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  • Wisdom Don’t Live Life Without It 07/14/2019 7:00 PM
    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 Lord and live it out for God’s glory, your benefit and the good of all those around you. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Control Your Tongue Before it Ruins Your Life 07/07/2019 6:00 PM
    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 before it destroys your life.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Real Faith Works - Put your Faith in Action 06/30/2019 10:00 PM
    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 comes to faith and works when they actually complement one-another’s teachings. Listen and be encouraged that real faith works. Pastor Chris Teien
  • The Short-Sightedness of Prejudice and Favoritism 06/23/2019 7:00 PM
    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 show Christ-like love. Some awesome people have made life commitments that make them seem poor, some who seem rich are miserably in debt and none of us choose our true skin color. Be encouraged to connect with all the people God brings across your path and see the great potential you both share together in Jesus. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Valuing and Encouraging Christian Fathers 06/16/2019 8:00 PM
    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 Chris Teien
  • You are Invited Too 06/09/2019 11:00 PM
    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
  • Saved from an Empty Life 06/02/2019 6:00 PM
    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 Jesus saves you He will lead you and give you an opportunity to experience a full and satisfying life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • God uses imPerfect Heroes 05/26/2019 9:00 PM
    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 to put faith into action and become someones hero even if you are imperfect.
  • Valuing Biblical Marriage and Singleness 05/19/2019 11:00 PM
    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. Biblical singleness is even better than Biblical marriage for those God has given that gift and we are supposed to honor both of those relationships. Christians are not to be conformed to the world but transformed by renewing our minds by Word of the Lord so we will know and follow His perfect will for our lives. Listen and be encouraged to Value Biblical Marriage and Singleness and to live and teach the conservative values rooted in your Christian faith. Also be encouraged to lovingly and patiently share what you believe with those who disagree. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Valuing and Encouraging Christian Mothers 05/12/2019 11:00 PM
    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 want to have. God even commands us to honor our moms! Listen and be inspired to value and encourage moms. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Time is Running Out - Salvation is Near 05/05/2019 9:00 PM
    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 
  • How to Get More out of Your Bible 04/28/2019 11:00 PM
    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
  • Following Jesus for the Greatest Future 04/21/2019 9:00 PM
    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 world. Jesus Resurrection Power is available to Transform your Life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • With Jesus in Paradise 04/15/2019 12:00 AM
    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 death and resurrection? What and where is Paradise and how can we go there, too? Listen and be encouraged to know and share the Gift of Salvation through Jesus and invite others to be saved too. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak and Slow to Become Angry? 03/31/2019 11:00 PM
    Everybody seems to be so angry these days and occasionally it is OK to be angry. The Apostle Paul warned: “in your anger do not sin.” Jesus who never sinned was so angry he flipped over the tables of the money changers in the temple and chased them out with a whip. Jesus half-brother James taught, “…You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” James 1:19-20. There’s an old saying that is wise and true, “Anger begins with madness and ends in regret.” While it’s true that some Christ-followers are too nice, we certainly don’t honor God and fulfill His purpose for our lives by being easily angered. Listen and be encouraged to communicate and control your emotions in a way that blesses others and benefits you. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Don’t Let Temptation get the Best of You 03/25/2019 12:00 AM
    Hear ways to avoid giving into temptations that can ruin our lives. In first chapter of the book of James we learn the difference between the testing of our faith and the temptations to sin. To master temptation, you must let Christ master you. God always tests us to bring out the best; Satan tempts us to bring out the worst. Temptation comes in many forms and often at times we least expect it. You may even be tempted to not listen to this message but listen anyway. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Turn your Troubles into Joy! 03/18/2019 1:00 AM
    Every day our lives are filled with difficulties that can hinder our faith or help us grow deeper in faith. No matter what you are struggling with you can ask God for help and wisdom to turn your troubles into joy. We also took a few minutes to remember St. Patrick who is the only missionary that is remembered by a holiday. Pastor Chris Teien
  • The Glorious Hope of Divine Justice 03/11/2019 1:00 AM
    Be encouraged to find your hope, redemption, and deliverance in God even if you feel weighed down by the concerns of the world. Guest Speaker Pastor Nathan Phillips
  • God Still Allows U-Turns 03/04/2019 1:00 AM
