2020 is redefining how we do life.  God is also wanting us to refine normal.  Ps Claire explains how slowing down and looking up empowers us to step into the new levels God is calling us to.
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares on what mature faith looks like as he delves into Romans 15. He also shows us how to make room for new believers.  

Direct download: 20200913_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am +13

For Father's Day, Ps Peter Morton shares on 3 characteristics of our Heavenly Father, that great Dad's emulate.  
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm +13

Ps Jennifer shows how consistent resistance plays a part in not only the success of now but also the next generation.

Direct download: 20200830_Ps_Jennifer_Spellman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am +13

Ps Peter Morton shares from 1 Peter 3 about the nature of inner beauty and God’s design for the relationship between husbands and wives. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm +13

Ps Lyall shares the next part of our series in 1 Peter - talking about how as believers we should respond to those in authority and leadership. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm +13

Len Buttner shares personal prophetic words for people on the Zoom chat

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm +13

Len Buttner shares prophetic insights for the church during this lockdown season, encouraging us to see what God is doing in the midst of it all

Direct download: 20200405_Len_Buttner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares about the importance of prayer in this season, with some practical insights on how to connect with God through prayer. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm +13

Ps Annika Morton shares about finding God’s peace in these turbulent times

Direct download: 20200329_Ps_Annika_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm +13

Guest ministers David & Greta Peters bring a timely word for the church in the light of developments with Covid-19. 

Direct download: 20200322_David_and_Great_Peters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm +13

Pastor Judy Dawson shared about the walls of Jericho. You may be very close to giving up, but you are very close to your breakthrough.

Direct download: 20200112.Ps.Judy.Dawson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am +13

Kevin Forlong delivers another powerful message!

Direct download: 20190915_Ps_Kevin_Forlong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am +13

Pastor Claire McLean challenges us to step out in faith and see God step in and do amazing things to and through our life!

Direct download: 20190922_Ps_Claire_McLean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am +13

Ps Peter looks at the words we speak and how they have the power to release life or death in our lives and the world around us.

Direct download: 20190922_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am +13

The kingdom of God becomes visible where His will is done.  Ps Peter Morton shares on discerning the will of God and how every believer is called to be 'apostolic' in their area of influence.  

Direct download: 20190929_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am +13

Pastor Judy Dawson shares about how Jesus came to heal the man who was at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years, lying within the invisible wall around him.  

Direct download: 20190929.Ps.Judy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am +13

Listen to Ps Kevin Forlong's Saturday evening message from The River Conference 2019.

Direct download: 20190914_Ps_Kevin_Forlong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm +13

Listen to Ps Paul Saunders Saturday morning message from The River Conference 2019.

Direct download: 20190914_Ps_Paul_Saunders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm +13

Unfortunately suffering is a part of the human experience. But to face suffering, to support others through their pain, and to answer the question of evil in the world we must have a robust theology of suffering. Pastor Lyall Carter unpacks what suffering isn't, the gift of suffering, and how it leads us to the feet of the scarred saviour.

Direct download: 20190908_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm +13

Often in life, we don’t feel like being the ‘adult’! But for us to move from our potential into our purpose, it’s important we know how to respond well when the pressure is on. Ps Annika challenges us not to bail out when things are stretching, but instead learn how to develop the fruit of the spirit in our lives.

Direct download: 20190818_Ps_Annika_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares about the power of the gift of tongues - why it's been given to the church and how to grow and develop in this gift! 

Direct download: 20190811_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am +13

Prophecy is a powerful spiritual gift that has been given by God to all of His children!  Ps Peter Morton shares on the power of prophecy, and gives practical theology and keys for bringing prophetic words to people.  

Direct download: 20190804_Peter_Morton_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am +13

Vision is a picture of the future that gives passion in the present. Be encouraged by Ps Claire's message on vision and step into seeing your vision, growing your vision, being your vision and living your vision.

Direct download: 20190721_Ps_Claire_McLean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am +13

Names come with the personality of a person as well. God has given us the power to name our circumstance or rename our past hurt. There are certain things we need God to step in and He is the unchanging powerful God who would reveal himself how we perceive Him.

Direct download: 20190714_Ps_Judy_Dawson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am +13

God has amazing plans for your life!  But how do you hear His voice and know if you're walking in His will?  Ps Peter Morton shares practical keys on discovering the will of God for your life.  

Direct download: 20190707_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares about one of the most important aspects of the Christian life – how to have a real, life-changing encounter with God’s presence and power – known as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. 

Direct download: 20190630_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm +13

Ps Jennifer Spellman shares on the lead up to Samuel's appointment with God, encouraging us to set ourselves and others up for their own eye opening encounter. 

