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: Joel December 14, 2018
    "The Day of the LORD" is near! A coming plague of locusts! Join Pastor Ben Libby and Joe Nauman as they dig into the prophetic words of the Prophet Joel who was sent to God's Old Testament people at a very wicked time in their history. God announces His judgment on their sin, but also […]
  • Word of the Week: Neighbor December 13, 2018
    Pastor Nathanael Mayhew digs into the Second Table of the Law and Jesus' Parable of the Good Samaritan to define the term "neighbor" as it is used in Scripture. While our flesh would like to justify our actions by narrowly defining our neighbor as those that we like or love, Jesus points out that our […]
  • CPR: Responding to Matt Walsh's view of the Bible and Young Earth Creationism (Part 2) December 7, 2018
    In Part 2 of our review of Matt Walsh's videos against the Biblical view of a Young Earth Creation, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss a few additional issues. Why would Matt Walsh single out Ken Ham and not other Young Earth Creationists? First, he is probably the most familiar, and while he doesn't […]
  • Word of the Week: Iniquity December 7, 2018
    Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes a look at the word Iniquity this week. The word has the basic meaning of something which is crooked or bent out of shape. God's prophets of the Old Testament would use this as a common description of the rebellion of humanity against God's Law. Not only does it describe our […]
  • CPR - Responding to Matt Walsh and his errors about Young Earth Creation November 30, 2018
    Pastor Mark Tiefel joins Nathanael Mayhew to discuss and respond to popular Catholic blogger Matt Walsh and his unscriptural attack on Young Earth Creation, and the account of creation in Genesis 1. Since Matt Walsh is popular in conservative Christian circles, and many of our listeners may have seen his video, we felt it was […]
  • Word of the Week: Excommunication November 27, 2018
    In our Word of the week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew define and describes the Biblical practice and purpose of excommunication. This is based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:15-18, and as was practiced by the Apostle Paul and the Christian Church throughout history. Contrary to what many people think or believe, excommunication is actually […]
  • World Religions: Taoism November 23, 2018
    In our study of world religions this week we consider the Eastern religion of Taoism. At first you might think that there is no reason for you to know about Taoism, after all, the chances of you running into an adherent of Taosim is pretty small. But as you will learn in this podcast, the […]
  • Word of the Week: Transgression November 21, 2018
    Learn more about the word "transgression" in our Word of the Week for this week. The word is used to describe the relationship between God and sinners. In order to better understand what this means it is helpful to know that this describes a person violating the trust of another. It is used to describe […]
  • World Religions: The Religious "Nones" November 16, 2018
    Join Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew for an eye opening look into the fastest growing "religion" in our country - the religious "nones." According to a recent survey by the Pew Forum, nearly a quarter of Americans say that they have no religious affiliation. This number includes those who would consider themselves atheist and […]
  • Word of the Week: Saint November 12, 2018
    In our Word of the Week today, Pastor Ben Libby defines the word "saint" in Scripture. There are many false views of the word saint. For example the Roman Catholic Church uses this term to describe a person who has lived a "better" life than others. They even have a process called canonization for declaring […]
  • Bible Study: Obadiah November 9, 2018
    Pastor Nathanael Mayhew joins Pastor Ben Libby to dig into the shortest book of the Old Testament, the book of the prophet Obadiah. Obadiah was likely one of the earliest of the literary prophets, and was unique in that he prophesied against a foreign nation. He was sent to proclaim a message of judgment against […]
  • Word of the Week: Righteousness November 6, 2018
    As we conclude our recent celebration of the Reformation, we are reminded of what the Biblical word "righteousness" means. Pastor Tom Naumann takes us through the meaning and the use of the word in Scripture. In the Bible, God's Laws describe the character of God and the standard by which human righteousness is judged. The […]
  • World Religions: Jehovah's Witnesses November 2, 2018
    Pastor Nathanael Mayhew joins Pastor Mark Tiefel for an in depth look at the Jehovah's Witness organization. They will briefly discuss the history of this group which began in 1884. While many people think that the Jehovah's Witnesses are Christian, we learn that they reject the three foundational truths of Christianity: The Trinity, the Deity […]
  • Word of the Week: Sanctification October 30, 2018
    Learn more about the meaning of the Biblical word "sanctification" in our Word of the Week. As we prepare to celebrate the Reformation this week, this word is certainly appropriate since the church of Luther's time taught that people had to earn their way into heaven by their good works. As we consider the Biblical […]
  • Bible Study: Esther October 24, 2018
    Join Pastors Joe Naumann and Nathanael Mayhew as they dig into the Old Testament book of Esther. This is an interesting book that takes place late in the history of the Old Testament a little over 400 years before the time of Christ. It is set in the capital city of Persia following the Babylonian […]
  • Word of the Week: Work Righteousness October 22, 2018
    In our Word of the Week we discuss the phrase "work righteousness" as we look ahead to Reformation. The phrase "work righteousness" descibes the idea that human beings can save themselves by works of rightesousness. But there is a problem. God's standard of righteousness (laid out in the 10 Commandments for starters) is impossible for […]
  • Bible Study: Philemon (Part 2) October 12, 2018
    Join Pastors Joe Naumann and Ben Libby in the second part of their study of the book of Philemon. Part two builds on the introduction to the book (Part 1) and gets into the book itself. They discuss the loving tone used by Paul in his writing to Philemon regarding his runaway slave. What is […]
  • Word of the Week: Son of God October 8, 2018
    Nathanael Mayhew digs into a common name for Jesus in the New Testament and also one of the most important, since it was this name that guaranteed Jesus's death. It is the name "Son of God." This is used over 40 times for Jesus in the New Testament. It is the foundation and theme of […]
  • Bible Study: Philemon (Part 1) October 6, 2018
    Join Pastors Joe Naumann and Ben Libby in this in depth look at Paul's letter to Philemon. This is one of the shortest books in the New Testament, and has been often misused and misunderstood throughout the past 2000 years. In part one of this study we will cover the background for the letter which […]
  • Word of the Week: Way, Truth, Life October 1, 2018
    Join Pastor Nathanael Mayhew today to look at three more names for Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life. Even though many people are put off by the exclusive nature of Christianity, their rejection does not change the truth. Jesus is the only way to heaven. He alone made the sacrifice that God required to […]