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  • Living a Life of Significance 10/15/2021 6:00 PM
    At some point in time, every single one of us asks the question:  What is the key to making our lives significant? Join us in opening up Scripture to find out how we can live lives that have eternal, positive, and lasting impact.
  • Do This in Remembrance of Me 08/08/2021 12:00 AM
    Do This in Remembrance of MeAt the very first communion service Jesus said “Do this in remembrance of Me.”  Communion is a time of remembering. This Sunday as we gather come and learn about the importance of not only remembering but proclaiming what Jesus has done for us and in our lives.  We will share in communion, but we also want to have a time of sharing with each other How Jesus has impacted our lives.  Sharing our memories to encourage others as we live out our faith as testimony of His love for us.  Pastor Dan Jetto. #RiverRockChurchMN  
  • When God Says Wait 08/01/2021 5:00 PM
    In our world of instant everything, even the slightest delays, the least bit of waiting can cause people to lose it.  But in Acts chapter 1 – Jesus told his disciples to go to Jerusalem. . . and wait for the Father’s promise.  Waiting is sometimes necessary, it is sometimes therapeutic, it gives us time to listen, reflect, and grow.  Come and learn with us how we can find peace, joy and growth when God says “wait.” Pastor Dan Jetto. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • A WELL Life is full of Faith, Friends and Farewells (2 Cor 13:11) 07/24/2021 7:00 PM
    Listen to  "A WELL Life is full of Faith, Friends and Farewells" Pastor Chris’ last message as the Pastor of River Rock Church. As we follow Jesus on the narrow road of life He leads us to various places to grow in faith, serve Him and to learn from the experiences. Some people live in the same place all their lives while others move around for new jobs, education, opportunities, or even better weather. Some feel forced to move because of circumstances beyond their control or to stay close to a loved one. One of the most stressful and most spiritually open times in someone’s life is when they move to a new place they are not familiar with. A W.E.L.L. Life centers around Worshiping, Encouraging. Learning and Loving. That kind of life is blessed by the Lord and can lead to great friendships and ministry opportunities. You may share life with a friend nearby for weeks, months or years but even when they must move away you can still stay connected. Farewells can be sad, sometimes they make others glad, but they do not all have to be bad. Pray for that person or family who God is sending out to a new place, on a new adventure, to serve Him in a new way, to possibly help some other people experience that same kind of friendship and a W.E.L.L. Life. Be encouraged to have faith to follow Jesus wherever He leads you or your friends. Pastor Chris Teien. #RiverRockChurchMN 
  • Five Keys to Getting your Needs Met (Phil 4:13-23) 07/17/2021 8:00 PM
    The Apostle Paul ends his letter to the Philippians with some great promises for us to claim when we are in need. We love to claim Philippians 4:19, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." If you look at the context of the paragraph it appears this is a conditional promise for those that have been faithful to give. What else does God's Word say to us when we are seeking His help to meet our needs? Listen to find out and be encouraged to remember the Five Keys to Getting your Needs Met. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Seven Things You Can Do When Life Still Seems Overwhelming (Phil 4:10-13) 07/10/2021 8:00 PM
    Our days are full of opportunities, responsibilities and difficulties that can make life seem overwhelming. Maybe you struggle with work, health, relationships, kids, finances, faith or something else and you just feel you can’t overcome. Be encouraged with seven things you can do when life seems overwhelming. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Experiencing True Freedom in Christ (Gal 5:1) 07/03/2021 8:00 PM
    True Freedom in Christ is based on what Jesus has already done and not only for the few who seem to do everything right. When we place our faith in the Savior we are adopted into God’s family with all the security and benefits that brings. Life is better when we live in His grace instead of religious legalism. We also remember the America’s ideal of a nation under God and the freedoms we still enjoy are worth celebrating. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Help to Overcome Anxiety (Phil 3:15-4:9) 06/26/2021 8:00 PM
    We have just endured one of the most anxious years of our lives. Unfortunately, the world is still full of trouble and sickness. The Bible offers hope and help to enable you to overcome those helpless attitudes and paralyzing feelings anxiety brings. Listen and be encouraged with seven ways to overcome anxiety. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Faith that Survives the Fire* 06/20/2021 2:00 AM
    In the book of Daniel there is an event in which three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, are thrown into a fire because of their refusal to bow to the King’s demand to worship him.  The threat of a painful death at the hands of men did not deter their stand for God.  In fact their “faith” saved them.  Come join us as we learn about the power of faith in a believer’s life. Faith that can sustain us even in the fire. Pastor Dan Jetto #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Loved, Chosen and Called to Belong to Jesus (Rom 1:1-7) 06/12/2021 11:00 PM
    Everyone wants to belong and to be loved. Those who are loved want to know the opportunities and expectations of the relationship. Listen and be encouraged as we look at how believers are loved, called and chosen to belong to Jesus. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Trusting God on the Adventure of Life 06/05/2021 8:00 PM
    Life is like a rollercoaster full of unsettling ups and downs with plenty of frightening twists and turns. Covid or some other situation may be creating an anxious situation in your life right now. When you have no idea how you are going to move forward, take time to pray for help and wisdom. And make sure to recount all the ways God has shown up to help you in the past. Maybe you now have a chance to go on an unplanned and unexpected adventure and you need encouragement to have enough faith to show up. Let us encourage you to keep trusting God on the Adventure of life. #RiverRockChurchMN Pastor Chris Teien
  • Onward Christian Soldier 05/29/2021 1:00 AM
    It’s Memorial Day weekend – a time to remember those who have given their lives fighting for our peace and freedom. The Bible says that Christians are to be like soldiers to accomplish Jesus our commander’s mission. We protect and fight with His power, armor and weapons. We sacrifice the temporary things of this world and may even give our lives in the battle but there are eternal rewards given to the faithful. Listen and be encouraged to keep pushing onward Christian soldier! Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Experiencing the Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit in Your Life 05/23/2021 1:00 AM
    We remember when the Holy Spirit showed up and empowered the people of the church to change the world and look into the purpose, power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Be encouraged to let the Holy Spirit fill you, teach you and work in you to accomplish wonderful things. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • 7 Secrets of the Vine - Success comes through Jesus (Jn 15) 05/16/2021 12:00 AM
    Jesus teaches His followers have been chosen to live fruitful lives that make a difference in the world. A productive life is a rewarding life. In John 15 we read how Jesus taught the secrets to living a fruitful life and we are going to look at seven of them in this message. Be encouraged to live an abiding life as you experience God’s purpose, provision and love. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • A Time for Everything 05/09/2021 1:00 AM
