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Month: September 2016

Word of the Week: CONFESSION

Word of the Week: CONFESSION

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel takes us into the Bible to define the Biblical word Confession.  This word literally means to “speak the same thing.”  Consider the use of the word “confession” in the following passages: Romans 10:10, 1 Timothy 6:12-13, Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 10:23-25, Leviticus 16:21, Psalm 32:5, 1 John 1:8-9t.  God calls us to confess our faith with others who speak the same thing.  We are also to confess our sins before God and…

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Pornography – In our Heart and At our Fingertips

Pornography – In our Heart and At our Fingertips

What is Pornography? Pornography has many definitions depending on the person who wants to define it. Generally, pornography is defined as “printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.”[1] From this definition one can see how prevalent pornography may be accessed from TV’s to tablets, from movie’s to magazines, or from cell phones to any computer. A Reality Check How prevalent is pornography? …

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CPR – The Doctrine of Inspiration (Part 2)

CPR – The Doctrine of Inspiration (Part 2)

In this episode of Conservative Pastor Response Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew go back to discuss the doctrine of inspiration.  In this episode they build on the internal evidence for inspiration by discussing the external evidence for the inspiration of the Bible.  They will talk about how prophecy, the unity of Scripture, answers to the big questions of life and the historical accuracy of Scripture give evidence for divine inspiration.  In addition, the Bible changes the lives of those…

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When God built a wall, and someone else paid for it…

When God built a wall, and someone else paid for it…

One of the most surprising things of this election year is Donald Trump’s claim that he will build a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Now, accomplishing that feat on its own would be interesting enough, but Trump is going even further. Not only will he build the wall, he will have Mexico pay for it. The thing is, Mr. Trump really hasn’t explained how he’s going to do this. What makes this claim even more outstanding is…

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Word of the Week: CHASTISEMENT

Word of the Week: CHASTISEMENT

n our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel, goes back to the Bible to define the important Biblical word Chastisement.  This word describes God’s love for sinners in disciplining them when they do wrong.  One of the purposes of God’s Word is to discipline us.  God desires to lead us to repentance over our sins.  Ultimately, God has placed His judgment or discipline for our sin upon Jesus at the cross that we might be declared not guilty by…

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Bible Study – Ecclesiastes

Bible Study – Ecclesiastes

In this Bible Study episode, Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew take us into the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes.  For many people this is a very confusing book, but in this study they discuss the how to dig into this valuable book and how to properly understand it.  They talk about Hebrew poetry and how it is used in this book.  The main purpose of this book is to show that any life that is lived apart from God…

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IF God is real, then why?

IF God is real, then why?

Have you ever had someone challenge your Christian faith by saying something like, “If Jesus is god and savior, why doesn’t he save or answer me when I need him?”  Or maybe it was a string of questions like, “If there is a god, why do people die of hunger in the world?”  “Why are there wars and murder?”  “Why didn’t he keep me from all the evil in my past and that is happening right now in my life?”  “Why…

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What's in our name?

What's in our name?

We’re here to uplift your Christian faith, to build you up in the knowledge of Christ, you Savior. It would seem appropriate, then, to explain the name of this blog. How uplifting can we really be if our title starts with “burden”? For those enlightened by Jesus, the idea of a burden seems far and distant. To look at our faith as a burden, in fact, seems downright inappropriate. What’s the point of this thing called Christianity if it’s just…

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