Direct download: 20190623_Ps_Jennifer_Spellman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am +13

Ps Peter Morton brings one of the most unbelievable and shocking accounts in the Book of Judges right into today’s context, with a challenge for every believer in the day we live. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm +13

Ps Chris Dawson shares about the life of Gideon & three significant things that happened leading to victory over the enemies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am +13

Ps Lyall Carter shares how on the surface Judges is one of the most depressing books in all of Scripture. But as we look at the arc of the whole story it can speak to us today. The book of Judges serves as both a warning and as a promise.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am +13

Ps Peter Morton brings insights from the life of Samson – the factors that led to his downfall, and what we can learn from it in our lives today. 

Direct download: 20190519_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm +13

Pastor Annika shares this Mothers Day on how to make the most of the time God gives us, in the season we are in.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am +13

In the first of our new series on the book of Judges, Ps Peter Morton shares the role that rejection played in shaping the life of Jephthah and how to break the power of rejection over your life.   

Direct download: 20190505_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm +13

Ps Lyall Carter shares on The Two Thieves and how we can learn from them. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares the account of King Joash and Elisha, and gives a vital key for us seeing the dreams, visions and words that God has for our lives become reality. 

Direct download: 20190428_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am +13

In this Easter Sunday message, Ps Peter Morton looks at the account of Lazarus coming out of the tomb – Jesus stood outside and called him out – and there’s a reason he did which has meaning for our lives today.

Direct download: 20190421_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am +13

Ps Claire McLean shares on having conversations that matter!

Direct download: 20190414_Ps_Claire_McLean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm +13

David and Greta Peters encourages you to let the Spirit of God roar inside of you over your circumstance and situations.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am +13

Ps Judy Dawson shares on how Jesus connected with the woman at the well using three simple steps, Personal Relationship, Connection and Communication.

Direct download: 20190331_Ps_Judy_Dawson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm +13

Ps Lyall Carter shares on the account of Jonah’s mission to the city of Nineveh as a declaration, a warning, and an invitation.

Direct download: 20190324_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares about a vital key to open the eyes of those we live and work alongside to the reality of Jesus. 

Direct download: 20190317_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am +13

Justin Hinds presents some simple and effective ways to share your faith in everyday conversations. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am +13

Ps Peter Morton begins our new series on ‘Better Work Stories’ – looking at how we each engage with discipleship in the spheres of influence that we have. 

Direct download: 20190310_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am +13

If you received a prophetic word from Len on Sunday 3rd March, then have a listen here!

Direct download: 20190303_Prophetic_Words_-_Len_Buttner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm +13

Len Buttner shares on how the spirit of Elijah is coming. We need to be ready to pick up the mantle and run. Let’s not settle for average but ask for a double portion!

Direct download: 20190303_Len_Buttner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am +13

Kevin Forlong leads us through 3 aspects of breakthrough to access the promises of God.

Direct download: 20190224_Kevin_Forlong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am +13

In this third installment in our series, Ps Annika highlights three things we become, as we create a Slipstream with those around us.

Direct download: 20190217_Ps_Annika_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am +13

Ps Peter Morton brings the second part of our series on ‘The Slipstream’ – and shows how God uses the leaders in our lives to make a slipstream for us.  Discover how relating well to the leaders that God has given you in life can open up huge potential and opportunities!

Direct download: 20190210_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am +13

Ps Peter Morton kicks off our new series ‘The Slipstream’ - discover how to find and stay in the sweet spot that God has made for your life.  

Direct download: 20190203_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am +13

Ps Peter Morton takes keys from one of King David’s military victories to demonstrate how we partner with God in the process of winning the battles that come our way.  We’ve been appointed for victory, not defeat! 

Direct download: 20190120_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm +13

Through the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9 -13, Jesus gives us the perfect pattern of prayer that can be developed into a rhythm section of our spiritual lives.

Direct download: 20190120_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm +13

If you received a prophetic word on the 20th of January 2019, listen here. 

Direct download: 20190120_Ps_Peter_Morton_Prophetic_words.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm +13

Ps Claire McLean shares on how God uses unexpected people and unexpected situations to invite us into the adventure of faith.

Direct download: 20190113_Ps_Claire_McLean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am +13

Ps Peter Morton looks at how the abundant life that God wants to bring us is connected to receiving and believing the promises He gives us.  Message contains links to complimentary Scripture kitten desktop wallpaper 😊

Direct download: 20181223_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am +13

Julia Grace shares a truly inspirational message about her journey being blessed, stressed and depressed. You will laugh and you will cry as you listen to her beautiful songs and story and you will come away with tools to help you if you are in a hard place.  

Direct download: 20181203_Julia_Grace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am +13

Drawing on Elijah’s experience in 1 Kings 19, Ps Peter Morton gives some practical wisdom on how to get your spiritual re-energised when you feel like you want to give up!