    Time. How are you spending the precious time you are allotted? Who has God put in your life to spend time with and care for? What does God Word teach us about investing our time wisely? How does God reward us when we prioritize time with Him? This is a great topic for Mother’s Day and we realize that while many of have been blessed by their mother’s time, some have never been given the opportunity to be that child or have children. Watch this message and be encouraged to value the different aspects and seasons of your life while making the most of your time. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Lord Have Mercy - How God Reveals His Love for Us 05/01/2021 10:00 PM
    When the blinders come off and we are able to see our lost and sinful condition in stark contrast to God’s purity and holiness we feel hopeless and helpless. There is nothing we can do on our own to fix our desperate condition, except cry out “Lord have Mercy!” Mercy is more than just God not treating us as our sins deserve. God in His mercy chooses not to keep record of our sin instead showing us love and helping us in our time of need. Be encouraged to experience and share God’s mercies which are new every morning. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • God Created us to Do Good 04/24/2021 6:00 AM
    God created us, We are God’s masterpiece, We are created anew in Christ Jesus to do good works. We are created with with different personalities, Spiritual gifts, talents, resources and experiences. As the body of Christ we need each other to accomplish His purposes. The Lord gives us the choice to grow in Him and use what He has equipped us with or to just let it sit on the shelf while we waste our days away. The Bible makes it clear that God chooses to use some people more than others. In this message we will look at what we should and should not do if we want to be significantly used by God. You will be encouraged to prepare for God to use you to make a difference. This message continues the 4/12 message “Why Don’t You Live so God can Use You?” Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Authentic Missions Through Living an Authentic Life* 04/17/2021 2:00 PM
    Jesus said He would send His Holy Spirit to empower us to be His witnesses, locally, regionally and globally.  Do we feel empowered?  The simplicity of Jesus message is dwarfed by the scope of its effect.  Come and find out how living an authentic Christian life can impact not only our community but the world.  Learn how the Holy Spirit working through us can expand our reach. Pastor Dan Jetto #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You? 04/11/2021 1:00 AM
    Last weekend we remembered all that Jesus did and now we get to focus on what we get to do to respond to His gift of Salvation to those who follow Him. We get to live in grace and live by faith and that sets us free to enjoy living with purpose in Christ. Even more exciting is knowing that we have been created to do good works – to accomplish Jesus purposes and make a difference in the world. Listen and be encouraged to live and serve the way God created you. Pastor Chris Teien Part 1 of 2. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Jesus Resurrection Upheld 04/03/2021 6:00 PM
    The fact that Jesus has risen from the dead is the backbone of our faith, the truth that gives us eternal hope and the good news that we share. Repeatedly the Bible shows that to be saved from our sins and welcomed into God’s family that we must believe that Jesus is Lord and that He was raised from the dead. Jesus Resurrection Upheld is a perfect message to encourage you and for you to share with others. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN 
  • His Loving Sacrifice (Good Friday) 04/02/2021 6:00 PM
    It’s easy to forget when someone makes a life changing sacrifice for you. Listen to this 20 minute message to be reminded of Jesus sacrifice on the old rugged cross and be encouraged that when you are saved you become His beloved. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Regrets Undone? 03/28/2021 1:00 AM
    Many people go through life with a deep sense of regret over something they did or did not do. This Palm Sunday we remember those people with high expectations who praised Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. Days later the mob would regretfully cry out for Jesus to be crucified. Peter swore he would not deny Jesus and but then regrettably swore three times that he didn't know Jesus. Peter was one of Jesus closest disciples but he went as far as saying "I never knew the man." Jesus came back and helped Peter undo that regret and He can do the same for us. Jesus offers forgiveness and a fresh start to those who want Him too. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Run Your Race Unhindered 03/20/2021 9:00 PM
    Drawing from the imagery of Olympic running the writer of Hebrews in the Bible reminds us that, just like the other Christ-followers who have lived before we did, we are all in a spiritual race. Sin holds us back, Saints from the past are cheering us onward and our Savior is waiting to celebrate with us when we cross the finish line. This message will show you the strategy to run a better race and encourage you to not give up. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Authentic Discipling - A simple way to get started (Mat 28:19) 03/13/2021 10:00 PM
    Jesus calls us to be disciples that grow disciples. Are you that kind of Christ-follower? Do you feel up to the task of sharing Jesus with the hope that you will be given the opportunity to help a new believer learn how to follow Jesus? If you are really good at this, then this message will encourage you. If you don’t know how to begin or what you would do to teach new believer or immature Christian this message will inspire you. We will share some easy-to-use tools to help you get started carrying out Jesus commission to make disciples and teach them to obey Jesus teaching. Matthew 28:19. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • God is watching for your Authentic Worship (Jn 4:23) 03/06/2021 8:00 PM
    Some people are surprised to learn that worship is much more than just attending church or singing worship songs. In John 4:23 Jesus shares about true worship and tells us that God the Father is watching for this: “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” Listen and be encouraged to worship the way God desires and experience the power and joy that brings. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • The Incredible Value of the Local Authentic Church 02/27/2021 10:00 PM
    Why do we go to church? The Covid shutdowns showed us all that internet church can be inspiring and convenient. And that there are churches far away from home that have even better music and messages we can comfortably watch online so why do we need to be bothered with the authentic local church? Then again we have had TV Church available for over 50 years and that didn’t fully meet our needs. Is there more to church than being a spectator and downloading information? Watch or listen to be encouraged to see The Incredible Value of the Local Authentic Church. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Stories and Scripture to Show How Revenge may not bring Satisfaction (1 Cor 13:5-6) 02/20/2021 10:00 PM
    Some people just get us so angry that we want to cause them to feel some of the pain and problems they have caused us. We might even stay awake at night planning what we are going to do to get our revenge.  I Corinthians 13:5-6 lists five reasons why Christians are to choose to forgive instead of retaliate because love: "... does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth."  And if vengeance is due - God says we are to leave that to Him to deal with. Mishandling your anger towards others can often harm you more than anyone else. That's what this weekends encouraging message topic is about. Listen and be encouraged to act in love and put aside the anger and hate. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Four Things Christian Love Always Does (1 Cor 13:7) 02/14/2021 2:00 AM
