenged to think, and act differently. Come with an open heart, an open mind. This promise is an incredible opportunity to become more like Jesus—to see like He sees and love like He loves.

Oct 13 2020

41mins

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God's Promises | Joy

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"Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy." {Psalm 126:5}

Nothing is wasted with God. You may be enduring a tough trial, or even a tough season, but on the other side of this trouble is victory! Today we look at a promise of God found in Psalm 126:5 that gives us peace for exactly this type of season.

Oct 05 2020

24mins

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God's Promises | Trouble

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In this message as we study a promise Jesus gave His disciples shortly before His crucifixion. You’ll learn an important truth that will help you not only keep going, but walk in victory—no matter what this life throws at you!

Sep 28 2020

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By donny lantrip - Jan 01 2012
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Pastor Rod puts all his messages into our Dailey living .He knows how to get the point across.

Awesome sermons

By Gentry3 - Nov 11 2009
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We love our pastor rod!!!!