Honor God, Put God first

Vision from 10 years ago for the church:

River Church Finland is born out of a vision to honor God in Finland! We want to see a church rising in Finland that loves Jesus from all of their heart, is strong in their faith, uncompromised in teaching of the Word and fully surrendered to the Holy Spirit. We believe that Sunday church can be a place where Christians can get spiritual nurishment so they can face the new week full of power! Our vision is that every Finn will hear the good news of the Gospel and can find a church where they can grow in their faith in order to bear fruit. We want to see people prosper – we want to see Finland prosper.

River Church Finland on syntynyt nyt näystä kunnioittaa Jumalaa Suomessa. Haluamme nähdä seurakunnan nousevan Suomessa, joka rakastaa Jeesusta kaikesta sydämestään, on vahva uskossa ja opettaa kompromissitonta Jumalan Sanaa sekä on täysin antautunut Pyhälle Hengelle. Uskomme että Sunnuntai Jumalanpalveluksen tulisi olla paikka missä uskovat saavat hengellistä ravintoa niin että voivat kohdeta tulevan viikon täynnä voimaa. Näkynä on että jokainen Suomalainen kuulisi evankeliumin ja voivat löytää seurakunnan jossa voivat kasvaa uskossa kantaakseen hedelmää. Haluamme nähdä ihmisten menestyvän ja haluamme nähdä Suomen menestyvän.

Jesus said about religious people who valued their opinions (traditions) more than God’s Word:

“These people draw near Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far away from Me. Uselessly do they worship Me, for they teach as doctrines the commands of men. [Isa. 29:13.]”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

  • Personally, intimately, place God 1st place!

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16‬:‭24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  • This includes your priorities, your resources, your time, and your affection.

{ many are passionate about world cup, shopping, philosophy, religion, their business, their work }

  • I worship Him together, weekly with my brothers and sisters. (“not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭25‬ ‭KJV‬‬)
  • We don’t come together less, we do it more! Multiple times a week! (Acts 2:42: doctrine, fellowship, communion and prayer)
  • And we, with joy, bring our tithes, gifts, special offerings to Him

“Honour the LORD with thy substance, And with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬-‭10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God first.
Means everything else second.

First I’m a servant of God.
Everything else second.

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? [Heb. 13:6.]”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭118‬:‭6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ ‭NLT‬‬


“O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

““Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”
‭‭Job‬ ‭38‬:‭4‬-‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬-‭18‬ ‭NLT‬‬