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Brethren Letters

Our brethren letters go out weekly and contain timely excerpts from Mr. Armstrong and information from our elder, Gary Liebold.

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Dear Brethren, When my wife and I were in college, we had a professor who liked to ask thought-provoking questions to his classes to stimulate thought and discussion. One time, he asked our class (paraphrased), “What is the one innate desire common to every human being on earth, regardless of race, gender or faith?” Students raised their hands giving answers such as, “…to become wealthy,” or as ...
Dear Brethren, We have just finished observing a very meaningful spring Holy Day season (last week). Even though these festivals of God are over for 2021, we continue to live by, and grow through the spiritual lessons we have learned. Obviously, we do not stop removing sin from our lives following the last day of Unleavened Bread, but we continue to OVERCOME every single day, replacing sin with ...
Dear Brethren, During these Days of Unleavened Bread, I was thinking about what the “wave sheaf” offering pictures. “On the morrow,” after the weekly Sabbath during the Days of Unleavened Bread, we began counting fifty days forward to the Feast of Pentecost (the Feast of Firstfruits, Exodus 23:16). Leviticus 23:10-11 shows us God’s instructions concerning the wave sheaf offering. Speak unto the ...
Dear Brethren, Last Sabbath, during my sermon, I read a letter that one of our members had written to me several years ago. Tonight, I thought I would share that letter with you as we prepare spiritually for the Passover. She had some very excellent insight. Please have a good night’s rest everyone. Your Brother in Christ, Gary Liebold Good morning. As I was meditating this morning, concentrating ...
Dear Brethren, This evening, I am sending out a selected portion of Mr. Armstrong’s booklet, “What do you mean – THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?” Please have a good night’s rest everyone. Your Brother in Christ, Gary Liebold “What do you mean – "THE UNPARDONABLE SIN"? by Herbert W. Armstrong Jesus says "I am the Vine, and my Father is the Husband man" -- that is, the owner and cultivator of the vineyard ( ...
Dear Brethren, Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread are quickly approaching. Sometimes, God’s people will experience an even greater number of trials during this time of year. Satan the Devil would love to discourage us to the point of not taking the Passover, or at very least to observe it in an “unworthy manner” (I Corinthians 11:27-29). God’s Holy Day plan reveals real hope for us and for ...
Dear Brethren, What is the Bible definition of SIN? Does God DEFINE sin, or is sin some nebulous idea based upon one person’s views over another’s? After all, don’t certain people believe that DANCING is sinful? On the other hand, others would say that dancing is not sinful at all. So, just what is sin? Early on, as God was preparing Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong for the ministry, he was faced with ...
Dear Brethren, I will begin tonight’s letter with a few paragraphs from the booklet What do you mean -- "THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?”, written by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. In spiritual salvation, the blood of Christ -- the death of Christ -- paid the penalty we have incurred in our stead. And it SAVES US from this destruction (which is the second death) -- that is, PREVENTS US from having to pay it -- ...
Dear Brethren, I will start tonight’s letter with Christ’s words to His disciples about prayer. [6] But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. [7] And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for ...
Dear Brethren, Have you ever experienced stress in your life? Of course, you have. There isn’t a person alive who hasn’t. The bigger question is just how well do you react to stress? Do you become so overwhelmed that you become somewhat depressed? Do you let anger get the best of you? It can be incredibly stressful when a person has serious health problems, financial worries, or marital ...
Dear Brethren, I received an e-mail a few years ago from one of our Church Members. It was very stirring and thought-provoking. This person’s inspiring words show some excellent insight. Though this member died in the faith several months ago, her words (as well as herself), will never be forgotten. Tonight, I am sharing one of her written paragraphs with you. I have been going through the ...
Dear Brethren, Earlier this evening, I was listening to an “advertisement” on television where the announcer asked the question, “What is happening in America?” As the man spoke, pictures of riots, upheaval, and even military soldiers were shown. Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong gave a warning to this world of what lies ahead for the nations. "Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell ...
Dear Brethren, In today’s world we see tremendous upheaval all over this earth. We are living in times virtually unprecedented in our generation. Through it all, keep your focus on seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, first and foremost (Matthew 6:33). In 2010, a young runner in California ran in a cross-country race. She had become severely dehydrated, falling to the ground just ...

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