    Deep down we all really do want to be loved but often feel unworthy. I Corinthians 13:7 lists four things Christian love always does: “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” How is that even possible? What does that look like? Watch or listen and be encouraged to see what Christian love is supposed to do. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Pride trips you up Humility leads you to Success (1 Cor 13:4-5) 02/07/2021 1:00 AM
    Last week we saw in 1 Corinthians 13:4 that “Love is not Proud.” And this Super Bowl Sunday is a great weekend to focus on how pride can keep us from God’s best for our lives. Repeatedly the Bible shows that God hates sinful pride. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humility honors God and makes us better team players. Humility is one of the most important qualities we need to model and teach kids in team sports. Watch or listen and be encouraged to see how Pride trips you up Humility leads you to Success. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Overcoming Boredom, Anger & Misjudgement to Keep Love from going Bad (1 Cor 13:4-6) 01/30/2021 3:00 PM
    God gives us instructions for the ways we should and should not show love in 1 Corinthians 13 and at least three things can mess that up. They are Boredom, Anger and Misunderstanding. That’s the focus of this Bible based, encouraging message this weekend at River Rock Church that you won’t want to miss. Pastor Chris Teien  #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Setting a Priority that Comes with Jesus Promise of Provision* (Matt 6:33) 01/23/2021 9:00 PM
    Matthew 6:33 is a verse that I have tried to build my life around.  A simple verse with profound implications that if lived out will affect every area of our lives.  In addition, this verse carries the promise from Jesus, who cannot lie, that He will supply all our needs.  Can we listen and together learn how to purposefully live in this promise from God? Pastor Dan Jetto  #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Even when Life is Terrible, True Love is Patient and Kind (1 Cor 13:1-4) 01/17/2021 1:00 AM
    Even when Life is Terrible True Love is Patient and Kind. Yes, there are a lot of problems in the world. Yes, you are probably hiding behind your mask. No, you don’t get to be unloving and unkind just because you are frustrated or even angry. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Paul gives us a list in 1 Corinthians 13 of what Christian love is supposed to look like: “Love is patient, love is kind....” 1 Corinthians 13:4a (NIV). And later reveals that patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Watch or listen this weekend to be encouraged to be patient and kind so God will bless you and be able to use you to accomplish his purposes. Pastor Chris Teien  #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Faith + Hope + Love > Politics (1 Cor 13:1-3) 01/10/2021 12:00 AM
    Seven things to consider when it comes to the great divide caused by politics, current issues and elected leaders. The world has turned its back on God and appears to be unravelling with our country angry, fearful, and divided. Watch or listen to be encouraged to learn Jesus desire for His church in these troubling times. Pastor Chris Teien  #RiverRockChurchMN
  • A New Year for a New You (Lam 3:21-24) 01/02/2021 9:00 PM
    While many of us may feel helpless to change our current circumstances, the one thing we can work on changing is ourselves. We’ve got a new year to fill in a blank calendar with obligations and opportunities that could help improve the quality and value of our lives. Hope, true success and real lasting change comes from the Lord. Jeremiah wrote in the book of Lamentations that our faith for today and hope for tomorrow is in the Lord who is merciful and faithful. Listen to this message to be encouraged to get ready for this New Year with plans for a New You. We will also have communion as part of this message. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Hope for a New Year 12/27/2020 2:00 PM
    Many people would say 2020 has been the worst year of their entire lives. Others would say it has been challenging but God has been faithful and the pandemic has made them value life more. In the beginning of Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus he reminded them of how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all give them hope. Watch or listen to this message to be encouraged to find hope for a New Year. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • The Everlasting Meaning of Christmas - Christmas Eve 12/24/2020 6:00 PM
    River Rock Christmas - Online Church Service is perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Watch together and share link with others. Wishing you a blessed a delightful Christmas! Includes Countdown Christmas Trivia. Sing-a-long Christmas songs. Animated Christmas story. Encouraging message. Music and videos used with permission/purchased rights. #RiverRockChurchMN   Video on Youtube and Facebook
  • The Holy Spirit of Christmas 12/20/2020 12:00 AM
    Maybe you aren’t feeling the Christmas spirit yet since this year there aren’t many Christmas gatherings, nor programs to attend and there currently isn’t any snow on the ground. But we want to help you be filled with the Holy Spirit of Christmas. It is worthwhile to take notice of how the Holy Spirit was involved in the Christmas story, to see the ways the Holy Spirit is involved in your life story, and to enjoy the fruit He brings into your life. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to guide and empower our lives, so don’t treat Him like the Elf on the Shelf. Tune in this weekend by video or audio and be encouraged to see how the gift of the Holy Spirit is part of the package deal for all of us who have been adopted into God’s family and are living in Jesus. A great message to share this Sunday before Christmas. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Find Joy When You Make Time for Jesus this CHRISTmas Season 12/12/2020 7:00 PM
    Most of us are very familiar with the narrative of the Biblical Christmas story. Have you ever considered how those in the story that God used greatly were busy doing things that pleased God and that they were willing to change their plans to answer God’s call in their lives? It may actually be easier this Covid Christmas to find time to ponder and worship Jesus since there are very few activities to attend. Tune in this weekend by video or audio and be encouraged to see the value of arranging your priorities to find joy this CHRISTmas season. Pastor Chris Teiein #RiverRockChurchMN
  • What Are We Expecting for Christmas?* 12/05/2020 10:00 PM
    This Christmas what is it that we are expecting?  Is it gifts, a chance to relax with a couple extra days off?  With the pandemic many will be missing traditional gatherings, meals with extended families, but is there something more, something greater we should be expecting this year?  What would happen if instead of expecting these things, we looked for and expected to meet Jesus, how would that change us?  In this message we will look at some of the people who met the Baby Jesus and how they were blessed through those meetings.  Please join us as we watch, listen, and find how Jesus is waiting to bless you this Christmas season. Pastor Dan Jetto  #RiverRockChurchMN
  • When God’s Plans Leave You Speechless 11/28/2020 11:00 PM
    We start the Christmas message series this weekend with the amazing story of Zechariah and Elizabeth (parents of John the Baptist) as God was preparing the stage for Jesus to be born into the world. While Zechariah and Elizabeth were in the middle of God’s important plans they were also inconvenienced and left wondering what was God up to. Listen as Pastor Chris from River Rock Church shares “When God’s Plans Leave You Speechless” with the goal of encouraging you to be faithful during these uncertain times.
