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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  • World Religions: Buddhism June 15, 2018
    Today Pastor Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel dig into the religion of Buddhism. The founder of Buddhism, Sidharta Gutama was a Hindu who developed Buddhism from Hinduism. Buddhism does away the caste system and offers a “fast track” to Nirvana. Buddhism has the four nobel truths and the nobel eigthfold path. These truths recognize the existence of […]
  • CPR: Burner Accounts and Arise and Shine June 8, 2018
    Pastors Ben Libby and Sam Rodebaugh discuss the use (and misuse) of burner accounts in light of a current professional sport owner’s troubles. They tell you what a burner account is and get into the application of burner accounts and the dangers of trying to be annynomous. When we are trying to hide, that usually […]
  • Word of the Week - Savior June 4, 2018
    We are beginning a new series for our Word of the Week. Over the next couple of months, we are going to be focusing in on the various names and titles of Jesus. This week, Pastor Ben Libby takes us through a study of “Savior.” A savior is someone who saves either from physical or spiritual […]
  • World Religions: Hinduism June 1, 2018
    Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Hunduism. Hinduism is the main religion in India, and in other countries in that region of the world. It is one of the main polytheistic religions which believes in “many gods” as opposed to one god as Judaism and Islam. This […]
  • Word of the Week: Real Presence May 28, 2018
    Pastor Tom Naumann digs into the Biblical definition of the “Real Presence” in our Word of the Week. The Real Presence is the term that is used to describe the Biblical view of the Lord’s Supper which teaches that Christ gives His very body with the bread of Holy Communion and His very blook with […]
  • World Religions: Islam May 25, 2018
    Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Islam. In addition to Judaism and Christianity, Islam is the third major monotheistic religion. It had its beginning in the 600AD with Mohammed who claimed to receive a revelation from Allah (God) through the angel Gabriel. He traced […]
  • Word of the Week: Atheist / Agnostic May 23, 2018
    In this week’s Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel discusses the terms “atheist” and “agnostic” - two terms that describe a growing group of people in our culture today. One of the fastst growing groups are what are refered to as religious “NONE’S” - those who say that they have no religious affiliation. But […]
  • Bible Study - 2 Corinthians May 18, 2018
    In our Bible Study Pastors Tom Naumann and Nathanael Mayhew take us through a study of 2 Corinthians. This letter contains some of the most beautiful Gospel proclamations in all of Scripture. The emphasis is on God’s strength in weakness, and Paul brings out this theme by focusing on a number of paradoxes including comfort […]
  • Word of the Week: Covet May 17, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Sam Rodebaugh defines and describes the word “covet” and the Biblical concept behind it. We may be familiar with the word covet from the commandments which tell us we should not covet. But many people don’t feel that coveting is wrong because it doesn’t affect other people. “Since […]
  • World Religions: Judaism May 11, 2018
    This week we are beginning a new sub-series to our CPR series with a study on world religions. In our initial study, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel will discuss and explore the teaching of Judaism. They will highlight some of the main teachings of the religion and compare and contrast it with Christianity. If […]
  • Word of the Week: Ascend May 10, 2018
    Pastor Mark Tiefel defines the word “ascend” as we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus on this day. He reminds us that Jesus ascended into heaven as True Man to the right hand of the Father. He discusses the meaning of the phrase “right hand” and what the ascension of Jesus really means for us. 
  • CPR: The Family Altar May 5, 2018
    Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer joins Nathanael Mayhew this week to discuss the importance of the “Family Altar.” “Family altar” is a phrase that is used to desribe the work of Christian instruction and worship in the home, not just in church. We will discuss the Biblical foundation for the family altar, which reveals that God has entrusted with […]
  • Word of the Week: Conversion April 30, 2018
    Pastor Nathanael Mayhew discusses the word “conversion” this week. The word is an important theological term which is defined as the act of turning an unbeliever into a believer. It comes from Greek and Hebrew words which literally mean to “turn around.” These words are usually used to describe a physical turning around as seen […]
  • Bible Study - 1 Corinthians April 27, 2018
    Pastor Tom Naumann joins Nathanael Mayhew on Burden and Blessing to discuss Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. They dig into the background behind the letter, including what the city of Corinth was like and how the Christian congregation there started. This background is especially helpful in understanding some of the issues that Paul deals […]
  • Word of the Week - Environmentalism April 23, 2018
    In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel takes a look at the word environmentalism. This is a very popular topic in our society and is especially on the minds of many with the recent celebration of Earth Day on April 22. We know from the Bible that God has given mankind dominion over […]
  • 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 […]