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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, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” -Albert Einstein Two weeks ago, I gave part one of my sermon entitled, “Understanding Begets Wisdom.” Tomorrow, I plan on giving part two of that sermon. Many years ago, a local elder in the Worldwide Church of God, gave a sermonette on the same basic subject as my sermon. I remember him talking about the biblical scholar, James ...
Dear Brethren, Recently, a Church member shared some news sources with me that he likes to listen to, and other ones he likes to read from. He definitely has a good understanding of world events in light of Bible prophecy. This person is very selective on what he watches and listens to (rightfully so), knowing the sources that have a good track record in presenting facts, and which sources cannot ...
Dear Brethren, But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God (I Corinthians 2:9-10). Why do you understand God’s TRUTH when billions of others don’t? The answer to that ...
Dear Brethren, “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt Last Sunday, Americans celebrated the birth of our ...
Dear Brethren, As I’ve written in previous letters, when it comes to prayer, it’s not only important for each of us to be praying to God, it is imperative that our hearts be fully immersed in those prayers. “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). The original Greek word for effectual and fervent (energēs), means to be mighty in. Biblically, we are shown that ...
Dear Brethren, A few evenings ago, I was reading an e-mail written to me in 2010 by a Church member. I will begin tonight’s letter by sharing some of his e-mail with you. This member wrote: It was great to hear from you; every year you two send out a Passover card and I always enjoy it and then true to form I rarely respond. This time I thought to pass on my latest pondering. The best I can do ...
Greetings Brethren, It is my understanding that there are well over 500 corporate churches of God in existence today. Many of these churches openly reject Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s office as an apostle and his role as a TYPE of “Elijah” (Malachi 4:5; Matthew 17:11). Many of these groups take the “smorgasbord” approach to the doctrines once taught by God’s end-time apostle. Their thinking is, “We ...
Dear Brethren, In 2017, I officiated at the funeral service for my dad, Robert (Bob) Liebold. I’ve conducted many funeral services over the years, but this was one of the more difficult ones, since it was my father. I’m human. My dad now awaits his resurrection. He loved his family, and his family loved him. Around the same time my dad died, I remember reading about another man (in his late ...
Dear Brethren Tomorrow, I plan on giving part two of my sermon on “Marriage.” Considering that fact, I thought it would be good to share a “Personal” article (in-part), written By Mr. Armstrong in the Plain Truth magazine, August 1966. He talks about his own marriage of forty-nine years (at that time). By Mr. Armstrong’s description, one can see the bond of love and mutual respect he and his wife ...
Dear Brethren, A little earlier this evening I was reading an article written by Mr. Armstrong entitled, “Let God Fight Your Battles.” His article reminded me of a letter I had written previously. So, I decided to resend the letter again this evening. Even through the worst of trials we experience, we must not forget that God promises to deliver us out of them all (Psalm 34:19). Please have a ...
Dear Brethren, Based upon the sermon I am working on, I thought I would resend a letter that I sent out in 2018. The subject is “MARRIAGE.” Marriage was ordained by the GREAT GOD! God expects His people to make sure their marriages are happy, fulfilling and rewarding. Please have a wonderful Sabbath! Sincerely, Your Brother in Christ, Gary Liebold August 10, 2018 Dear Brethren, I was talking with ...
Dear Brethren, We will be observing the Feast of Pentecost in two days as commanded by the Great God. “These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times” (Leviticus 23:4). Pentecost pictures the beginning “FIRST-FRUITS” of God’s salvation. (Leviticus 23:15-17; Acts 2:1; James 1:18) God is not working with most people now. In fact, it is not even ...
Dear Brethren, “…From the founding of this nation, Americans have claimed the ancient promise, that if His people who are called by His name will humble themselves in prayer and seek His face, that He will hear from Heaven and heal their land.” (Former U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence) Yesterday (May 6th), was the annual observance of the “National Day of Prayer” as designated by the United States ...

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