River Rock Church

River Rock Church

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River Rock Church Belle Plaine MN exists to help people of all ages Connect with Christ and Live WELL Lives (Worshiping Encouraging Loving Learning). River Rock is a Bible believing community for Spiritual Growth and ministry. We are associated with…
Joy through Serving Like Joseph and Mary
Dec 9 • 36 min
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 t…
A Simple Strategy to Experience More Joy
Dec 2 • 20 min
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…
Trusting in Gods Perfect Timing
Nov 25 • 31 min
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 encou…
Persisting in Prayer even when you Mess Up
Nov 11 • 39 min
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: “…an…
Getting things from God through Prayer
Nov 4 • 28 min
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…
Seeking Gods Presence and Will through Prayer
Oct 28 • 28 min
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 …
Running to Pray to The Father in Heaven
Oct 21 • 29 min
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 …
Fulfilling God’s Purpose through Proper Praying
Oct 14 • 31 min
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 …
Enjoying Hope in Eternity Now
Oct 7 • 28 min
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 B…
Bringing Hope to Work and School
Sep 30 • 30 min
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 rewa…
Finding Hope in Christian Community through Life Groups
Sep 23 • 28 min
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…
Giving Hope for Complicated Relationships
Sep 16 • 35 min
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 enco…
Bring Hope to all the Children
Sep 9 • 34 min
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 …
Discovering Hope in this New Season
Sep 2 • 32 min
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 diffe…
Power to Be Bold Because Christ Opens Doors
Aug 26 • 36 min
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 ma…
Power to be Bold Because Christ Speaks Through Us
Aug 19 • 38 min
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 towar…
Power to be Bold because Christ Answers Prayer
Aug 12 • 32 min
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.
Power to be Bold because Christ is at Work
Aug 5 • 28 min
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…
Becoming Love: a double entendre
Jul 29 • 30 min
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 Samar…
Help for the Christian Family
Jul 22 • 29 min
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…
Gods Guide to a Life WELL Lived
Jul 15 • 30 min
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…
Motivation to Live a Holy Lifestyle
Jul 8 • 27 min
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 t…
Heavenly Minded yet Earthly Good
Jul 1 • 25 min
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)…
Set Free from Legalism to Live Fully in Christ
Jun 24 • 34 min
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 the…
Some Assembly Required to Build Strong Faith
Jun 17 • 30 min
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 S…
The Event that Changed Everything
Jun 10 • 29 min
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…
The Power of Delight
Jun 3 • 30 min
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…
The Bold Secret to Unleashing your Faith
May 27 • 25 min
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
May 20 • 29 min
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 …
How Moms Make a Difference
May 13 • 26 min
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 ha…