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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  • Word of the Week - Pastor September 25, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of the word pastor. There are a number of words that are commonly used to refer to the pastor of a church, including Reverend and Minister. The term pastor is derived from the Latin word meaning shepherd. Shepherd is the term Paul uses in […]
  • Bible Study - 1 Peter September 22, 2017
    In our Bible Study, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew take us through the book of 1 Peter. This epistle is written by the Apostle Peter most likely near the end of his life. He is writing to those Christians who are “sojourners and pilgrims” in this world (2:11). Though this letter deals quite a […]
  • Word of the Week - Respect September 19, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel looks at the word “respect.” The Bible has much to say about respect, especially as it pertains to the respect that children are to have for parents and grandparents. Ephesians 6:1-3 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father […]
  • Bible Study - Imprecatory Psalms September 15, 2017
    In our Bible Study, Pastors Rob Sauers and Neal Radichel discuss the Imprecatory Psalms. The word imprecation refers to a spoken curse, and so these are Psalms which speak curses against the enemies of God and His people. One of the more striking examples of this type of Psalm is Psalm 137:8-9 - O daughter […]
  • Word of the Week - Tragedy September 12, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel examines the word “tragedy.” When we think of the terrorist attacks that occurred sixteen years ago on September 11, 2001, many of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when those events occurred. The images from that day are burned into […]
  • Review - “I’m Not Real” by Ty Benbow September 8, 2017
    In our review this week, Pastor Mark Tiefel takes a look at the book “I’m Not Real” by Ty Benbow. Benbow wrote this book while serving as Student’s Pastor at Central Community Church in Wichita, KS. He currently serves in the Christian Ministry Department at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida where he teaches a course […]
  • Word of the Week: LABOR September 5, 2017
    In our Word of the Week on this Labor Day, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes a look at the Biblical perspective on work or labor.  Many people in our world today view labor as a burden or a negative.  But God reveals something very different.  God has given work as a blessing to mankind.  Even in […]
  • CPR - Why Go to Church? September 1, 2017
    Today on Burden and Blessing, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers answer the question, “Why go to church?” As our society has become more secularized and as more and more events are scheduled for Sunday mornings, many people struggle to make regular church attendance a priority. Sadly, when we miss church, we miss out on […]
  • Word of the Week - Confirmation August 28, 2017
    In our Word of the Week this week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through the word “confirmation.” The focus of this study is on the purpose of confirmation instruction. The word itself means, “to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of something. To acknowledge with definite assurance. To make firm or more firm; add […]
  • Bible Study - Ruth August 25, 2017
    In our Bible Study this week, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through a study of the Book of Ruth. This book is unique in that it is named after a woman who was not Jewish. Ruth was a from the nation of Moab. She married into a Jewish family and developed a […]
  • Word of the Week - Education August 21, 2017
    The beginning of the school year is upon us once again, and so in our Word of the Week this week, Pastor Sam Rodebaugh leads us through a discussion of the word “education.” The word itself is not actually found in the Bible, but this certainly does not mean that education is not spoken of […]
  • Review - Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide by Nikolaus Selnecker August 18, 2017
    In our review segment this week, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers dig into the hymn “Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide” by Nikolaus Selnecker. This hymn is found in the Law and Gospel section of the Lutheran Hymnal, but could very well have been placed in the Reformation section. Selnecker (1530-1592) was a second-generation […]
  • Word of the Week - Baptism August 14, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers leads us through a study of the word Baptism. Baptism in a Means of Grace. Along with the Lord’s Supper, it is one of the two sacraments that we celebrate. There is a lot that can be said about baptism; entire books have been written on […]
  • CPR - Cohabitation/Sexual Immorality August 11, 2017
    In our CPR episode this week, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel discuss the topic of Cohabitation and Sexual Immorality. Sexual Immorality is the broader term, referring to any sexual relationship outside of marriage. Cohabitation is defined as a couple living together as if they are husband and wife without the benefit of marriage. This […]
  • Word of the Week: KINGDOM August 8, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew, goes back to the Bible to define and explain the word Kingdom as it is used in the Bible.  While it can and does refer to kingdoms of earthly powers and rulers, it has a deeper and more important meaning.  It is used to describe the […]
  • Bible Study - Judges August 4, 2017
    In our Bible Study, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew take us through the book of Judges. Judges is maybe not as familiar as some of the other historical books of the Old Testament, but it is a book filled some of the more exciting accounts in all of Scripture. The book covers a period […]
  • Word of the Week - Sponsor July 31, 2017
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through the word “sponsor.” The most common usage of the word in our world today refers to a person or organization that pays for or plans and carries out a project or activity. You hear it on a radio or TV program that such […]
  • Review - “Risky Gospel” by Owen Strachan July 28, 2017
    In our review this week, Pastor Mark Tiefel discusses the book Risky Gospel. The book was written in 2013 by Owen Strachan who serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky. The basic theme of the book centers around the truth that Christians are called to be […]
  • 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 […]