  • Six Ways to Give Thanks even when Covid hinders your plans (Ps 116) 11/21/2020 11:00 PM
    The calendar says we are scheduled to have a day to gather and be full of thanksgiving but the medical experts want us to keep to ourselves. In many ways this year has been full of disappointment and while we may not feel thankful, we can find hope and encouragement through the Scriptures. Listen to Pastor Chris’ message this Sunday from Psalm 116 to hear how God can help you walk with the Lord even when you are faced with sickness and death. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Victory over Discouragement 11/14/2020 10:00 PM
     There is so much discouragement these days. Fear of sickness, job insecurity, political chaos, relationship troubles, social isolation, boredom, disappointment, ungodliness and so many other things can make us feel discouraged. With God’s help, when we turn our focus from our own trials and look toward the people and priorities God cares about we will often feel encouraged and become encouragers. This week Pastor Chris Teien from River Rock Church shares insight on how to experience victory over discouragement. There is a special parable dramatization story at the end about parachutes you won’t want to miss.  #RiverRockChurchMN Who I am in Christ resource mentioned https://ficm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Truth-Statements1.pdf
  • Victory over Failure 11/07/2020 9:00 PM
    Some people never fail at anything because they avoid trying everything. Experiencing failure can help train you to be more successful. When we learn from our mistakes it can give us wisdom and confidence to succeed in the future. Sometimes our failures are inconvenient or embarrassing and other times our failures can destroy relationships and affect our careers. Jesus can help us find forgiveness and healing from past failures. God’s Word can give us inspiration and guidance to experience victory and success. Listen as Pastor Chris Teien from River Rock Church shares insights on experiencing victory over failure so you can enjoy the life God desires you to have. #RiverRockChurchMN 11.08.20
  • Victory Over Temptation 10/31/2020 7:00 PM
    Every moment of every day we make choices that can affect our future and our satisfaction with life. Sometimes the temptation comes from our own self will and sometimes our evil adversary the devil tempts us to sin. The good news is that those who are in Christ Jesus will never face a temptation they can’t escape, and that God is pleased with us when we pass the test and make the right choices. Listen as Pastor Chris Teien from River Rock Church shares insights on overcoming temptations so you can enjoy life without regrets and be prepared for God to use you to accomplish His plans. Message also includes a short communion time. #RiverRockChurchMN
  • Victory Over Fear 10/25/2020 5:00 AM
    Can you really find victory over fear on your own? How often do you try to convince yourself to face your fears and rise, only to still feel the terror in your life? People are afraid of getting sick, going broke, living under bad leaders, being harmed, missing out and so much more. The Bible is full of encouraging promises to help us through these scary times. Listen to Pastor Chris Teien share ways to transform your fear into faith and experience peace instead of panic.
  • Does Jesus Know Me?* 10/17/2020 10:00 PM
    Jesus, in Matthew chapter 7, makes a rather sobering statement about people who appeared to be doing wonderful things in His name, but when it comes time for judgment He says they will never enter the kingdom of heaven, because He never “knew them.”  Watch and learn how we can be known by Jesus and share eternity with Him, how we can truly be known by God. Pastor Dan Jetto  River Rock Church Belle Plaine, MN
  • Victory over Anger 10/10/2020 11:00 PM
    People are so angry today. While the emotions that lead us to get angry are not always sinful, angry actions may lead us into sin, pain and regret. The Bible says, “In your anger do not sin” and even Jesus expressed his anger at time. Get some help with what to do when we get angry, why we get angry and ways to stop being angry. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • Victory over Guilt 10/04/2020 4:00 AM
    We all make many mistakes and sometimes that leads to regret and a lifetime of guilt. The Bible shows us example of King David: a man after God’s own heart, who fell into sin and eventually was overwhelmed with guilt. Jesus can help us find victory over guilt and live with more compassion for others. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Victory over Worry 09/26/2020 9:00 PM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares three things worry is not from Matthew 6: Worry is not expected, effective or directed. Listen and be encouraged to pray, trust and give your worries to Jesus. More at https://riverrockchurch.com
  • Victory over Stress and Burnout 09/19/2020 11:00 PM
    While all stress isn’t bad, too much stress can cause you to burnout. People, Paychecks and Priorities among many areas of life that can lead you to become stressed out. The God who created you and knows how much stress you can handle has given us wisdom found in His Word. Listen as Pastor Chris Teien shares how Jesus can help us find victory over stress and burnout. More at https://riverrockchurch.com
  • Earthly Practices with Promises of Heavenly Rewards* 09/12/2020 10:00 PM
    Jesus told us to store up treasures in heaven where moth and rust cannot destroy them.  Pastor Dan Jetto shares an encouraging message from Matthew 6 about the three practices that Jesus says His Father will reward. Listen to discover how we can experience these promised rewards. 
