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

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!

34mins

12 Oct 2015

Rank #1

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Elephant in the Room - Sexuality

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

1hr 6mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #2

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Bridge the Gap, pt. 2

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.

35mins

27 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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

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

33mins

30 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Elephant in the Room PT1 - Alcohol

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

56mins

14 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Only God, pt. 6: Dig a Ditch

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

18mins

2 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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Healthy Church

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.

42mins

6 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Ten Commandments Pt. 1 - No Other Gods Before Me

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.

29mins

12 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Forgiveness Pt. 1 - What is Forgiveness?

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.

31mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Why?, pt. 1: Seek and Save

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

35mins

9 Aug 2015

Rank #10

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Dangerous Road Ahead, pt. 1

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.

54mins

23 Oct 2016

Rank #11

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Say Whaaat?, pt. 8: Resolve Conflict Biblically

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.

35mins

3 Aug 2015

Rank #12

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Why? pt. 2: Life More Abundant

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?

28mins

16 Aug 2015

Rank #13

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God Has A Plan Pt. 1 - If My People...

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!

45mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Say Whaaat?, pt. 1: Treasure in Heaven

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?

27mins

7 Jun 2015

Rank #15

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

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?

30mins

27 Jul 2014

Rank #16

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Worship Pt. 3 - The Presence of God

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.

37mins

23 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Move Up, pt. 1: What is Stewardship?

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.

27mins

8 Jun 2014

Rank #18

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

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.  

30mins

31 May 2015

Rank #19

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

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?

31mins

6 Jul 2014

Rank #20