River Rock Church

River Rock Church

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River Rock Church in Belle Plaine, MN exists to help people of all ages Connect with Christ and Live W.E.L.L. Lives (Worshiping Encouraging Loving Learning). We strive to share God’s Word in a real, relevant and refreshing way. Go to our website to …
Following Jesus for the Greatest Future
Apr 21 • 35 min
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…
With Jesus in Paradise
Apr 14 • 31 min
Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate that Jesus peacefully rode into Jerusalem on a mission to save His people from the sin that holds them captive and make it possible for them to be reconciled to God. Shortly after his grand entrance Jesus was put …
Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak and Slow to Become Angry?
Mar 31 • 31 min
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 …
Don’t Let Temptation get the Best of You
Mar 24 • 31 min
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 …
Turn your Troubles into Joy!
Mar 17 • 36 min
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 reme…
The Glorious Hope of Divine Justice
Mar 10 • 34 min
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
Mar 3 • 35 min
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 …
How a Mustard Seed Faith can Change the World
Feb 24 • 34 min
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 lif…
Learning to Love Like Jesus
Feb 17 • 30 min
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 …
Love more than Words
Feb 10 • 26 min
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 radiat…
The Incredible Value of the Local Church
Jan 27 • 30 min
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,…
Equipped to Share the Life Changing Gospel out of the Overflow
Jan 20 • 30 min
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 th…
Empowered by the Living and Active Word of God
Jan 13 • 30 min
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 …
Following Jesus Boldly
Jan 6 • 30 min
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 y…
Starting Over: The God of “nth” Chances
Dec 30, 2018 • 30 min
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. …
The One Gift that Lasts Forever brings Joy to the World
Dec 23, 2018 • 32 min
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 J…
Have Joyful Faith like the Shepherds
Dec 16, 2018 • 25 min
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. Gue…
Joy through Serving Like Joseph and Mary
Dec 9, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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 …