  • Victory through Problems and Struggles 09/05/2020 11:00 PM
    Hear what the Bible has to say about overcoming life’s difficulties. Can the struggle really make you stronger or does it just wear you out? Are true followers of Jesus given an easier life? Pastor Chris Teien shares the encouraging reasons and ways God can use the hard things you are going through for your good and to possibly to help those around you. Part of the Victory in Jesus series at River Rock Church.
  • How to be a Happy, Helpful and Holy Christian (1 Thess 5:12-28) 08/30/2020 1:00 AM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares three ways to effectively live the Christian life while we are all waiting for Jesus to return. From 1 Thessalonians 5.
  • How to Live while Waiting for Christ to Return (1 Thess 5:1-11) 08/22/2020 9:00 PM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares three perspectives to help you to get prepared and use these last days more effectively as we wait expectantly for Jesus to return. From 1 Thessalonians 5. 
  • Preparing for Jesus to Come Back and Get His Church (1 Thess 4:13-18) 08/15/2020 11:00 PM
    Here is one of the most encouraging passages of Scripture that shows how Jesus comes to get us, gives new resurrected bodies to believers who have already died and glorified bodies to those who are living, and then takes us all to be with Him in the Fathers house. While it is intended to be encouraging words, It’s also a hotly debated passage among Christians. Listen and be encouraged that Jesus is coming back to get his church. Pastor Chris Teien. 1 Thessalonian 4:13-18   https://RiverRockChurch.com
  • The Christians Confident Hope when Facing Death or Experiencing Grief (1 Thess 4:13-15) 08/09/2020 5:00 AM
    Paul instructed the Thessalonians how find hope in the midst of death. God prewired us with the knowledge that there is more to our existence than just the days of this life. Christ-followers look forward to seeing Jesus face to face with great confidence and assurance. There is a process to transformation and even a time for grieving the loss of a loved one while we wait our turn to be called Heavenward. Listen and be encouraged to have confident Hope when Facing Death or Experiencing Grief. 1 Thess. 4:13-15  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Finding Strength in the Perfect Timing of Our Savior* 08/01/2020 9:00 PM
    We are living in a time unlike any other in our nation’s history.  When life seems like it is falling apart God is still in control.  In the midst of the darkest times throughout Scripture we see God working His plan in His perfect timing.  Watch and learn how we can find strength as we trust in God’s perfect timing, demonstrated in the death and resurrection of Jesus. - Pastor Dan Jetto
  • 3 Ways that God can Bring You Peace in Confusing Times (1 Thess 4:1-12) 07/26/2020 6:00 AM
    We live in conflicting times as educators and leaders are throwing out traditional values and Biblical principles to “progressively” do whatever seems right in their own eyes. If you are living to please yourself and are finding no peace, then maybe it’s time to commit yourself to learn and obey God’s principles for living. And once you understand His ways you will want to teach them to your kids and friends. This week we will look at three ways that God can bring you peace in these confusing times. Pastor Chris Teien
  • 7 Ways to More Effectively Pray for Others (1 Thess 3:9-13) 07/19/2020 5:00 AM
    Everyone knows how to pray for their own prayer needs but how are we supposed to pray for others? Is your prayer life very effective? The Apostle Paul encourages Christ-followers with 7 Ways to More Effectively Pray for Others in 1 Thessalonians 3. It might be worth 25 minutes of your time to watch/listen to this message by Pastor Chris Teien at River Rock Church. Maybe pray about it?For church at home songs and kids bulletins & video links visit https://riverrockchurch.com/Watch To share prayer requests go to https://riverockchurch.com/PraySunday 07.19.20
  • How God’s People Inspire One Another (1 Thess 3:1-8) 07/12/2020 3:00 AM
    Be encouraged by Pastor Chris Teien with five ways God’s People Inspire One Another from 1 Thessalonians 3. Learn from the Apostle Paul’s example how to care for and inspire others to live for Jesus. Together we are better equipped to endure hardship and prioritize relationships
  • How God's People Overcome Opposition (1 Thess 2:13-20) 07/05/2020 3:00 AM
    Be encouraged by Pastor Chris Teien with four ways God's People Overcome Opposition from 1 Thessalonians and learn from the Apostle Paul how to be a winner and invest in people. 
  • How Gods People Endure Faithfully (1 Thess 2:1-12) 06/28/2020 1:00 PM
    Be encouraged by Pastor Chris Teien with three ways God's People Endure Faithfully from 1 Thessalonians and learn from the Apostle Paul how to be a good Christian leader and care for God's people. 
  • Living a Mustard Seed Life* 06/20/2020 9:00 PM
    Jesus said “Truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, “move from here to there”, and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you” How is it possible to do the impossible?  The simple answer is “God has to do it”  Watch this message from Pastor Dan Jetto and find out how we can develop a life that accomplishes the impossible when we begin to live a “Mustard Seed Life”.
  • How to Grow Strong in the Christian Life even when Life is Painful (1 Thess 1:5-10) 06/14/2020 12:00 AM
    Pastor Chris shares Five Ways to Grow Stronger in your Christian life from 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1
  • Three Ways God's People can be Encouraging (1 Thess 1:1-4) 06/07/2020 12:00 AM
    A timely message from 1 Thessalonians that in the midst of all the anxiety and fears that God’s People are Encouraging. Hear three ways you can be an encourager and make an eternal difference. Pastor Chris Teien
  • God's People Live in Unity 05/31/2020 12:00 AM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares a message on how Christ-followers need to be servants of others pursuing racial unity and recognizing God has established authorities to better our lives. #GeorgeFloyd 
  • The CLUE to hearing Jesus tell you Well Done! 05/23/2020 10:00 PM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares an encouraging message about investing your life wisely so when all is said and done you will be commended and rewarded by Jesus. The Bible gives us a CLUE so Jesus return and the fact that we will all stand before Him to give an account of our lives won't take us by surprise.
