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: Nehemiah April 3, 2020
    In a time of trial and national unrest, the Book of Nehemiah offers a needed reminder that the LORD is in control. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Tom Naumann as they open up this somewhat unfamiliar book of the Old Testament to discuss the LORD's faithfulness and protection as well as Nehemiah's dedication to and […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 5 April 3, 2020
    Day 5 - John 14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." As Jesus prepared to go to the cross and later to ascend back to heaven, He offers His believers the promise of the Holy Spirit who will be with us, […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 4 April 2, 2020
    Day 4 - 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. (NASB)
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 3 April 1, 2020
    Day 3 - Psalm 116:5-6: "The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me." These verses describe the nature of God, and those attributes give hope to those who are low and in need.
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 2 March 31, 2020
    Day 2 - 1 John 5:14: "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." When we pray to God, we have confidence that He is near and cares about us in whatever we might be facing. God's will is good and […]
  • Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 1 March 30, 2020
    Day 1 - Psalm 10:17: "LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear." As we begin this series we are reminded that God hears our cries, that He knows what we are going through, and that He will answer us.
  • Bible Study: Psalm 121 March 27, 2020
    What do the Psalms from the Old Testament have to say to me today? How can words written so long ago in a different country and language apply to my life in the 21st century? Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Joe Naumann as they take a look at Psalm 121 and show just how applicable […]
  • Hymn Review: If God Himself Be For Me March 20, 2020
    Paul Gerhardt was among the foremost of all Lutheran hymnwriters, writing over 120 hymns. Gerhardt lived a very difficult life, suffering through the 30 years war in Europe, loosing four of his children and his wife to sickness and disease, and even suffering for his faith. Yet the promises of God were his source of […]
  • CPR: Coronavirus - A Christian Perspective March 13, 2020
    There is widespread panic spreading across the globe over the Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Trump today declared a National State of Emergency as have many state governments. Schools and businesses are closing their doors and public events cancelled and even entire sports seasons have been halted. How does a Christian look at the recent Coronavirus? How […]
  • Bible Study: Colossians (Part 2) March 13, 2020
    Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby in part two of their study of Paul's letter to the believers at Colossae. We will dig into what it says about Christ's work on the cross, deal with Old Testament laws and their application to the New Testament Christian, the danger of false teaching and worldly ideas, […]
  • Bible Study: Colossians (Part 1) March 7, 2020
    Paul's letter to the Colossians is a very important and powerful letter which offers a great deal of instruction about the nature of Christ and His role as our Savior. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby as they dig into the background of this letter, and some of the important Christian doctrines it clearly […]
  • Bible Study: Kings February 28, 2020
    It's one of those books in the Bible that can be a little hard to get though for some people. There are all those names that are hard to pronounce, one king conquered or replaced by another, and lots of wars and fighting. What is it all about? Why is it in the Bible? Learn […]
  • Bible Study: 2 Thessalonians February 21, 2020
    Do you have an interest in eschatology? Every person should! Eschatology is the study of the last things, the day when this world will come to an end and we will all stand before God. We should be interested in the last things so that we can know what will happen, and so we can […]
  • CPR - The Christian and Politics: The Two Kingdoms February 14, 2020
    What is the relationship between faith and politics, Christianity and culture? In a society which is constantly speaking of a separation between church and state, this is an important question and one that is often misunderstood. Join Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew as they begin a series on the Christian's proper role in politics […]
  • Bible Study: Ezekiel February 7, 2020
    The Old Testament Book of Ezekiel is a hauntingly beautiful book. Join Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby as they look at the pictures and dramatic examples of God's Mercy and Justice which fill the book of Ezekiel. Sometimes, we may feel a bit like this prophet, speaking the Word of God and seemingly no one […]
  • CPR: A Christian Perspective on Recent Events with Aaron Rodgers and Kobe Bryant January 31, 2020
    Pastors Mark Tiefel and Sam Rodebaugh dive into two recent events concerning two prominent US athletes: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Rodgers appeared recently in an interview and revealed his ideas about faith and spirituality and the Christian church. Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter […]
  • CPR: Marriage Roles as defined by God in Ephesians 5 January 24, 2020
    Cohabitation, Homosexuality and divorce are all having a huge impact on marriage and society as a result of a rejection of God's definition of the marriage relationship and roles in marriage. Join pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew as they discuss this important topic from the context of Ephesians 5. They will discuss misconceptions that […]
  • 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 […]