Sermons

04.18.21 – Church from Home Resources

Here are our pre-recorded Sermon video/audio links to Kids Ministry and other materials if you are unable to meet with us in person for church. Update: We are not meeting this Sunday since two of our leaders got Covid and we want to make sure it’s not spreading among us. We are meeting again in…

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Coming Up 4/25 – How can you live so God will use you?

God created us all 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…

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Sermon – Jesus Resurrection Upheld

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…

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Good Friday Sermon: His Loving Sacrifice

It’s easy to forget when someone makes a life changing sacrifice for you. Watch 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

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Sermon: Regrets Undone? Jesus cares about those who mess up

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…

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Sermon: Run Your Race Unhindered

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…

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Upcoming Messages at River Rock Church

Join us 10am Sundays in person or watch/listen online to our Spring 2021 sermon series and be encouraged to grow in faith, hope and love. (This message schedule may change as the Spirit leads or circumstances warrant) Upcoming Sunday Message Topics 3/21 Run Your Race Unhindered 3/28 Regrets Undone 4/4 Resurrection Upheld 4/11 How to…

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Sermon: God is Watching for your Authentic Worship (John 4:23)

Could you identify incomplete or even counterfeit worship? 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…

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Sermon: The Incredible Value of the Local Authentic Church

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…

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Authentic Faith Message Series

What does the Bible really say about authentic faith and Christian living? Don’t fall for counterfeits. Join us 10am Sundays in person or watch/listen online for our spring 2021 sermon series and be encouraged to grow in knowledge and deepen your faith. (This message schedule may change as the Spirit leads or circumstances warrant) Upcoming…

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Sermon: Four Things Christian Love Always Does

Valentine’s Day is a mixed bag for many who love it, hate it, endure it or ignore it. 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?…

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Sermon: Pride trips you up Humility leads you to Success

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…

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Faith, Hope and Love Message Series

Join us 10am Sundays in person or watch/listen online for our winter 2021 sermon series and be encouraged to grow in faith, hope and love. (This message schedule may change as the Spirit leads or circumstances warrant) Upcoming Sunday Message Topics 1/10 Faith, Hope, Love and Politics (1 Cor 13:1-3) 1/17 Even when Life is Terrible,…

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Sermon: Faith, Hope, Love and Politics

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…

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Sermon: A New Year for a New You

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…

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Hope for the New Year

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…

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Sermon: The Holy Spirit of Christmas

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…

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Sermon: What Are We Expecting for Christmas?

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…

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Sermon: When God’s Plans Leave You Speechless

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…

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Sermon: Victory over Discouragement

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 issues and look toward the people and priorities God cares about we will…

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Victory in Jesus (Message Series fall 2020)

Join us 10am Sundays in person or watch/listen online for our fall sermon series and be encouraged to find true Victory in Jesus. In the midst of one of the most discouraging and uncertain times in our lives this series is a great reminder that Jesus offers hope, peace and transformation. Upcoming Sunday Message Topics…

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Sermon: Victory over Failure

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…

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Sermon: Victory over Temptation

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…

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Sermon: Victory over Fear

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…

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Sermon: Does Jesus Know Me?

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…

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Sermon: Victory over Anger

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. Watch and learn about dealing with different types of anger…

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Sermon: Victory over Guilt

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.…

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Sermon: Victory over Worry

Pastor Chris Teien shares three things worry is not from Matthew 6: Worry is not expected, effective or directed. Watch and be encouraged to pray, trust and give your worries to Jesus. #RiverRockChurchMN 09.27.20 Victory over Worry  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about…

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Sermon: Victory over Stress and Burnout

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. Watch as Pastor Chris…

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Sermon: Earthly Practices with Promises of Heavenly Rewards

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. Watch to discover how we can experience these promised rewards. #RiverRockChurchMN 09.13.20 1 “Be careful not to practice…

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Sermon: Victory through Problems and Struggles

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…

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Sermon: How to be a Happy, Helpful and Holy Christian

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. #RiverRockChurchMN 08.30.20 #1 Be Helpful— 1 Thess 5:12-15 12 Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give…

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Sermon: Living a Mustard Seed Life

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…

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