    Ever find yourself travelling on a road knowing you were headed the wrong direction but it seemed there was no way to make a U-Turn and go the right way? Some Christians get off track and head the wrong direction thinking either God doesn’t care or thinking there’s no way to turn back now – but God does care and He can help turn your life around. Other Christians seem to lack sympathy and compassion for those headed the wrong way and don’t show the same love the Lord would want them to. Listen and be encouraged to help others (or maybe even yourself) make a U-Turn and head the direction that God knows is best for your life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • How a Mustard Seed Faith can Change the World 02/25/2019 1:00 AM
    Jesus loved to teach with parables and word pictures. While it may be hard to think about seeds when there is currently so much ice and snow on the ground, following Jesus teaching on planting seeds for a future harvest can radically change your life. One particular seed that Jesus liked to talk about was the mustard seed – that little seed that grew to become so significant. What is your spiritual potential and what are the possibilities if you had a mustard seed faith? Listen and be encouraged to grow in your faith and help change the world. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Learning to Love Like Jesus 02/18/2019 1:00 AM
    In John 13 Jesus gave His disciples a new commandment to follow – to love each other the way  that He loved them.  Come learn what this really means, and how learning to love the way Jesus did can radically change how we look at the world and how the world looks at the Church.  We are commanded to love this way.  It is radical.  It is revolutionary.  It can be reality.  Listen as we explore the exciting opportunities we have as Christ followers to change the world. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • Love more than Words 02/11/2019 12:00 AM
    Many people wonder, “What is True Love?” To help answer that question we will look at that famous Bible passage (1 Corinthians 13) that gives us a list of what true love does and does not do. When we experience God’s love in our lives it will radiate out to others. Listen and be encouraged to Love More than Words. Pastor Chris Teien
  • The Incredible Value of the Local Church 01/28/2019 2:00 AM
    Some people think they can be tight with Jesus and not be part of the church, not realizing the church is bride of Christ. The Church is God's Plan and He desires that all His children are part of a local church family where relationships are built, faith grows, Spiritual gifts are used and the community is impacted. Listen and be encouraged to plug in to the local church and be on a great team. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Equipped to Share the Life Changing Gospel out of the Overflow 01/21/2019 1:00 AM
    As Christians we all know we should share our faith but inner fear and outer distractions keep us from accomplishing that task. If we pour ourselves into God’s Word, experience a true and saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and are filled with the Holy Spirit we won’t be able to not share the Good News with all those around us. Be encouraged to share new life through Jesus as your faith life overflows into the lives of everyone around you. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Empowered by the Living and Active Word of God 01/14/2019 1:00 AM
    If you want to enjoy life and fulfill God’s purpose you need to be empowered by God’s living and active Word. As you read the Bible you can work to discover the treasures and wisdom it is ready to reveal to you. Be encouraged to dig into God’s Word and experience God speaking into your life giving you resources to make an eternal difference in the world. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Following Jesus Boldly 01/06/2019 11:00 PM
    Is it time to commit or recommit your life to fully following Jesus? He offers a chance for you to start over and live a life of purpose and meaning. Don’t let the stuff the world offers get in the way and don’t be discouraged that Jesus followers you will serve alongside are less than perfect. Imagine how your life would be different if you boldly followed Jesus today. Following Jesus may be the most successful thing you do in this life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Starting Over: The God of “nth” Chances 12/31/2018 1:00 AM
    In mathematics “n” is often used to represent any number – when one talks of something to the “nth degree” they are referring to an infinitely large degree.  At the end of John’s Gospel we find Peter in a private conversation with Jesus.  It is the third time Jesus has shown himself to the disciples.  He doesn’t chastise Peter for His failure.  He doesn’t punish him, but He asks Peter, “Do you love me”  three times.   Come and learn about our gracious and merciful Savior, and how He is not focused on our failures but our His relationship with us, and our mission.  The new year is a great time to start over with Jesus, even if we are walking strong. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • The One Gift that Lasts Forever brings Joy to the World 12/24/2018 2:00 AM
    Jesus is a gift that just keeps giving! He has left one gift that lasts forever – have you received it? This gift may not always bring temporary happiness but it can fill you with the Joy of the Lord. Some wise men traveled from afar to visit baby Jesus and Simeon waited his whole life to see Jesus because they knew we needed this gift. The Apostle John wrote things down in his epistle so that we could know that we have this gift. Listen and be encouraged to unwrap and celebrate the true gift of Christmas. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Have Joyful Faith like the Shepherds 12/17/2018 2:00 AM
    Why did God choose to send the Angels to announce Christ's birth to the shepherds? How can we find joy in life like the shepherds had when they heard the awesome news about Jesus? Listen and be encourages to have joyful faith like the shepherds. Guest speaker Elliot Wiens.