Direct download: 20181216_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm +13

Pastor Annika shares from the life of Jacob and how he discovered peace and shelter in God. It's a shelter and refuge that is to be carried with us and extended to those around us.  

Direct download: 20181209_Ps_Annika_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am +13

In Genesis 12:1 – 3 we have one of the clearest Biblical blueprints of what a call of God looks like. In the call of Abraham we see that a call of God requires a costly move, a trust fall, and that it results in a communal blessing.
Direct download: 20181202_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares out of Ezekiel 37 - the ‘valley of dry bones’ to show how the life of power and miracles is characterised by moving from saying ‘I know’ to ‘Lord… you know’!  

Direct download: 20181125_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm +13

Georgie and Arnia share their powerful testimony of how they came from a life of crime and violence to a life on fire for God. 

Direct download: 20181111_Georgie_and_Arnia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am +13

Ps Peter Morton discusses the responsibility we have to use the gifts and callings that God has entrusted us - God has given us everything we need and heaven stands waiting... will we play our part?   

Direct download: 20181104_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am +13

Ps Symon Drake from Renew Church in Whangarei brings a timely message for us on what it means to possess the promises that God has for us.  Sometimes when we’re actually entering into a season of fulfilment, it can look different to what we’ve expected.  The land of promise can also be the land of challenge!  

Direct download: 20181028_Ps_Symon_Drake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm +13

Ps Lyall talks on 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 29 where Paul is attempting to remind us who we used to be, show us that God choses losers, and that we should come before Him and the world with One thing only grasped firmly in our hands.

Direct download: 20181021_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am +13

We continue our ‘Naturally Supernatural’ series and Ps Peter Morton shares on how to continually live in an atmosphere of peace regardless of what’s going on in the environment around you.  

Direct download: 20181014_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm +13

One of the major qualities that God is wanting to grow in our lives is the quality of PERSISTENCE!  Working through Hebrews 12:1-4, Ps Peter Morton shows how we can partner with God and become unstoppable in our faith!  

Direct download: 20181007_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am +13

In Acts 17:16 - 34, the Apostle Paul gives us some keys to reaching people with the Gospel of the Kingdom. We must recognise the language barrier, learn their stories, and then we must speak.

Direct download: 20180923_Ps_Lyall_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm +13

Ps Peter shares a powerful Father’s Day message from his experiences growing up with his Dad and looks at the power of a father’s words - to either burn us or build us.  

Direct download: 20180902_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am +13

Today we celebrate 20 years of The River Christian Church!  Pastor Peter Morton looks at 2 Chronicles 20 which shows us how the power of worship and thankfulness helps us through the good times and the tough times. 

Direct download: 20180812_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm +13

Ps Peter Morton shares 5 key areas for us to embrace as a church to see all God has for 2018 come to pass!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm +13

To reach a place of independence and self-sufficiency is an unashamed goal of our generation – yet for all our attempts to be free of needing others, as a nation we’ve become more lonely and isolated than ever. Ps Peter unlocks some powerful truths on true community – which is at the very centre of who God is – and see how there’s a way to live our lives that better and more fulfilling than we ever could have dreamed!

Direct download: 20171203_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am +13

In our new series over May and June we’re unpacking the book of Philippians and seeing the powerful messages and wisdom for today that this ancient book has to bring us! In Part 1, Pastor Peter Morton encourages us to look at people and circumstances differently - through our love-glasses - and see them as God sees them!

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Direct download: 20170507_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm +13

Have you ever looked around you and wondered what your purpose in life is? Why are you here? Why are you in the life situation that you find yourself in? This Sunday Ps Peter Morton will share some stunning insights from the obscure book of Leviticus, into how God has perfectly set our lives up for purpose and meaning, and how He empowers and gives us all that we need to fulfil what He’s called us to do. It’s going to be an amazing morning!
Direct download: 052916_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm +13

This Sunday, Sam Burge takes us through the next part of our series ‘Revealing Jesus’ – looking at how Jesus has cleansed us from sin and made a way for us to come right into the Presence Of God!
Direct download: 052216_Sam_Burge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am +13

We’re starting a brand new series this Sunday called ‘Revealing Jesus’ and this Sunday we’re going to unlock the first part of Leviticus. Yes, Leviticus!  But like you’ve never seen it before!  We’re going to discover together that not only is it very relevant to our lives today, but it actually contains answers to some of the most important questions that the church is asking right now. 

Direct download: 051516_Ps_Peter_Morton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am +13

Ps Annika shares an inspiring Mother’s Day message looking at the pressure we face to measure up to ‘Pinterest Perfection’ and the glory that God wants to shine through our weakness

Direct download: 050816_Ps_Annika_Mothers_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm +13

Pastor Peter gives a short message on glorifying God

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am +13