First Assembly NLR Audio Podcast

Rod Loy

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

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7 Churches of Revelation - Smyrna

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.

29m
Aug 15
7 Churches of Revelation | Ephesus

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!

30m
Aug 08
Life Verse | Pastor Shelby Thomas

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.

32m
Aug 01
Life Verse | Timothy Espejo

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.

26m
Aug 01
Life Verse | Pastor Tim Hill

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

34m
Aug 01
Life Verse | Yvette Rivera

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.

41m
Aug 01
Life Verse | Derick Brooks

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.

28m
Jul 25
Life Verse | Phyllis Brents

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.

26m
Jul 25
Life Verse | Morganne Jumper

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.

33m
Jul 25
Life Verse | Jacob

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.

31m
Jul 25
Life Verse | Donnivane Hall

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."

27m
Jul 11
Life Verse | Melody Jones

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."

33m
Jul 11
Life Verse | Ronnie Ruple

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."

31m
Jul 11
Life Verse | James Decanter

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."

34m
Jul 11
Life Verse | Pastor Parker Loy

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.

34m
Jul 04
Family Farm | Different Seeds Produce a Different Harvest

In this message, we’ll consider some of your questions about the Family Farm and deal with some difficult painful truths.  Here are some of the questions we will consider:   How do you not reproduce bad seeds that were planted in you?   How do you avoid passing negative things down to the next generation? How do you deal with the regrets of planting the wrong things? You’ll discover how making the decision to change your harvest can transform your family’s legacy.  You can’t change the past, but you can control your future.

33m
Jun 20
Family Farm | Plant Good Seeds for a Good Harvest

In this message, we continue "Family Farm" and the study over the right seeds to plant in your family!  By now, you understand that whatever seed you plant grows - good or bad.  The three seeds that we will look at in this message don't just work in your family - they work in your job, with your friends, and even in our church!

32m
Jun 13
Family Farm | Plant the Right Seeds

In this message, we’ll talk about the right seeds to plant.  You will learn characteristics and behaviors that will cause your family to grow into everything you imagined and everything God planned they could be.  It’s time to plant the right seeds! If you don't yet have a family or don't plan on having one, these principles will still impact the way you approach other relationships.

39m
Jun 07
Family Farm | You Get What You Plant

At First NLR we believe in building healthy families.  In fact, it is one of our Core Values!  But building a healthy family, raising healthy children, and fostering a healthy marriage is much easier said than done.  It takes work - hard work.    In this message, you will discover principles that have the power to change your family's legacy for the better.  No matter where your family is at on this journey, We challenge you to watch each message.  We want your family to be healthy, whole, and life-long followers of Jesus. If you are single, don't click away!  The principles we will learn are easily transferable to other relationships.  And, you’ll discover the important role you play as together we raise the next generation of leaders.

34m
May 30
Obeying Jesus | Take Up Your Cross

In this message, we’ll look at a passage that covers the most difficult teaching of Jesus’ entire ministry, but one that is absolutely necessary to be His follower.  It’s a clear command, that ends with a difficult question and forces a decision.  This will be challenging and convicting. We praying that you will rise to the challenge as you discover just how high a price there is to obey and follow Jesus.

42m
May 23
Obeying Jesus | Ask God For Help!

Our world is more independent than ever!  With self-help books, tutorials on YouTube, and DIY projects the emphasis is doing it on your own.  But Jesus tells us that in this world, we will face trouble - trouble that we cannot conquer alone.  In this message, we will discover the power behind seeking God's help.  When you ask, God responds! ⁠

31m
May 16
Obeying Jesus | No Place to Judge

The fear of being judged is something that keeps people away from church.  There is no doubt that the Church in America has the reputation of being judgmental - but this is not how it should be.  In this message, as we continue to study the commands of Jesus, we will see the biblical view on judgment.  Nobody is perfect, therefore nobody has the place to judge.  When you judge others from a place of imperfection, you fall into the vicious trap of hypocrisy.  Together we will learn how to escape this cycle of judgment.

33m
May 09
Go and Share!

Jesus said, Mt.28:19 “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…”  In this message, we’ll consider our response to that command.  You’ll enjoy some incredible stories of how the seed you have planted has resulted in an incredible harvest.  It’s going to be a fun look at how God has used your generous giving in remarkable ways.

36m
May 03
Obeying Jesus | Why Should You Forgive?

In this message, we continue our study of the commands of Jesus.  There is no question where Jesus stands when it comes to forgiveness - we must forgive everyone.  That's hard when our world values revenge and retaliation over biblical restoration.  But as biblical followers of Jesus, we know that the price for failing to forgive is clear.⁠

31m
Apr 25
Obeying Jesus | The Ultimate Love Story

When you think of Easter, you may not think of it as a love story. In this message, we explore the remarkable love of Jesus and His commands for us regarding love. It really is the ultimate love story!

28m
Apr 18