  • Joy through Serving Like Joseph and Mary 12/09/2018 10:00 PM
    God often chooses to use People instead of Angels to accomplish His will. Two of the greatest servants were Joseph and Mary who were willing and prepared to be used by God to serve as Jesus parents. Listen and be encouraged to be ready and willing to experience the Joy that comes from serving the Lord by sharing the message and love of Jesus with others. Pastor Chris Teien
  • A Simple Strategy to Experience More Joy 12/03/2018 12:00 AM
    Joy is better than happiness. Wrong priorities and distractions can rob you from the joy God wants you to experience. Listen to this short audio message and be encouraged with a simple and memorable year-round strategy to experience more joy in your life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Trusting in Gods Perfect Timing 11/26/2018 1:00 AM
    From the very beginning God has been working out His plan including sending Jesus to be with us at the perfect time. The Lord wants you to experience joy and fulfillment as you follow His lead and live out His plan for your life. Listen and be encouraged trust in God’s perfect timing. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Persisting in Prayer even when you Mess Up 11/11/2018 11:00 PM
    Sometimes living the Christian life seems so difficult as we are learning how God desires us to act and we are growing in our relationship with the Lord yet we keep messing up. When Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray He taught them: "...and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one." Matthew 6:12-13. God knows we struggle to do what is right and we need help to get the victory in the spiritual battle we daily endure and He offers forgiveness and grace through prayer.  Listen and be encouraged to keep Persisting in Prayer even when you Mess Up. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Getting things from God through Prayer 11/04/2018 9:00 PM
    Some only pray to ask God for their wish-list while others spend time praying for others but think it’s selfish to pray for their own needs and wants. When Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray He taught them to pray for “daily bread” and gave us other keys to receiving what we ask for in prayer.  Listen and be encouraged to get things from God through prayer. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Seeking Gods Presence and Will through Prayer 10/28/2018 4:00 AM
    Listen and be encouraged to pursue the Father’s will as you pray expectantly and pray more effectively being guided by the Lords prayer “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Running to Pray to The Father in Heaven 10/21/2018 4:00 AM
    When Jesus instructed his disciples how to pray, He revealed three amazing things about prayer: 1) God is not everyone’s Heavenly Father 2) God knows but you still need to ask and 3) You can address your prayers to the God of the Universe with "Our Father."  "... your Father knows what you need before you ask him.  "This, then, is how you should pray:"'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name"...Matthew 6:8-9. Powerful prayers are based on true faith in the Lord who cares about us and wants to provide our every need. Listen and be encouraged to grow in your faith and go deeper in prayer. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Fulfilling God’s Purpose through Proper Praying 10/14/2018 4:00 AM
    In Matthew 6:6 Jesus says, “When you Pray” and then he give some guidelines and promises to get us started. We will look at the importance of conversing with God through true prayer and not just vainly repeating memorized prayers and see how prayer helps fulfill God’s purpose in our lives when we pray properly. Listen and be encouraged to invest in prayer and enjoy the power and provision it brings. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Enjoying Hope in Eternity Now 10/07/2018 4:00 AM
    The hymn “Great is thy Faithfulness” has an encouraging line that says we have “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow” and the greatest hope a Christian has is living for all eternity with Jesus and  we are going to look at what the Bible promises us about our eternal hope. If we are confident in our future we will make the right choices today. If we know there are better days ahead we will have the hope we need to get us through the difficulties we are experiencing now. Christ-followers should have peace and confident assurance that their future is secure in Jesus. Listen and hear how you can enjoy the hope you have in eternity right now. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Bringing Hope to Work and School 09/30/2018 4:00 AM
    When God created us He provided the opportunity to work as a gift. Sometimes school or our jobs seem more like punishment than a place to make a difference in the world but God sees our heart attitudes and the actual work we accomplish and He will reward us for a job well done. The Bible even says we are to work as if we are working for the Lord – even when the boss or teacher can’t see us. Work and school is a great place to show and share your hope in Christ. Listen and be encouraged to work and study well while you look for opportunities to bring hope to the people around you. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Finding Hope in Christian Community through Life Groups 09/23/2018 4:00 AM