  • Playing a New Game: What to do when Life Keeps Changing 05/17/2020 6:00 PM
    Listen and hear four strategies to help you win whatever competition or challenge you are now facing. This encouraging message helps you to be successful when the rules change, or a new game begins. Whether you are graduating from school or just about to be set free from the Minnesota Governor’s stay at home order or experiencing any other struggle or life change the Bible has a lot to say about how to win at the game of life. 
  • Our Need to Find, Live and Share Hope 05/10/2020 6:00 PM
    Be encouraged to see that hope is in Jesus as declared in the promises of the Bible. Listen to this encouraging message about finding, living and sharing hope. Whether you are an overworked mom, a student displaced from school and friends, a dad concerned about finances, or any other person struggling right now, we all need hope. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Sowing a Life of Significance 05/03/2020 6:00 PM
    Pastor Chris Teien shares an encouraging message about sowing a life of significance. 
  • When the Lord is my Shepherd I find Peace, Rest, Strength and Direction 04/26/2020 5:00 PM
    Listen to another encouraging message from Psalm 23 and find Peace, Rest, Strength and Direction. Pastor Chris Teien church from home
  • When the Lord is my Shepherd I am Protected and Provided for 04/19/2020 5:00 PM
    Listen to an encouraging message from Psalm 23. One of the most well known and loved Psalms can give us comfort and peace as we wait patiently to leave our homes and look forward to returning to church, work and school. Pastor Chris Teien church from home
  • Find Help and Hope when you Worship Jesus Christ 04/12/2020 5:00 PM
    Your greatest needs and your bigger fears are put into true perspective when you choose to Worship the Risen Christ. Jesus gives purpose, power, provision and patience during these unprecedented times. Pastor Chris Teien from home
  • Living a Life of Worship of the God Who Saves 04/05/2020 7:00 PM
    Be encouraged to live a life of worship of the God who saves and experience joy, hope and a desire to spread the Good News to those who are in despair. Pastor Dan Jetto church from home
  • Even Faith Heroes had to Wait Patiently 03/29/2020 7:00 PM
    Our busy lives freely going wherever we want whenever we want has come to a screeching halt with the coronavirus isolation. Most of God's Heroes of the faith also experienced life altering times of waiting and are great examples of trusting God and being patient. When you are forced to slow it can be a great time to grow deeper in faith and walk closer to God. Listen and be encouraged to be patient like a faith hero. Pastor Chris Teien church from home
  • 7 Ways to Find Peace in a Pandemic 03/22/2020 1:00 PM
    King Hezekiah was told by the Prophet Isaiah to get his house in order because he was going to die. What did the King do and how did God respond? We are all going to die sometime - are you ready? Listen and be encouraged to live for Jesus whether your days are numbered or your future is bright. Pastor Chris Teien church from home
  • I Still Believe - When God allows me to go through Difficult Times 03/08/2020 7:00 PM
    In part 2 we will look at what the Bible reveals about committed Christ-followers enduring difficult circumstances like sickness, cancer, loss and depression. Why does God sometimes allow us to go through pain, shame and hardship even though we have prayed for help and healing? Come to River Rock this Sunday to be encouraged to live for Jesus through the good times and bad with faith instead of fear and with greater wisdom then Job’s less than helpful friends. You may even find peace when the world fears pandemics.
  • I Still Believe: When God Doesn’t Seem to Answer my Prayer 03/01/2020 11:00 PM
    Listen and be encouraged to have hope and hold on to your faith when it seems like everything is falling apart as we look at what the Bible says about waiting on God as you pray with confidence and assurance in the midst of sickness, pain, uncertainty, hardships and loss. Part 1 of 2. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Learning to Let Go so that we can Receive Gods Best 02/23/2020 8:00 PM
    Do we feel like there is something missing in our lives? Are we constantly trying to find something new, and experience, a toy, job that will bring us fulfillment? Jesus had an encounter with a rich young ruler, a person who had everything this world could offer. He was a good man following the rules the religious leaders had told him about, and yet he was unfulfilled. Jesus told this individual that he lacked one thing. . . Are you lacking something? Jesus has an answer for you. Listen and learn how we can find peace and fulfillment in our lives as Jesus intended. Mark 10:17-22  Pastor Dan Jetto
  • Misplaced Affections - the Danger of Falling in Love with the Wrong Things 02/16/2020 11:00 PM
    We are called to Love God and Love People. Sometimes we end up falling in love with things that pull us away from what God truly desires for our lives and that leads to disappointment and regret. The Bible says God even gets jealous when we give our love and worship to something else when it was supposed to be for Him. We are going to look at six areas where people struggle with misplaced affections. Listen and be encouraged to protect yourself from loving the wrong things and harming your relationships. Pastor Chris Teien
  • One True Source of Life (Prof Dean Erickson) 02/09/2020 11:00 PM
    An encouraging message from 1 Kings 17 by special guest Dr. Dean Erickson – Old Testament Professor from Crown College
  • Pressing on to Win the Prize (Phil 3.10-14) 02/02/2020 11:00 PM
    Life is difficult. Not only do we struggle with personal, school and work issues but we are also involved in a spiritual battle that can make us want to give up. The Apostle Paul’s instructions to the Church in Philippi was to press on and keep their eyes on the Heavenly prize. Listen and be encouraged to keep pressing on through the hard times, the comfortable times and all those times that don’t go as you had hoped. Pastor Chris Teien
  • The Church Jesus Builds 01/26/2020 11:00 PM
    Jesus said, “I will build my church and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” The church is called the bride of Christ and most of God’s plan to save the world involves the church so why would we miss out on that. Jesus wants us to be connected to Him worshiping, encouraging, learning and loving as we share life with one another. When you aren’t plugged into a local church you miss out on relationships that could benefit you, the local community and the Kingdom of God. Be encouraged to value church the way Jesus does and see what He intended the church to become and accomplish. Pastor Chris Teien
