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: Ephesians January 17, 2020
    "For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." This is a message we all know by faith through the Holy Spirit. These great words and the promises that go with them are found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians. This message is the […]
  • Hymn Review: As with Gladness Men of Old January 10, 2020
    January 6th has long been the date when the church celebrates Epiphany and the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ Child. This event, recorded in Matthew 2 is distinct from the account of Christmas recorded in Luke 2 and is often called "Christmas for the Gentiles." Join Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew […]
  • Word of the Week: Miracle January 9, 2020
    Join us as we discuss the word miracle and its application to the season of Christmas and the miracle of the virgin birth and the incarnation of our Savior. As Christians we confess our confidence in this miracle every week with the words of the Apostles' or Nicene Creeds. Yes indeed, this miracle is most […]
  • Word of the Week: Deity December 13, 2019
    In our Christmas Word of the Week series we look at the word "deity" which describes something as being God. Throughout history, human beings have created deities to worship and trust in. But the Bible describes these false deities as "idols" who can do nothing. During Advent and Christmas we celebrate the incarnation of the […]
  • Hymn Review: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt December 13, 2019
    In our hymn review this week, Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew dig into the more unfamiliar and modern Christmas Hymn, Where shepherd's lately knelt. They will discuss the author and the tune, as well as the Scriptural background for the text and its doctrinal content. They will also talk about the unique feature of […]
  • Bible Study: Jeremiah December 6, 2019
    Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew for an overview of the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. Learn about the historical background for the work of Jeremiah, who he was and what his message was for the people at that time. Just as important, learn also how the message of Jeremiah applies to us in […]
  • Word of the Week: Angel December 5, 2019
    As we begin another Advent season we consider the word "angel" - those beings created by God and who serve as His messengers. We will review some of the examples in Scripture where the LORD sends His angels, and for what purpose. We will also look at how the LORD uses them to bring judgment […]
  • CPR: Signs from God Today December 5, 2019
    Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Sam Rodebaugh for a discussion about what the Bible has to say about God giving signs to people still today. This is an important topic and one that comes up often in conversations with people in our daily lives. Does God still gives signs to us today? How does a […]
  • Word of the Week: Judgment December 5, 2019
    In our word of the Week we consider the word "Judgment". This is especially appropriate at the end of the church year as we consider the "End Times" and the Final Judgment and hear themes related to Judgment Day. True Judgment requires justice, that is a consistent standard that applies to everyone of all time. […]
  • Bible Study: 1 Thessalonians November 22, 2019
    Are you interested in eschatoloty? That is a study of the "Last Things" or the events of Christ's final return. In our overview of 1 Thessalonians we will see that Paul was already preparing the early New Testament church for Christ's return. He speaks about death, the resurrection, and what we should do as we […]
  • Word of the Week: Doctrine November 19, 2019
    This week we consider the word "doctrine" -- a word which is looked down upon in our society today, but is very important in the life of a Christian. Doctrine means "teaching" and can be "sound" (that is good) or "false" (that which is not true).God gives doctrine in His word, and as Christians we […]
  • CPR - Leadership and Submission in Marriage November 15, 2019
    As a follow up to our Word of the Week series on marriage, join Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew as they discuss the Biblical perspective on the roles God has laid out in marriage and especially what it means to lead and submit within the marriage relationship. Join them as they look at the […]
  • Word of the Week: Catechism November 11, 2019
    Do you know what a Catechism is? Simply, it is a book of instruction. In our word of the week today we will consider the word Catechism and learn why it is such an important tool for the Christian. It covers the basic teachings on the Bible, gathering passages on the same topic into one […]
  • Word of the Week: Submission / Leadership November 9, 2019
    In our concluding Word of the Week in our Marriage series, we consider the word "submission" and "leadership." We go back to Ephesians 5 as we consider what God has to say about the roles of husbands and wives in their relationship to one another. The LORD says that husbands are to love their wives […]
  • Bible Study: 2 and 3 John November 8, 2019
    Join Pastors Ben Libby and Joe Naumann to digs into the short and somewhat unfamiliar Second and Third letters of John. They will discuss the man whom the Holy Spirit used to record these two letters as well as the content of these two letters. They will discuss the topic of the church and the […]
  • Word of the Week: Inspiration November 5, 2019
    Join Pastor Tom Naumann as he defines the word Inspiration and describes the importance of this doctrine in Christianity. Inspiration expresses the truth that every word of the Bible is true because it comes from God. Literally it means: God breathed. God breathed the very words of Scripture into the writers of the Old and […]
  • Hymn Review: For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest November 1, 2019
    Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby on this All Saints' Day review and discuss a very appropriate, familiar and favorite hymn: For all the Saints. They will discuss the author and composer of the text and tune and take a look at the meaning of the words and their Biblical foundation. As we remember […]
  • Bible Study: Isaiah and Reformation October 31, 2019
    Isaiah and the LORD's Reformation - Join Pastor Mayhew and Pastor Radichel as they combine an overview of the prophet Isaiah and compare it to the Reformation at the time of Martin Luther. What thoughts did Isaiah have when Jerusalem was encircled by the overwhelming army of the greatest world power in those days? How […]
  • Word of the Week: Divorce October 30, 2019
    Today's word in our marriage series is the word "divorce." We will look at the legal side of this word in both the Old and New Testaments, as well as other words which are translated divorce and their meanings to get a better idea of what divorce is and its relationship to marriage. We will […]
  • CPR: Facebook and Social Media October 25, 2019
    Pastors Mark Tiefel and Ben Libby discuss issues related to Social Media from a Christian perspective. They highlight many of the pros and cons of social media use and what a Christian should be careful of and the dangers that it poses. This episode will open your eyes to see social media from a different […]