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Burden and Blessing Podcast

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Mar 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 7

In episode 16 of our chronological study of the Psalms we take a look at Psalm 7. Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew as they work through this Psalm together to explore the depth and richness of God's inspired Word. This Psalm will highlight the righteousness of God, as well has His justice, as well as the wickedness of mankind. It also is a plea to the LORD to deliver God's people from the injustice of the world. We invite you to open your Bible and join us in the study of God's Word! 

18
Mar 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 54

In this 15th episode in our chronological study of the Psalms we look at Psalm 54. David is still on the run from Saul, and has an opportunity to kill him, but refuses to (1 Samuel 26). This Psalm alternates between a prayer to the LORD (v.1-3,5b-6) and a confession of his faith in the LORD (v.4-5a,7). It is a prayer for vindication against his enemies, but this request is not based on subjective feelings, but is turned over to the LORD who judges in “truth” or “faithfulness.” What a wonderful example of what our attitude toward others should be in our own lives, which stems from our trust in the LORD's power and righteousness. 

11
Mar 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 22

Psalm 22 is a "Messianic Psalm" which means that it describes the work of the Messiah. By inspiration through the Holy Spirit, David looks 1,000 years into the future to describe the crucifixion of Jesus on Calvary and what it means for sinners. The Gospel writers will quote from Psalm 22 to show how it was fulfilled as they see Jesus crucified for them and for the sins of the world. Join us in this amazing description of the work of Jesus, our Messiah!

4
Mar 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 17

The 13th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

Psalm 17 is a prayer of David that we might call a prayer of vindication. David is suffering unjustly and looking for justice. Justice from God. His prayer is that the LORD would deliver him and continue to protect him. In the end he acknowledges that the future of the unbelieving world is empty, but that the Christian's hope is true satisfaction with God in heaven. 

27
Feb 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 13

The 12th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

Living in a fallen world, we may often feel abandoned. Not only by the people around us, but even by God. David wrestled with this in his own life, but ultimately comes back to the words and promises of God which assure the child of God that God will never forsake His children! 

11
Feb 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 52

The 10th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

This psalm pairs well with the events of the previous - Psalm 142. In Psalm 52, David speaks against a man (Doeg the Edomite) who betrayed David to King Saul. As David describes the actions of Doeg, we see a stark contrast between the one who trusts in man's power, and the one who trusts in God.     

4
Feb 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 142

The 9th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

This was written during a dark period of David's life - literally and metaphorically. The heading of the psalm indicates that this psalm was a prayer from David to God when David was hiding out in a cave. The intensity of the persecutions and dangers that David faced had grown, he even admits in the psalm that he has no power against his persecutors. David's only hope was that the LORD God would hear his prayer. As God demonstrated to David, so also we hope - He will never leave or forsake us!   

28
Jan 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 34

The eighth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

Psalm 34 speaks to many of the current struggles that Christians go through. How do I know about God? Does He care for me? What about tribulations and sufferings? Each of those questions and more are addressed in Psalm 34. Grab your Bible and join us for this study! 

21
Jan 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 133

The seventh episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

Psalm 133 might be one of the shortest psalms in the Bible but it is still filled with valuable truths for our lives. Join Pastor Neal and Pastor Nathanael as they discuss David's inspired and meditative thoughts on the blessing of unity from the Lord! 

17
Jan 2022

Bible Study | Psalm 56

The sixth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.

In Psalm 56 we see more of the trials which David endured and how his life was difficult in many ways that are different than our lives. We also see the quiet confidence of faith that trusts in God's ways, despite what seems contrary to faith on the outside. David echoes the sentiment over and over that God is the most reliable foundation for one's trust. 

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