  • Afterlife: Where will you be One Minute After You Die? 01/19/2020 11:00 PM
    [Part 2 of 2] Most of us expect to enjoy long lives but there is no guarantee that our time here on earth won’t be cut short. God has created us to live somewhere for eternity – where will you be one minute after you die? What assurance do you have that you will go to be with Jesus in heaven? Listen and be encouraged to live for Jesus and confidently die expecting Jesus will welcome you to your heavenly home. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN 
  • Afterlife: What Jesus Revealed about Heaven and Hell 01/12/2020 11:00 PM
    [Part 1 of 2] Jesus came down from Heaven to teach us how to live and pay the penalty for our sins. He had three years of public ministry to teach us whatever He thought was important for us to know and it appears He thought it was imperative we know the truth about Heaven and Hell. Many people want to avoid thinking or talking about Hell because it is terrifying. What you believe about the afterlife will affect your life choices and how you approach death. Listen to be encouraged to be confident about your reservation in Heaven and get motivated to help others cancel their reservation in Hell. Pastor Chris Teien #RiverRockChurchMN 
  • Those Who Almost Committed Suicide; How Life Changed because they Kept Living (Acts 16:31) 01/05/2020 6:00 PM
    Life circumstances, hopelessness and extreme depression can lead people to look for ways to check out of this life. God forbids murder – suicide is self-murder. Jesus offers hope, help and forgiveness and can empower you/them to keep living. In Acts 16 the Philippian jailer thought the prisoners he was responsible for had escaped and out of fear was about to fall on his sword until someone convinced him to stop because it was going to be OK. Many people, even pastors, are cutting their lives short and leaving a trail of pain and loss for all those who cared about them. Listen and be encouraged and equipped through God’s Word plus hear amazing testimonies of those who kept living. Resources at https://riverrockchurch.com/suicide-prevention  Pastor Chris Teien  #RiverRockChurchMN 
  • Seven Re-Commitments for a Blessed New Year (2 Cor 5:17) 12/29/2019 8:00 PM
    For some the New Year is nothing more than a calendar change and life goes on just like it did last year. Others make “impossible” New Year’s resolutions that fizzle out within a few months. The Bible has some very encouraging advice to help us live a new life in Christ and experience blessings in the New Year. Listen and be encouraged to leave your past failures behind and strategically renew your commitment to seven areas of victory and blessing for 2020 - Pastor Chris Teien  #RiverRockChurchMN  
  • Jesus, The Blessing of God With Us 12/15/2019 8:00 PM
    Listen and learn about the blessings that God has for us as he continues to be our Immanuel. When the apostle Matthew wrote about Jesus’ birth He quotes Isaiah, “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.” Jesus the Creator of the Universe, chose to be born as a baby, to the poorest of the poor. The King of Kings came so that he could live with us, with the plan that He would provide a way for us to come live with Him for eternity.  He promises to never leave us or forsake us, in fact He placed His Holy Spirit within us and God is still with us today.  - Pastor Dan Jetto 
  • Jesus, the Birthday made for Celebrating 12/08/2019 11:00 PM
    No one really knows the exact day Jesus was born but our churches and culture have chosen December 25th as the day to celebrate His birth. It was the day that God became a man, then lived among us, paid off our sin debt, gave us a job to do, went back up to Heaven and promised to return at the perfect time. Jesus is God and He is worthy of our worship and our gifts. It seems odd that people have become more focused on family, food, football and financing gifts for each other (or themselves) then focusing on the true gift of Jesus. Be encouraged to not let this Christmas season pass by without putting Jesus first and sharing Him with others.  Pastor Chris Teien
  • Jesus, The Treasure of Christmas 12/01/2019 10:00 PM
    Listen and be encouraged to experience, ponder, celebrate and share Jesus the treasure we in Jesus this Christmas season and all year round. From Luke 2:15-20  - Pastor Chris Teien
  • Thankful, Grateful and Blessed 11/24/2019 11:00 PM
    People who are truly Thankful will take time to show their gratitude. We who are experiencing the unending love and undeserved grace of Jesus should take time to express that as we come together on Sunday morning to worship the Lord at church. A.W. Tozer wrote about why we should be thankful, “…Most precious of all, is the friendship and communion of Jesus. He is the friend that sticks closer than a brother and He has assured us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Let this knowledge keep us ever thankful. We dare not take Jesus for granted. His love alone should keep the flame of our gratitude at white heat until that day when we shall be presented to the Father with exceeding joy.” Confident faith and true life in Jesus will lead us to be Thankful, Grateful and Blessed. Listen as we look at reasons and ways to experience joy in Thanks-giving from the Bible - Pastor Chris Teien
  • When God calls you to Rescue them (Jude 23) 11/17/2019 11:00 PM
    It wasn’t that long ago that following Jesus was welcome in our culture but that is now changing at an alarming rate. Jesus half-brother Jude wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to instruct us how to live in these difficult last days. In Jude 1:23 he writes: “Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment…” which means God may call on us to help rescue others and live our lives as Jesus intended. It’s difficult and risky but it is also eternally significant and rewarding. Listen and be encouraged to help people escape the eternal flames and from the raging river of culture trying to pull people away from God. - Pastor Chris Teien
  • Blessed are the Pure in Heart (Dr. Ken Castor) 11/11/2019 1:00 AM
    In such a complex world, what does it look like to have a pure heart? Can we raise a future generation with a pure heart? How do we respond to hurt/corruption in the world with a pure heart? Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8 NIV). In our distracted, divisive, anxious-ridden society, fixing our gaze on God may just produce the integrity and uncompromised desires that we all desperately need. Guest Dr Ken Castor. 
