Author: Chris Teien

Encouraged: Consistently Inspired by Sports Spectrum Magazine


As the pastor and founder of River Rock Church I want to help people help others live WELL Lives: Worship, Encourage, Learn and Love. This video really highlights ENCOURAGING – it is worth your time to watch it. There is a lot of good insight into being a Christian athlete and a Christian minister that seeks to encourage and serve those near us.

What Really Happens When You Drink

drunk_guy_at_reading01Alcohol enters and stimulates the pleasure center of the brain. The brain is like, ‘Give me more of this toxic chemical that my body is working hard to eliminate, please.’

click here to read the rest of the article What Really Happens When You Drink | LIVESTRONG.COM.

The interesting article above illustrates beer and tequila talking inside your body. The Bible does not say it is a sin to drink any alcohol but it does say it sinful to get drunk. The wise words given to us by the God who created us also warn us about drinking.

Scenic Pictures from Bicyle Riding 1000 Miles Around Belle Plaine Minnesota

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Here are some pictures I took this summer as I rode my bike around Belle Plaine, MN and the surrounding area. I rode my bicycle over 1,000 miles during the summer of 2013 – every now and then I would stop and take a picture with my camera phone. I will add more pictures later so you might want to check back and see what I photos I added. Click on thumbnail for bigger image.

Worry and Trust – Wisdom from the Past to Help you Today

Click to visit the original postI re-blogged this because the quotes from this Worry and Trust article are encouraging.

  • How a fretting disposition can lead us into further problems: ‘Contentment delivers us from an abundance of temptations. Oh, the temptations that men of discontented spirits are subject to! The Devil loves to fish in troubled waters.’ (p.126)

Many People aren’t reading – Give them a readable Bible

Reading and Understanding Gods WordThis shocking info graphic states what appear to be obvious: there are a lot of people that won’t read. They are spoon fed information on the TV and watch plots unfold at the movies. They watch life revealed on youtube videos and prefer to get their news by short articles and Tweets with 140 maximum characters.

Alliance Missions and The Contagious Chain of Missionary Zeal

It is exciting to think of those who have been and who are now sharing Jesus with others who have not heard around the world.

Christian and Missionary Alliance Missions seeks to spread the message and power of Jesus throughout the world where many others won’t go. Our passion is not just knowing and following Jesus, but helping others know and follow Him. This begins with those God has placed in our spheres of influence and flows to those who are searching desperately for meaning, significance, security, and love in other cultures.

Download Effective Discipleship Material Now

Growing In Christ Download OnlineWhen God leads you to help a new Christian grow in Christ and you don’t have any discipleship materials available you can now download materials from NavPress.

For years I have found this “Growing in Christ” books to be the most effective – especially for people who don’t know much about the Bible or don’t read much. I encourage them to do the Bible study work and answer the questions in the book before we meet but if they don’t get it done I will read through with them and help them answer the questions. The discussion is so much more effective when they come prepared but you can never expect that when Bible study is new to them.