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Burden and Blessing Podcast

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Jun 2020

Debate Series: Does a Christian have to go to Church?

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 into what is behind the assertions of many and what God desires for all His people.

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Jun 2020

Debate Series: Homosexuality

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 who do not. Join us for a valuable review of this important topic. The purpose of this series is to prepare Christians for the arguments that are made against Christian truths, and to give them knowledge to defend and proclaim the faith that has been entrusted to us. We hope you will enjoy and benefit from this series and from this topic.

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Jun 2020

Debate Series: Absolute vs. Relative Truth

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 our debate series we are addressing the topic of truth. The purpose of this series is to prepare Christians for the arguments that are made against Christian truths, and to give them knowledge to defend and proclaim the faith that has been entrusted to us. We hope you will enjoy and benefit from this series and from this topic.

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Jun 2020

Hymn Review: Glory be to God the Father (TLH 244)

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 year which the festival of Trinity caps off. As with the Athanasian Creed we will look into the Trinity and the person and work of Jesus the King of kings!

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Jun 2020

Racism, Protesting, and the Government in light of the George Floyd protests

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 government in light of these events. We will discuss the problem, as well as the solution to the tragedies of this life. We hope that you will join us!

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May 2020

Hymn Review: Come, Holy Ghost, God and LORD! (TLH 224)

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 of Penetecost and the work of the Holy Spirit as brought out in the Third Article of the Apostles' Creed.  

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May 2020

CPR: Heaven Questions (Part 2)

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 that we might have the comfort that God intends for us to have as we look to Christ. Dig into the Scriptures for answers to these questions and more!

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May 2020

Hymn Review: Jesus, My Great High Priest

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 mean for us as Christians. Learn more about this hymn by English hymn writer Isaac Watts and the implications of Christ's work for us. A blessed Ascension Day to you!

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May 2020

Debate Series: The Morality of God

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 or group of people. They will also bring up the fact that God killed His own Son who was innocent as examples of immoral behavior. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel as they engage in a mock debate over the morality of God, and learn how to respond to such assertions when you are confronted with them.

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May 2020

CPR: Loneliness during COVID

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 through Scripture to see five different examples of believers who felt alone, yet they turned to their LORD to see that He was truly in control. We may feel alone, but through faith in Jesus, we know that no matter how we feel, the love of the LORD always shines through the clouds of uncertainty.