    In today’s world we are finding more and more that people have acquaintances and not close friends. If you long to be connected to others, in caring relationships, with those who will support you in your trials and to become the person Jesus wants you to be, listen and learn how you can find hope in Christian community. Pastor Dan gives you a preview of a Life Group using material from Right Now Media and encourages you to participate. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • Giving Hope for Complicated Relationships 09/16/2018 4:00 AM
    The Bible is full of wisdom to help us endure complicated relationships. In Colossians chapters 3 and 4 we are given proactive instructions on how to live wisely among friends, family, coworkers and others we interact with every day. Listen and be encouraged to honor God by the way you treat others, understand the four pillars of relationships and see how you can give hope to hurting people around you. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Bring Hope to all the Children 09/09/2018 4:00 AM
    Since the children matter to Jesus, they should matter to us. Whether they are your kids or someone else's kids our future really is in the hands of the children so let's do all we can to bless the children, give them hope, help them connect to Christ and grow in faith. Click here for links to resources https://wp.me/p1pSt0-r6p  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Discovering Hope in this New Season 09/02/2018 4:00 AM
    Be inspired by God’s Word to experience and share hope this new season. God created time and seasons for our benefit and enjoyment and there are many great opportunities for us these coming months. Listen and... #1 Be encouraged to understand the difference between faith and hope #2 Develop a strategy to live a WELL Live in the coming new seasons #3 Commit to Following and Trusting God during the challenging seasons of life. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Power to Be Bold Because Christ Opens Doors 08/26/2018 4:00 AM
    In the book of Acts we see the Apostles thrown into jail for preaching the Gospel. Then an angel comes and opens the prison doors telling the Apostles to get back out there and keep telling everyone about this New Life in Christ. With Bold faith you may suffer opposition, but you can have confidence that Christ can open doors and even do miracles in your life. Listen and be encouraged that Christ can open doors and give you more resources than you realize to accomplish all He has called you to do. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Power to be Bold Because Christ Speaks Through Us 08/19/2018 4:00 AM
    We speak boldly about what we believe deeply and we receive Power and Authority when we are walking with Jesus. We are led by the Lord and empowered by the Holy Spirit to encourage and correct ourselves and others. We are motivated to lead people toward Christ and pray for opportunities to make an eternal difference. Listen and be encouraged to have bold speech for your good and God’s glory. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Power to be Bold because Christ Answers Prayer 08/12/2018 4:00 AM
    How can you become more bold to fulfill God’s purpose for your life? Listen and be encouraged to become empowered in your faith and the way you pray so that others around you will be forever blessed by your boldness for Christ. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Power to be Bold because Christ is at Work 08/05/2018 4:00 AM
    The Gospel is Good News and The Good News is the Gospel! All that Jesus has done for us should make us bold and the Holy Spirit Empowers us and Equips us to be effective. In the book Acts Peter and John proclaim Jesus and many get saved, then they heal a crippled beggar and even their enemies are amazed at their boldness. Listen and be encouraged to live Bold lives. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Becoming Love: a double entendre 07/29/2018 4:00 AM
    In the parable of the ”Good Samaritan” we see a picture of what Jesus considers fulfilling the second of the two greatest commandments – Loving our Neighbors as ourselves. Listen as we open this passage and learn how we can become, like the good Samaritan. Be encouraged and grasp how we can become love, and love in a becoming manner. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • Help for the Christian Family 07/22/2018 4:00 AM
    This summer we are going through the book of Colossians and this week we start the section on relationships. This is going to be a great Sunday for parents and grandparents! We all need to be supportive of marriage, parenting and kids and do all we can to help them all succeed. Come to River Rock Church this Sunday to be encouraged in your faith and to get equipped with resources to enable you to help the Christian family.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Gods Guide to a Life WELL Lived 07/15/2018 4:00 AM
    Most of us want to serve the Lord and have our lives count, making a difference now and enjoying the rewards for all eternity. A lot of times we just can’t figure out what to do but this Sunday we will see some very practical ways we can honor the Lord, grow in our faith, enjoy life more and serve others from Colossians chapter 3:15-17. Be encouraged to live your life well and gain some helpful resources.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Motivation to Live a Holy Lifestyle 07/08/2018 4:00 AM
    In Colossians 3 we are told that God has chosen us to be the holy people He loves and then shows us how we can live a life that honors Him, helps others and leads to peace. Come be encouraged to live the life Jesus made possible through His sacrifice to remove our sin and through the sanctifying and empowering of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Heavenly Minded yet Earthly Good 07/01/2018 4:00 AM
