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 - The Sermons of the Book of Acts April 21, 2018
    In our Bible Study this week Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through a study of some of the sermons found in the book of Acts. The book of Acts contains twenty sermons or parts of sermons. These sermons provide us with examples of some of the emphases of those first messages. Those […]
  • Word of the Week - Image of God April 16, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of the Image of God. According to the Sydow version of Luther’s Small Catechism, the Image of God is defined as being like God in righteousness, holiness, and perfect knowledge. Adam and Eve were created in the Image of God, but what […]
  • Bible Study - Acts April 13, 2018
    In our Bible Study, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through a study of the book of Acts. This is certainly an appropriate book to study during the Easter season as it is the account of the aftermath of Jesus’ resurrection. In fact, many churches replace the Old Testament reading with a reading […]
  • Word of the Week: Four Loves April 9, 2018
    Pastor Mark Tiefel discusses the word love and how it is used and described in the New Testament. Love is a common word, but one that is often difficult to define. In the Greek language used to record the New Testament Scripture, there are four different words for love, three of which are used in […]
  • Movie Review: The Riot and the Dance April 6, 2018
    This week, Pastor John Hein joins Pastor Nathanael Mayhew to discuss the movie “The Riot and the Dance” which was shown in theaters on March 19th and will be shown again on April 19th. This will be a one time showing in select theaters across the country. This movie is narrataed by Dr. Gordon Wilson […]
  • Word of the Week: Life April 2, 2018
    Pastor Sam Rodebaugh discusses the word “Life” - an appropriate word to consider following our Easter celebrations. He points out the importance of life and many of the questions raised in our society about life. When does life begin? Who has the right to take life? Life is viewed in a selfish way, and it is […]
  • Bible Study - Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12 March 30, 2018
    In our Bible Study on this Good Friday, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through a study of a passage we often read this time of year - Isaiah 52:13 - Isaiah 53:12. This section of Scripture describes, in amazing detail 700 years before the events occurred, just what our Savior’s suffering would […]
  • Word of the Week: Calvary March 26, 2018
    In our Word of the Week for Holy Week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes us into the word Calvary. Most people are familiar with this word as the name of the place where Jesus was crucified on what has become known as Good Friday. The Hebrew name for the place of the crucifixion was Golgotha which meant […]
  • Review - Hymn 153 - Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted March 23, 2018
    As we prepare our hearts for Holy Week, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew takes us through a study of the Lenten hymn “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.” This hymn takes us to the cross and urges us to see what our Savior Jesus does there for us. The hymn is based primarily on Isaiah 53:3-6, though […]
  • Word of the Week: Hades March 19, 2018
    Pastor Sam Rodebaugh defines the word “Hades” in our Word of the Week today. The word Hades can have different meanings depending on its context. It can refer to death or the grave or the place of eternal punishment for sin. In this episode Pastor Rodebaugh shows that Jesus has come to deliver us from […]
  • Bible Study - Hebrews March 16, 2018
    In today’s Bible Study episode, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew take us through a study of the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is one of the more unique letters of the New Testament in that we do not know specifically who the author was, nor do we know the original audience. What we do know […]
  • CPR - School Shootings, Violence, and the Spiritual Decline of our Nation March 9, 2018
    In this week’s CPR episode, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel discuss a topic that has been on the hearts and minds of many in our nation - the topic of school shootings and violence. With yet another school shooting recently, this has become a hot topic in the political sphere with comments mostly focusing […]
  • Word of the Week - Humiliation/Exaltation March 6, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of Jesus’ Humiliation and Exaltation. These two words really encompass the life of Jesus from His conception through His resurrection and ascension, and they look forward to that day when Jesus will come again. Philippians 2:5-11 gives a really nice summary […]
  • Movie Review: Paul - Apostle of Christ March 2, 2018
    Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss the upcoming release of the movie: Paul - Apostle of Christ which will be in theaters on March 23, 2018. This movie is set in the late 60’s AD in Rome during the reign of Nero. Christians are being persecuted and even put to death, and Paul is […]
  • Word of the Week: Covenant February 26, 2018
    In our Word of the Week today Pastor Nathanael Mayhew defines and describes the word “Covenant” and shows how it is THE theme of Scripture. The word Covenant is used often throughout the Old and New Testaments. It means an agreement usually between two parties that is not to be broken. It describes human agreements […]
  • CPR - Podcasting and the Divine Call February 24, 2018
    In today’s CPR episode, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew, Mark Tiefel, Neal Radichel, and Rob Sauers join together for a roundtable discussion on the impact of social media on the divine call. This is a follow-up to our recent podcast where we asked whether or not podcasting hurts preaching. Here, we are asking whether or not podcasting and […]
  • Word of the Week - The Three Omnis February 20, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of the three omnis that we commonly use to describe certain attributes of God. Those words are omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Our study will consider just a few of the many Scripture passages that establish the fact that our God is all-powerful, […]
  • Review - Hymn 151 - Christ, the Life of All the Living February 16, 2018
    In today’s podcast, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review the Lenten hymn, “Christ, the Life of All the Living.” This is one of the more familiar of the Lenten hymns, and it appears in hymnals across denominations. This hymn really focuses not only on what Christ did through His life and death but what […]
  • Word of the Week - Transfiguration February 12, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel takes us through a study of the word “transfiguration.” Most of our churches celebrate this event in Jesus’ ministry each year on the last Sunday before the beginning of the Lenten season. The significance of this event is often forgotten about among us, but as we’ll […]
  • CPR - The Divine Call February 9, 2018
    In today’s podcast, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel discuss the topic of the Divine Call. In one sense, all Christians have a divine call from the Lord as described in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 - “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and […]