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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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  • Word of the Week: PARENTING July 24, 2017
    Following the holiday of “Parent’s Day” yesterday, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes a look at the concept of parenting in our Word of the Week.  The word “parenting” will not be found in your Bible, but the concepts surrounding parenting are found from beginning to end of God’s Word.  Children are a wonderful gift from the […]
  • CPR - Christian Parenting July 21, 2017
    In our CPR episode this week Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel take a look at the very important topic of Christian parenting, looking specifically at three different aspects: instruction, discipline, and showing love and respect.   Christian instruction lays an important foundation for parenting in general. The importance of instruction is seen in both […]
  • Word of the Week: TRUTH July 19, 2017
    This week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew discusses the word truth and its importance in our world today.  The world has largely rejected the idea of truth in our society, and swallowed the lie that it is relative, or that there is no such thing as truth.  Both are foolish ideas!  Truth is real and can be […]
  • Bible Study - Proverbs July 14, 2017
    In our Bible Study, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew discuss the book of Proverbs. Proverbs is one of the poetic books of the Old Testament. Hebrew poetry does not consist of rhyme and meter as English poetry does, but it uses parallelism as a tool to lead us into God’s truth.   Proverbs is […]
  • Word of the Week: Prayer July 11, 2017
    In this week’s Word of the Week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes us through a study of the word “prayer.”  The word “prayer” describes the act of coming before God and speaking to Him as a child would speak to his/her father. God says, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, […]
  • Review - “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Danny Gokey July 7, 2017
    In this music review episode Pastors Neal Radichel and Mark Tiefel discuss and review “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Danny Gokey. They will be using their ABC’s: Is it Appropriate? Is it Biblical? and Is it Christian or Christ-Centered? The song was written by Bernie Herms, Randy Phillips, and Matthew West and originally recorded by […]
  • Word of the Week: Independence July 3, 2017
    This week as we celebrate Independence Day, Pastor Rob Sauers takes a look at the word “independence.”  The word independent means simply “not dependent,” not subject to the control of others, not requiring or relying on someone or something else, showing a desire for freedom. Freedom and liberty are related words and these are often […]
  • CPR - Christian Liberty (Freedom) July 1, 2017
    In our CPR episode this week, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel dig in and discuss the topic of Christian Liberty.  This can be a hot topic and and often misunderstood and even abused teaching.  They will define what Christian Liberty is, and look at some practical examples from Scripture in order to better understand […]
  • Word of the Week: Sacrament June 26, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes a look at the sacraments - what they are, and what their meaning is for us today. The word is not found in any English Bible. It comes from the Latin word Sacramentum which was used in a number of places in the Latin Vulgate […]
  • Bible Study - Deuteronomy June 23, 2017
    Today, Pastor Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew go into the last book of Moses, the book of Deuteronomy.  This book is Moses’ farewell address to the Children of Israel after leading them for 40 years and preparing them to enter the land the Lord had promised to give them.  Here Moses reviews the Lord’s promises […]
  • Word of the Week: MISSION June 19, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew discusses the word “mission” as it relates to the work of Jesus, and the mission He has given to His church.  The word “mission” means to “send or be sent for some duty or purpose”.  The word itself is not used often in many Bible translations, […]
  • Review - Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis June 16, 2017
    As we enter the season of Trinity, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review the book “Mere Christianity” by C.S.Lewis.  They will discuss Lewis’ life and journey from Atheism to Christianity and the radio shows he did which became the book under discussion.  Lewis discusses the problems of many of the religions of the world […]
  • Word of the Week: FATHERHOOD June 12, 2017
    On this week as we celebrate Fathers, Pastor Mark Tiefel discusses the importance of Fatherhood in our Word of the Week.  The Bible clearly describes the importance of the role of Father as a leader in the home.  The Book of Proverbs is full of examples of this truth.  Earthly Fathers should imitate our heavenly […]
  • Bible Study - Numbers June 10, 2017
    This week Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers open up the Old Testament book of Numbers in our Bible Study series.  Where did the name “Numbers” come from?  From the census taken at the beginning and the end of the book.  Why is this information included?  To show that this is real history, and to […]
  • Word of the Week: DEVOTION June 5, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel takes a look at the word “devotion.”  Devotion can mean dedication or faithfulness, as we see with those men who have served in the armed forces.  But we see the word devotion in the context of God’s devotion for us.  God’s greatest devotion toward us can […]
  • CPR - Why do we follow a “Church Year”? June 2, 2017
    This week Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew discuss the reason we follow a “church year” in our worship services.  The church year actually has roots in the Old Testament where God gave the nation of Israel a “church year” that they were to follow so that they would keep focused on God and His […]
  • Word of the Week: SACRIFICE May 29, 2017
    On this Memorial Day we consider the word “sacrifice.”  The word sacrifice as it is used today means to give up something of value for the sake of someone or something else.  But its real meaning is deeper than that.  Sacrifice has to do with death.  Death is what made something a sacrifce.  On Memorial […]
  • Review - Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels by Jaroslav Vajda May 25, 2017
    As we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus today, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review and discuss the modern Ascension Day hymn, “Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels” (Hymn 737 in “Worship Supplement 2000″).  The author of this hymn was a 20th Century Lutheran Hymn writer who is probably best known for writing “Go My […]
  • Word of the Week: ASCENSION May 22, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel defines the word Ascension.  On Thursday of this week the church celebrates Ascension Day, when after 40 day of appearing to His disciples after His resurrection, Jesus ascended back into heaven.  The events of His ascension are recorded in Acts as well as Luke and Mark.  […]
  • Bible Study - James May 19, 2017
    Today, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew delve into the difficult New Testament letter of James.  Who is the James the wrote this letter?  What is the relationship between works and faith, and how can we reconcile what James write about works with what Paul writes about faith?  How does this letter apply to our […]