    For Christ-followers this life is temporary and Heaven is our eternal reward. We are told to “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3 NLT). Yet that doesn’t mean we check out of this life today and coast along to the end. There is an old saying, “He/she was So Heavenly Minded that he/she was No Earthly Good.” When you fully comprehend the realities of Heaven that are reserved for those people who come to Jesus, it motivates you to want to bring as many people as you can to Heaven with you and gives hope to anchor you during the storms of life.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Set Free from Legalism to Live Fully in Christ 06/24/2018 4:00 AM
    Discover why the Apostle Paul, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, warned us against following a list of rules to try to be right with God. Some people find it more appealing to try to follow a strict list of rules or the LAW to attempt to show they are deeply religious. Other people say that since Christ paid for the sins on the cross of those who would believe on Him we have LICENSE to do whatever they want. But better than LAW or LICENSE is to commit to following the Lord and trying to do what HE desires out of LOVE. This will be a great Sunday to be encouraged to enjoy the grace and freedom Jesus provides for us and to follow His plan for a life that brings eternal significance and enjoyment.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Some Assembly Required to Build Strong Faith 06/17/2018 4:00 AM
    We need to take the materials God gives us and use them to build up Wisdom, Knowledge and Strong Faith. Listen and be encouraged from the Bible book of Colossians 2:1-7 to grow in your faith and help others grow in their faith. We need to be building Strong Faith with an Attitude of Love and Encouragement and a Confident Skill level. We have support Available through Christ’s Wisdom and Knowledge and need to be committed to Do what’s Right and Follow Instructions. If we build on a Secure Foundation our reward will be Lives Built on Christ Overflowing with Thankfulness. Pastor Chris Teien
  • The Event that Changed Everything 06/10/2018 4:00 AM
    The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an event that changed all history for all time. His death on the cross was the payment for our sins, but initially it left His 12 disciples trembling in fear for their own lives. But three days later the stone was blown away, and so was the world, beginning with the disciples. From fear and hiding, came courage and boldness, out of deep sorrow and crippling despair came an overpowering hope and joy. From 12 disciples, to millions of followers. Come and find the strength that comes from being united in Christ in His resurrection, experience His resurrection power. Listen and find boldness in the knowledge that in Him we can experience more than our hearts could imagine.
  • The Power of Delight 06/03/2018 4:00 AM
    One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is Psalm 37:4 "Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires." We all would love God to give us the desires of our heart so what exactly does it mean to "Delight in the Lord" and how can we actually do that?  Listen and be encouraged to pursue our Loving Savior and enjoy His provision and adventures in your life.
  • The Bold Secret to Unleashing your Faith 05/27/2018 4:00 AM
    What can you do to make your Christian life exciting and significant? The Apostle Paul gives us direction in the first chapter of his letter to the Colossians. Listen and be encouraged to be bold and active in the ministry God has for you.
  • Jesus Can Rescue You 05/20/2018 4:00 AM
    When you feel overwhelmed by the darkness - Jesus can Rescue You. When you think there is no hope and it’s time to give up - Jesus can Rescue You. When you feel unloved and far away from God - Jesus can Rescue You. When you feel like you will never be good enough to be forgiven and accepted by God - Jesus can Rescue You. If you've already been rescued by Jesus maybe it's time to help rescue others. Listen and be encouraged that Jesus is the perfect One to rescue us and give us a better life.
  • How Moms Make a Difference 05/13/2018 4:00 AM
    We look at some encouraging moms found in the Bible and show how influential a mother can be. We know some have lost their mothers, never had a mother, don’t feel they are good mothers, lost a child, always wanted to be a mom but it hasn’t worked or have other things in their life that make Mother’s Day sad but listen and we will give hope and help for that, too. (Includes Mom Goggles 2 video from the Skit Guys
  • Lives that Produce Summer Fruit 05/06/2018 4:00 AM
    We live in the Minnesota River Valley surrounded by farms and apple orchards and we see all the work the farmers do through all four of our fully distinct seasons. After the fruit is picked at the end of summer there is work to do during the windy fall, cold winter, the wet spring and the hot summer until it’s harvest time again. Producing high quality fruit can require great strategy and lots of labor. The Bible teaches Christ-followers to plant seeds and bear fruit to make a difference in others lives. The best news is it’s not all up to us since the Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruit in our lives as we let Him work. Listen and hear about ways we can live more effectively so that we can spread more seed to produce spiritual fruit this summer.
