Burden & Blessing

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The goal of Burden & Blessing is to provide Biblical truth and encouragement in your life. We strive to produce blog articles and podcast episodes that touch on pertinent topics in our modern age and what God says about them. Why do we call ourselves Burden & Blessing? See the answer HERE. If you are edified by what you hear please subscribe to our blog! Have a question or comment? Email us at burdenandblessing@gmail.com.

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  • Bible Study: Jeremiah December 6, 2019
    Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew for an overview of the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. Learn about the historical background for the work of Jeremiah, who he was and what his message was for the people at that time. Just as important, learn also how the message of Jeremiah applies to us in […]
  • Word of the Week: Angel December 5, 2019
    As we begin another Advent season we consider the word "angel" - those beings created by God and who serve as His messengers. We will review some of the examples in Scripture where the LORD sends His angels, and for what purpose. We will also look at how the LORD uses them to bring judgment […]
  • CPR: Signs from God Today December 5, 2019
    Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Sam Rodebaugh for a discussion about what the Bible has to say about God giving signs to people still today. This is an important topic and one that comes up often in conversations with people in our daily lives. Does God still gives signs to us today? How does a […]
  • Word of the Week: Judgment December 5, 2019
    In our word of the Week we consider the word "Judgment". This is especially appropriate at the end of the church year as we consider the "End Times" and the Final Judgment and hear themes related to Judgment Day. True Judgment requires justice, that is a consistent standard that applies to everyone of all time. […]
  • Bible Study: 1 Thessalonians November 22, 2019
    Are you interested in eschatoloty? That is a study of the "Last Things" or the events of Christ's final return. In our overview of 1 Thessalonians we will see that Paul was already preparing the early New Testament church for Christ's return. He speaks about death, the resurrection, and what we should do as we […]
  • Word of the Week: Doctrine November 19, 2019
    This week we consider the word "doctrine" -- a word which is looked down upon in our society today, but is very important in the life of a Christian. Doctrine means "teaching" and can be "sound" (that is good) or "false" (that which is not true).God gives doctrine in His word, and as Christians we […]
  • CPR - Leadership and Submission in Marriage November 15, 2019
    As a follow up to our Word of the Week series on marriage, join Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew as they discuss the Biblical perspective on the roles God has laid out in marriage and especially what it means to lead and submit within the marriage relationship. Join them as they look at the […]
  • Word of the Week: Catechism November 11, 2019
    Do you know what a Catechism is? Simply, it is a book of instruction. In our word of the week today we will consider the word Catechism and learn why it is such an important tool for the Christian. It covers the basic teachings on the Bible, gathering passages on the same topic into one […]
  • Word of the Week: Submission / Leadership November 9, 2019
    In our concluding Word of the Week in our Marriage series, we consider the word "submission" and "leadership." We go back to Ephesians 5 as we consider what God has to say about the roles of husbands and wives in their relationship to one another. The LORD says that husbands are to love their wives […]
  • Bible Study: 2 and 3 John November 8, 2019
    Join Pastors Ben Libby and Joe Naumann to digs into the short and somewhat unfamiliar Second and Third letters of John. They will discuss the man whom the Holy Spirit used to record these two letters as well as the content of these two letters. They will discuss the topic of the church and the […]
  • Word of the Week: Inspiration November 5, 2019
    Join Pastor Tom Naumann as he defines the word Inspiration and describes the importance of this doctrine in Christianity. Inspiration expresses the truth that every word of the Bible is true because it comes from God. Literally it means: God breathed. God breathed the very words of Scripture into the writers of the Old and […]
  • Hymn Review: For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest November 1, 2019
    Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby on this All Saints' Day review and discuss a very appropriate, familiar and favorite hymn: For all the Saints. They will discuss the author and composer of the text and tune and take a look at the meaning of the words and their Biblical foundation. As we remember […]
  • Bible Study: Isaiah and Reformation October 31, 2019
    Isaiah and the LORD's Reformation - Join Pastor Mayhew and Pastor Radichel as they combine an overview of the prophet Isaiah and compare it to the Reformation at the time of Martin Luther. What thoughts did Isaiah have when Jerusalem was encircled by the overwhelming army of the greatest world power in those days? How […]
  • Word of the Week: Divorce October 30, 2019
    Today's word in our marriage series is the word "divorce." We will look at the legal side of this word in both the Old and New Testaments, as well as other words which are translated divorce and their meanings to get a better idea of what divorce is and its relationship to marriage. We will […]
  • CPR: Facebook and Social Media October 25, 2019
    Pastors Mark Tiefel and Ben Libby discuss issues related to Social Media from a Christian perspective. They highlight many of the pros and cons of social media use and what a Christian should be careful of and the dangers that it poses. This episode will open your eyes to see social media from a different […]
  • Word of the Week: Spouse October 24, 2019
    In our marriage series we consider the word spouse and what it means. We will dig into the root of the word which emphasized a pledge to become someone else's, and other terms that are often associated with it, namely, husband and wife. We will consider what God says about the length of the pledge […]
  • Word of the Week: Engagement October 23, 2019
    Join us for another word of the week in our marriage series, with the word engagement. Pastor Nathanael Mayhew will discuss the modern view of engagement and compare that with the ancient practice of betrothal and offer some thoughts to keep in mind when a person is considering getting married, with the understanding that who […]
  • Word of the Week: Fornication October 23, 2019
    In our Word of the Week series on marriage, today we consider God's warning against fornication. This is an important word to study and understand in our current "hook up culture" and in a society that encourages any behavior contrary to God's will. This word is a broad word describing any sexual activity outside of […]
  • Bible Study: Romans October 19, 2019
    Join Pastors Mark Tiefel and Ben Libby as they dig into an overview of Paul's letter to the Romans. This is one of the most doctrinal letters in the New Testament and Paul covers a variety of important topics that were of great value both then and for us today. Learn about the background of […]
  • Word of the Week: Marriage October 11, 2019
    With this episode we begin a series on terms related to marriage. Pastor Mark Tiefel begins with definition of the word marriage itself. He takes us back to the institution of marriage and what God intends for it to be and the problems that we face in marriage because of our sinful nature and the […]