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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  • Debate Series: Does a Christian have to go to Church? June 26, 2020
    Join us as we discuss the age old and often debated issue of whether or not a Christian has to go to church. We will present some of the arguments that are often offered for why it is not necessary and respond to those assertions from the Word of God. Join us as we dig […]
  • Debate Series: Homosexuality June 19, 2020
    Homosexuality is an important topic in our world and even among Christians of different churches. It is often argued that homosexuality isn't actually condemned in Scripture. In this episode of our debate series we are addressing homosexuality from the perspective of Christians who believe the Bible clearly speaks of homosexuality as a sin and those […]
  • Debate Series: Absolute vs. Relative Truth June 12, 2020
    Is there such a thing as absolute truth or is truth something that is relative and depends on our environment, culture and desire? How does the answer to this question relate to our lives everyday? What things are relative and what things are absolute and how can we tell the difference? In this episode of […]
  • Hymn Review: Glory be to God the Father (TLH 244) June 5, 2020
    What is the Festival of Trinity and what does it focus on? Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers as they dig into the beautiful Trinity hymn by Horatius Bonar "Glory be to God the Father". This hymn not only highlights the doctrine of the Trinity, but also reviews the festival half of the church […]
  • Racism, Protesting, and the Government in light of the George Floyd protests June 1, 2020
    If you have heard or seen discussions on the George Floyd protests, you'll want to tune in to this CPR episode which brings a Biblical perspective to the events that are unfolding in Minneapolis and across our country. Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss the topic of racism, protesting and the role of the […]
  • Hymn Review: Come, Holy Ghost, God and LORD! (TLH 224) May 29, 2020
    In preparation for the festival of Pentecost this weekend, Pastor Rob Sauers joins Pastor Nathanael Mayhew for a detailed look at Martin Luther's Penetcost hymn "Come, Holy Ghost, God and LORD" from 1524. Learn about  Martin Luther as a hymnwriter as well as the original foundation for this hymn. We will also discuss the event […]
  • CPR: Heaven Questions (Part 2) May 28, 2020
    Join us for part two of our series on heaven. In this episode Pastor Neal Radichel joins Pastor Nathanael Mayhew to discuss who will be in heaven and how we will get there. We will look at the passages of Scripture that help us separate fact from fiction when it comes to these questions so […]
  • Hymn Review: Jesus, My Great High Priest May 21, 2020
    On this Ascension Day, as we celebrate our Savior's glorious return to heaven, join Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew for a look at a hymn the describes the work of our Savior following His ascension. We will look at His work as our High Priest, our Surety, and our Advocate and what those titles […]
  • Debate Series: The Morality of God May 18, 2020
    One argument that has been presented against the existence of God or to give an excuse for why we don't have to obey Him, is that God is nor moral. Proponents of this argument will point to examples in the Old Testament in particular where God kills, or tells someone else to kill a person […]
  • CPR: Loneliness during COVID May 15, 2020
    Do you feel lonely? It's hard not to feel isolated and alone in this time of self-isolation. Even for the Christian who has been assured by Jesus that He would be with us always, it is very easy to feel alone and depressed in these uncertain times. Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby take us […]
  • Debate Series: The Existence of God May 12, 2020
    Does God exist? How can we know for sure? What are the arguments of those who believe God doesn't exist? What evidence does the Christian have that God does exist? In our new debate series we are addressing the topic of the existence of God. The purpose of this series is to prepare Christians for […]
  • CPR: Heaven Questions (Part 1) May 8, 2020
    Do you have questions about heaven? Does it really exist? What is it like? How does the Christian view differ from views of other religions? What is resurrection? When will it happen? What kind of body will I have in heaven? Pastor Neal Radichel joins Pastor Mark Tiefel to discuss these questions in Part 1 […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 40 May 8, 2020
    Hebrews 13:5 … God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 39 May 7, 2020
    James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (NKJV)
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 38 May 6, 2020
    Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (NIV)
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 37 May 5, 2020
    Day 37 - Jeremiah 17:7-8 "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 36 May 4, 2020
    Day 36 - Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. (NKJV) This verse tells us that the NAME of the LORD carries weight and is the place where we have refuge, and is the place for us to run to in trouble!
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 35 May 3, 2020
    Day 35 - Psalm 94:18 If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up." (NKJV) Its not about "if" we fall, but "when" we fall! The LORD reminds us that "when" we fall, He is there to catch us. 
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 34 May 2, 2020
    Day 34 - Eph. 2:7 "so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." (ESV) The world often confuses "kindness" with being polite or nice. God isn't "nice" but He is kind and good. He is just and He displays His kindness in […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 33 May 1, 2020
    Day 33 - Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. (NKJV) The LORD reminds of the rich rewards that He gives us in this life as we use our gifts and […]