  • Learning to Walk on Water 04/29/2018 4:00 AM
    Before Peter left the boat to walk on water with Jesus, Jesus gave three commands and an invitation. Can you imagine the excitement in Peter’s heart when he actually began walking on water? Accomplishing something that is humanly impossible! Come and join us and began realizing the amazing things we can accomplish if we will heed the commands and respond to the invitation Jesus gives each of us as we explore the riches of this miraculous described in the 14th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • The Confidence of The Faithful 04/22/2018 4:00 AM
    Grow deeper in faith and make a greater impact on the world around us for Christ. Listen and be encouraged to be more confident of your faith in Christ and even more faithful to serve Him through the power of the Holy Spirit. Confident Because the Faithful are Secure in and Share: #1 Community Faith (1:1-2) #2 Saving Faith (1:3-4) #3 Eternal Hope (1:5-6) #4 Christian Love (1:7-8)
  • The God of Hope 04/08/2018 4:00 AM
    No matter how challenging life gets we can have great hope in Christ. Listen to this encouraging message from guest speaker and Crown College student Elliot Wiens.
  • Jesus has Risen: Come See and Go Tell 04/01/2018 4:00 AM
    Be encouraged to Come See and Go Tell this timeless truth we proclaimed on Easter Sunday from Matthew 28:6-7 (NLT): “He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
  • Following Jesus the Coming King 03/25/2018 4:00 AM
    We are eternally grateful that Jesus chose to ride into Jerusalem knowing full well that by the end of the week he would be crucified – the perfect sacrifice for our sins. We celebrate that Jesus died and rose again this Easter Season. Jesus isn’t just our Savior but He is our coming King. Someday He will return and those of us who have followed Jesus as Lord will be with Him for all eternity which means no matter what you are going through the best is yet to come. Listen and be encouraged to live life in a way that will be rewarded by the Coming King and be reminded of the Bible based promises that He is coming soon.
  • Rewarded through His Abundant Supply 03/18/2018 4:00 AM
    Every one of us go through this life with wants and needs, hopes and dreams, requirements and opportunities. The Bible has a lot to say about the ways that God can provide for us and shows reasons why we may not be getting all we desire. Listen and be encouraged to seek the Lord for your every need and start to experience His Abundant Supply. Philippians 4:10-20
  • Did you Mess Up? It's Time to Restart 03/11/2018 5:00 AM
    Have you ever played a video game and when things weren’t working out as you hoped you just hit the RESTART button and tried again? Did you know Jesus made it possible for us to get a new start in life? Did you know that living the Christian life is hard but when you mess up you can get a restart? No matter how big of a mess you or your friends life is right now it’s not over yet but maybe time to hit the restart button. Be encouraged to start again and be equipped to help others start over. It’s time to let go of the past and move forward into the future living the life God created you to experience.
  • Awaiting His Arrival - Are you Ready for Jesus to Return? 03/04/2018 5:00 AM
    The Bible instructs us to observe the Lord’s Supper until Jesus returns: “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 (CSB). The Old Testament prophecies Jesus will return and reign, Jesus told many that He would return, the Angels said Jesus would return the same way He ascended into Heaven, and the New Testament has a lot to say about Jesus return. Are you awaiting His arrival? Be encouraged this Sunday to live your life remembering and preparing for Jesus to come back.
  • Finding the Adventurous Life as Treasure Hunters 02/25/2018 5:00 AM
    Jesus shared two parables of people who found such great treasures that they gave up everything else to hold them. Many people are looking for that one thing that will forever excite them. Listen as we explore a treasure that is beyond measure, whose riches never end and one which never fades.
  • A Prophetic Plea to be Authentic 02/18/2018 5:00 AM
    Live a life that truly honors God as you are led by the Holy Spirit while always being genuine and discerning. The Bible says, “Don't stifle the Spirit. Don't despise prophecies” in 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20. Be encouraged to rely on Scripture and the Holy Spirit to understand and evaluate prophecies to be sure they are authentic and not counterfeit.
