River Rock Church

River Rock Church

River Rock Church in Belle Plaine, MN exists to help people of all ages Connect with Christ and Live W.E.L.L. Lives (Worshiping  Encouraging  Loving  Learning). We strive to share God's Word in a real, relevant and refreshing way.... Show More

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August 11, 2019 28 min

Just about everyone dreams about how much better their life would be if they only had more money and some people spend their entire lives pursuing more wealth. The Bible has a lot to say about money and the wise ways to use it for a more fulfilling life. James warns those who think they will find joy and security in their riches. Listen and be encouraged to trust Jesus and grow in faith because your money is not enough. Pastor Chri... Read more

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August 4, 2019 26 min

While it’s easy to be happy and trust God while everything is working out according to our plans, mature Christ-followers count on life’s unpredictable timing and keep walking with Jesus even when it seems like life is falling apart. James helps us put our lives in perspective when he says, “Now listen, you who say, “’Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you ... Read more

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The Bible gives warnings and offers strategies to help us keep our inner anger from raging before we blow up relationships and destroy our reputation. Listen and be encouraged to find peace for those inner conflicts and avoid giving into to those angry outbursts. Pastor Chris Teien

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The Bible gives warnings and offers strategies to help us keep our inner anger from raging before we blow up relationships and destroy our reputation. Listen and be encouraged to find peace for those inner conflicts and avoid giving into to those angry outbursts. Pastor Chris Teien

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July 14, 2019 26 min

True Wisdom is more than knowledge gained by life experience – it is also insight and strategies straight from God who created us and knows the best way for us live. In James 3:13-18 we get a glimpse of how wise people think and act, “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom…” Listen and be encouraged to pursue the pure wisdom of the L... Read more

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July 14, 2019 26 min

True Wisdom is more than knowledge gained by life experience – it is also insight and strategies straight from God who created us and knows the best way for us live. In James 3:13-18 we get a glimpse of how wise people think and act, “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom…” Listen and be encouraged to pursue the pure wisdom of the L... Read more

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The Bible warns us that our words matter. James writes, “And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” (James 3:6 NLT). While words can be destructive, they can also be encouraging, edifying, educational, healing and helpful. Listen and be encouraged to control your tongue ... Read more

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We know that we can’t do enough good deeds to get ourselves into Heaven, instead we repent and give our lives to Jesus to be saved and experience eternal life with Him. Some people think that faith is all that is required in the Christian life, but James makes it very clear that if you truly have faith it will be evident by the good deeds you do. Some complain that New Testament writers Paul and James contradict each other when it ... Read more

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June 30, 2019 28 min

We know that we can’t do enough good deeds to get ourselves into Heaven, instead we repent and give our lives to Jesus to be saved and experience eternal life with Him. Some people think that faith is all that is required in the Christian life, but James makes it very clear that if you truly have faith it will be evident by the good deeds you do. Some complain that New Testament writers Paul and James contradict each other when it ... Read more

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If we are not careful it is easy to discount the value of people that are not like us or to give preference to rich and influential people over the poor and unknown. It must have been a problem in the early church too since James took time to warn them against doing that in the church and it is a relevant message for us today. When we learn to see people the way God sees them, we will enjoy greater relationships and be better able ... Read more

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Christian fathers have an important role to play in their child’s life including being a provider, protector, promoter and prayer warrior. While Christian fathers are often taken for granted and sometimes don’t adequately fulfill their parenting duties we must encourage them and remember Christian parenting is a spiritual battle. The only perfect father is God our Heavenly Father and He loves you and wants the best for you. Pastor ... Read more

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June 9, 2019 32 min

Are you feeling burdened, overwhelmed by life, frustrated by what our world has to offer?  Jesus invites us to come to Him and find rest in Matthew 11:28. Listen to find how you can experience this rest and other blessings available if we will answer Jesus’ call to come to Him. Pastor Dan Jetto

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June 2, 2019 32 min

The most important and incredible event everyone needs is to have Jesus save them and fill their lives with hope and meaning. Maybe it’s easy to look back and see how empty your life would be without Jesus and you need to share that hope. Maybe today you feel empty even though you have a relationship with Jesus and need help. Maybe your life is filled with yourself and you give no room for Jesus. Listen and be encouraged that when ... Read more

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May 26, 2019 31 min

God often uses flawed people to accomplish His plans. Often heroes are remembered for one act or season of sacrifice that helped or saved others while others are heroes for investing their lives to bring peace and provisions. Jesus is the perfect hero who can work through you despite your shortcomings. You may not think you have much to offer or you may think you have made too many mistakes to be hero but listen and be encouraged t... Read more

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God our Heavenly Father has made His design for marriage between one man and one woman clear in the Scriptures He gave us through the Holy Spirit and it was even spoken directly about by Jesus our Savior. While our society seeks to redefine marriage and everyone appears to want to do whatever seems right in their own eyes, Christians ignoring God’s original design for marriage is not wise and will lead to great disappointment. Bibl... Read more

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Christian mothers are priceless! Married moms, single moms, women and grandmas that step in to fill the role as mom are extremely valuable to children, families and society. Today moms are pulled in more directions than ever before and often feel discouraged as they try to do their impossible job. The Bible offers inspiration and hope for those who are interested in the mother-role for the children they have and the children they w... Read more

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What would you change in your life if you knew time was running out for people to be saved – that the day of salvation would soon be here? When is the best time to be saved and how should we live while we are waiting for our Savior to return? Listen and be encouraged to spend your time wisely so you can be ready to enjoy the eternal salvation Jesus offers. Pastor Chris Teien 

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April 28, 2019 31 min

As we look into James 1:22-25 we see several references to the Word of God, our response to His Word, and the benefits available to us.  Listen as we learn how we can benefit from looking into God’s Word, finding strength to withstand those who would attempt to deceive us and the blessing and freedom that Jesus offers us. Pastor Dan Jetto

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If you have Jesus then the seven things listed in this message will make an eternal difference in your life that will lead to the greatest future ever. This doesn’t mean your life will be trouble free or you’ll never feel lonely or disappointed, but it does mean when your life is spent you will find yourself in the winner’s circle. And the amazing thing is all Jesus has done and is doing to help you be victorious and joyful in this... Read more

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April 14, 2019 31 min

Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate that Jesus peacefully rode into Jerusalem on a mission to save His people from the sin that holds them captive and make it possible for them to be reconciled to God. Shortly after his grand entrance Jesus was put on the cross between two sinful criminals. Jesus eventually promised one of those men on the cross next to him that he would be with Jesus in paradise. Where did Jesus go between His dea... Read more

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