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Burden and Blessing Podcast

Jun 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 56

Fear is a natural response of our fallen human nature that results from living in a fallen world and being helpless. Helpless and unable to save himself, David knew where to turn. He confessed: "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?" (Psalm 56:3-4) The cure for our fear is found in the LORD and in His word of promise!

Jun 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 59

Do you know what it is like to be hunted by someone who wants you dead? David did. And in such a time he turned to the LORD for help and protection. Our devotion is based on Psalm 59:16: "But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble." The LORD proved His love for David and leaped up to help in his time of need. And the same joy that we have is that David’s God is our God, and our LORD!

Jun 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 5

The two foundational teachings of the Bible are the Law and the Gospel. We see the ugly truth of the Law revealed and receive sweet and needed comfort and assurance from the Gospel. Our devotion is based on Psalm 5:4-5,7 "For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity….  But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple." The Law reveals our sin and deserved punishment, but the Gospel points us to the mercy of God in Christ Jesus!

May 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 144

The love of the LORD to sinners such as us is enough to make a grown man cry. Yes, cry in a good sense, in thankfulness and praise for all that our Savior has done to accomplish my salvation. Our devotion is based on Psalm 144:3-4 "LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him? Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow." Thank God that He has taken knowledge of us and shown His mercy to all!

May 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 113

This morning we reflect on the nature of the LORD, the one true God and compare the LORD with the "gods" of the world. Our devotion is based on Psalm 113:5-6 "Who is like the LORD our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?" There are many counterfeit gods in our world, but none are like the LORD! He alone has taken on flesh and redeemed sinners to Himself. He alone is worthy of our praise! 

May 2021

Devotion from the Psalms: Psalm 90

Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew for a devotion based on Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom." Using the life of Moses we will reflect on the stages of life and the truth that God is with us through each stage, preparing us for service in His kingdom work. The LORD continues to “establish the work of our hands” so that we can be active in sharing the mercy of Christ while we count down the days until we meet Him face to face!

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