  • Love Poured Out for You 02/11/2018 5:00 AM
    We all want to be loved and while the Bible has a lot to say about God's love it can be hard for us to truly comprehend. Many people struggle with understanding what love is and how could God really love them. Listen and be encouraged to pursue God who loves you and wants you to be in His family for all eternity - and to share His perfect love with others in your life. 
  • Church the Assembly of the Faithful 01/28/2018 5:00 AM
    Sometimes we take church for granted but Jesus sees the church as His beloved bride. There is great Spiritual value and life-giving power in the local and universal church. We are in a spiritual battle and our enemy will do all he can to destroy church and hinder us from participating. The church in not a building but it is the Assembly of the Faithful. Be encouraged to be actively involved in a local church for your growth and the good of others.
  • Life is Sacred Cherish it 01/21/2018 5:00 AM
    God gives life and expects us to protect and cherish it. The National Right to Life group estimates that 60 million babies were aborted since 1973 and there are probably friends among us that made that choice or had that choice made for them. Sometimes fear, poor advice or a faith-less world view can lead to destructive life choices. God has a plan for the way we are to care for people from the cradle to the grave. Jesus offers forgiveness for those who have made the wrong choice. Be encouraged that He can help you and enable you to help others experience new life and protect the lives of others.
  • The New You - Living the Life in The Power Jesus Gives Us 01/14/2018 5:00 AM
    When we become Christ followers, we are re-created by Jesus. Listen and learn about the new you and the power and freedom available to us in Christ.
  • When You Feel Unworthy to Follow Jesus 01/07/2018 5:00 AM
    Of all the people Jesus could have chosen to be one of his disciples, He chose Levi (Matthew) a despicable outcast no rabbi would put on his team. As a tax collector for the Roman government, Levi was considered an untrustworthy traitor, yet Jesus gave him the opportunity of a lifetime to follow him. What did Jesus mean when He said, “Follow Me”? And how are we supposed to follow Jesus the way He desires? And if fully devoted followers are disciples, then how we are to become disciples that disciple others? Be encouraged to fully follow Jesus and experience the abundant life He offers you even if others don’t think you measure up.
  • New Hope for this New Year 12/31/2017 5:00 AM
    As you approach this New Year start it out with New Hope. Be encouraged to recommit your life to living for Jesus. Be more successful at achieving your goals and make an eternal difference in your life and the lives around you. 
  • The True meaning of Christmas 12/24/2017 5:00 AM
    Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas – our relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior. One of the best ways to understand the importance of Jesus is to consider what we would have missed out on if He had never been born.
  • Experiencing the Prince of Peace 12/17/2017 5:00 AM
    If you could get the perfect gift for everyone this Christmas what would it be? How about helping them connect to the source of peace with God, peace with others and peace with ourselves? Isaiah foretold almost 800 years in advance that Jesus the Messiah would be the Prince of Peace. Be encouraged to experience and share Jesus the Prince of Peace
  • His Name Shall be Called - Jesus will Answer 12/10/2017 5:00 AM
    He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father Be encouraged to purse Jesus and quickly get back up when you fall. Jesus is all prophesied is Isaiah 9:6: He is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father. Jesus fully delivers.
  • Jesus Wonderful Counselor 12/03/2017 5:00 AM
    A brief message following the kids Christmas program to encourage you to share your troubles, hope, desires and fears with Jesus.
  • The Rewards of Focusing on the Eternal 11/26/2017 5:00 AM
    Live your life on purpose as you make choices that show your confidence that you are now and will be rewarded as you focus on eternal value, vision and vocation. Your money and possessions are tools to used to glorify God and accomplish His plans for your lifetime.
  • Rewards of Living a Thank-Filled Life 11/19/2017 5:00 AM
    Living a thank-filled life has amazing benefits and rewards. In just five short verses Psalm 100 shows us how to worship God through being thankful. Includes the song "Different" and faith testimony by Micah Tyler (used here with his permission).