  • Maturing into Child Like Faith 11/03/2019 10:00 PM
    Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Some say it is a call to a child-like faith, but this is not an immature or childish faith, it is a relational faith. Listen as we explore the deeper meaning of Jesus’ statement as He calls us to love, trust and live in forever awe of the God who loves us without measure. Pastor Dan Jetto
  • The Best is Yet to Come when Jesus Returns! 10/27/2019 9:00 PM
    While people like to argue the exact timing and details of Jesus return, the Bible is abundantly clear that Jesus is going to return and make all that is wrong in the world right. Whatever you are struggling with, know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if you are a Christ-follower then the best is yet to come. Listen as we look at Revelation chapter 20 and other passages to see what is clearly revealed in Scripture about Jesus agenda for the future of people and the earth we inhabit.- Pastor Chris Teien.
  • Rewards for Serving Jesus 10/20/2019 8:00 PM
    It’s amazing and inspiring to know that not only are we able to experience blessings now through Christ, but that the Bible repeatedly says we can earn eternal rewards for the way we live out our lives. It seems abundantly clear that some will have more in eternity than others based on the way they currently choose to serve Jesus and invest their treasure in Heaven. In Revelation 22:12 (NIV) Jesus says, “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” Listen and be encouraged to acquire some of the rewards that have been revealed and learn how you earn them. Pastor Chris Teien.
  • Conquering Depression 10/13/2019 10:00 PM
    Maybe you struggle with sadness and depression. Sometimes it is easy to identify the reason you are depressed sometimes we are depressed for no known reason. If we want to show Jesus love and encourage people it is important for us to get help if we are suffering and be ready to help those around who are depressed. Relief doesn’t always come immediately and sometimes God uses medication and Christian counseling to bring healing. Listen be encouraged to find help for your needs and become a resource to help others as we see how Jesus help us conquer depression. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • Dealing with Life’s Disappointments 10/06/2019 9:00 PM
    God has given us the real life stories of people in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible to teach us how to live with faith as we ride the roller-coaster of life. Just about everyone’s life is full of victories and disappointments, divine encouragement and evil discouragement, hope to keep us going or despair to cause us to quit. Sometimes we are disappointed by the result of our own choices and other times through no fault of our own. Jesus purchased  and promises our salvation and He can give you the strength to overcome your hardship and pain. Pastor Chris Teien.
  • When You Need Jesus to Heal You 09/29/2019 10:00 PM
    The blind beggar in Luke 18 is a great example of how we should request and respond to Jesus healing us. Miracles still happen today and the Bible shows us how we can ask for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. While we all will die sometime and the Lord doesn’t always choose to heal everyone we should pray and pursue divine healing because Scripture says it’s available through Jesus. Listen be encouraged to grow in faith and knowledge of how Jesus our Healer is at work today. Pastor Chris Teien.
  • Knowing you are Secure in Jesus our Savior 09/15/2019 10:00 PM
    Grow deeper in faith and get better equipped to serve by looking at what the Bible says about the Fourfold Gospel of Christ. This five-part series will encourage you to embrace and proclaim Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. [Part 1 of 5]. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • When Jesus called 911 09/08/2019 10:00 PM
    In an emergency, when time is of the essence, compassionate people jump in to save those that they can, but at the same time call for help so that as many as possible can be rescued.  In Matthew 9 Jesus sees the multitudes harassed and helpless, in need of compassion and grace.  He recognizes the time is short as are the resources. He tells his followers to “Ask the Lord of the Harvest therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” This was Jesus version of asking His disciples to call 911 so that God would dispatch more workers to help rescue those who were perishing. Listen and learn how we can become first responders for Jesus, casting out life-lines to those in need. From Matthew 9:35-38. Pastor Dan Jetto. 
  • God Rewards Good Work 09/01/2019 7:00 PM
    For most of us work consumes the greatest portion of our lives. God gave us work as a gift and even warns us that if a person doesn’t work they shouldn’t eat. God can help you at work and reward you for your efforts. Your work truly does matter to God. Listen and be encouraged to grow in your faith and effectiveness at work. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • Improve Your Prayer Life and Experience God (James 5:13-20) 08/25/2019 11:00 PM
    Think about all the incredible prayer promises and detailed method given to us in the Bible. Different types of prayer to encompass all of life. Some people pray for others but they won’t pray for their own needs and desires – some people can’t seem to move beyond asking God for their own wants when they pray. James chapter 5 has a lot to say about praying. Listen and be encouraged to see the opportunity before you to help change the world and please the Lord through your prayer life. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • Patiently waiting for Jesus to Return? (James 5:7-12) 08/18/2019 10:00 PM
    The greatest day ever will be when Jesus returns - unless you haven't put your faith in Him. Jesus said He was coming back but He didn't specify when. The more we grow in our faith the more we long to see Jesus face to face. Life can get difficult when we are trying to live out His will for our lives and it can lead to hardships and conflicts. In James chapter 5 we are given some encouraging Scriptures to help us when it is difficult to patiently await Jesus return. Listen and be encouraged to use our remaining time wisely while we expectantly prepare for Jesus to come back. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • When Your Money is Not Enough (James 5:1-6) 08/11/2019 6:00 PM
    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 Chris Teien. 
  • Count on Life's Unpredictable Timing (James 4:11-17) 08/04/2019 6:00 PM
    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 do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” in James 4:13-14 (NIV). Listen and be encouraged to see how God can help you grow and be more effective fulfilling His purpose for your life when you are flexible with your plans and let Jesus lead you on this crazy adventure we call life. Pastor Chris Teien. 
  • Help for Inner Conflicts and Angry Outbursts (James 4:1-10) 07/28/2019 7:00 PM
    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. 
  • Wisdom Don’t Live Life Without It (James 3:13-18) 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 (James 3:1-12) 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 (James 2:14-26) 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 (James 2:1-13) 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* (Matt 11:28) 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 (1 Peter 1:18-19) 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 (John15:13) 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 (Matthew 7:24-27) 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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