  • CAMA Services - Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World 11/12/2017 5:00 AM
    Mike Sohm President CAMA (Care and Mercy Associates) Services shares how God has worked in his life and encourages us to Be the Gospel, Do the Gospel and Speak the Gospel as we join hands to reach a hurting world. CAMA is the worldwide relief arm of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
  • Finding Unity in a Divided World 11/05/2017 4:00 AM
    Discover how we can as people of diverse backgrounds, situations, personalities and even favorite sports teams can experience unity in an increasingly divided world
  • Search Me? Psalm 139 in Real Life 10/29/2017 4:00 AM
    Be encouraged when you listen to Search Me - Psalm 139 in Real Life. #1 Lord, You KNOW Me #2 Lord, You are WITH Me #3 Lord, You know the PLAN and PURPOSE for my Life #4 Lord, You are Invited to SHOW me how to Live my Life.
  • Rewards of Working for a Greater Harvest 10/22/2017 4:00 AM
    Listen and be encouraged to live a rewarding life as you plant seeds for a greater harvest and make an eternal difference. Our lives can be consumed by the tyranny of the urgent and the trap of the rat race unless we purposefully pursue the life God desires for us.
  • Where True Friends Take Us 10/15/2017 4:00 AM
    Be encouraged as we look at a group of men who would do anything to help their crippled friend find healing at the feet of Jesus. Learn how we can find and become friends like these, as we look at the unconventional means they used, and experience the joy beyond expectations they experienced.
  • Power through Encouraging One Another 10/08/2017 4:00 AM
    There are a lot of discouraged people out there – maybe you are one of them – that just feel defeated and powerless. The Bible says, “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Like a high speed cell phone charger, your encouraging words and actions can recharge people around and refresh you at the same time. Listen and be encouraged this Sunday as we look at practical ways we can encourage one another
  • Satisfaction from Carrying One Anothers Burdens 10/01/2017 4:00 AM
    God gives Christians the responsibility and privilege of carrying one anothers burdens and that often results in personal satisfaction and joy. But we must be careful to check our motives and attitude while being careful not to be tempted to sin. Listen and be encouraged to help others while serving Jesus. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Freedom through Forgiving One Another 09/24/2017 4:00 AM
    Most of us are quick to admit we have needed to be forgiven and that it is helpful to forgive others, but how can we forgive those who have hurt us so much? In Ephesians 4:32 the Bible says, “…be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” We need God’s forgiveness to set us free from sin and bring us into a close relationship with Christ. We need God’s power in our lives to have the strength and compassion to forgive others the same way God can forgive us. Be encouraged to live a life full of faith, hope, love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Rewards from being Patient and Kind to One Another 09/17/2017 4:00 AM
    The Bible repeatedly tell Christians to be Patient and Kind to each other and then gives great examples for us to learn from. Hear how to put this wisdom into practice to be more effective serving God and being a leader at work, school and your community. Pastor Chris Teien
  • How can we really Love One Another? 09/10/2017 4:00 AM
    How can we truly Love one another and why did Jesus say it was so important? Why is being part of a local church so important? Listen and be encouraged to experience God through loving one another. Matthew 13:34-35. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Overcoming Discouragement 09/03/2017 4:00 AM
    Have you ever wanted to just give up? Felt like it would be so much easier if I coasted through life rather than strive to do what is right? In Galatians 6:9 Paul writes, “Let us not get tired of doing good…” Come and learn some of the reasons that we get discouraged in our pursuit of good and learn how we can defeat the darkness it brings, bursting through into the light of victory and joy. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • Faith Race - Run to Win! 08/27/2017 4:00 AM
    The Bible says our Christian life is like a race and then gives us strategy to finish well. It also teaches us to remember those who have run the race before us, especially Jesus who is the champion we should stay focused on. Be encouraged to live a life that matters without getting tripped up or giving to enjoy the rewards. From Hebrews 12:1-3 Pastor Chris Teien
  • When Dad lives a WELL Life 06/18/2017 4:00 AM
    It really doesn't take much to become a biological father but it does take commitment to be a Dad who chooses to live a WELL Life (Worshiping, Encouraging, Learning and Loving). Listen and be encouraged to live a life that blesses others. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Trusting When You Can’t See Your Miracle 05/01/2016 4:00 AM
    Message includes Mike Jacobs story. In the Gospel of John Jesus second miracle is healing the royal official’s son from a distance (John 4:43-54) and is a great lesson in true faith. River Rock Church was blessed by the life of one of our members Mike Jacobs who went home to be with Jesus and part of his life and faith story is also part of this encouraging message. #teamjacobs #cancersucks  Pastor Chris Teien

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