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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, 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 ...
Dear Brethren, Tonight, we had the opportunity of having a wonderful meal with one of our Church brethren on video cam. Even though my wife and I live in Florida and the other member lives in California, it was just like we were eating at the same table together. It was such a great way to begin the Sabbath and we look forward to having a meal with others of you in the Church, in the future. ...
Dear Brethren, Last week I sent out a Brethren Letter addressed to married men that I had written in 2010. This week, I am resending the second part of that series as I addressed our married women in the Church. Please have wonderful Sabbath! Your Brother in Christ, Gary Liebold November 5, 2010 Dear Brethren, Considering last week’s Bible study on the subject of “marriage”, I’ve decided to ...
Dear Brethren, Since I have recently given a series of sermons on the subject of “marriage,” I thought I would also resend two letters I had written on the same subject back in 2010. Tonight, once again, here is the “brethren letter” addressing men. Next week, I plan to send the other letter in which I addressed women. Please have a good night’s rest. Your Brother in Christ, Gary Liebold December ...
Dear Brethren, “No one can come to Me [Christ] unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44). It is God the Father who calls (draws) an individual to Christ. That’s what your Bible says! Not every person is being called NOW. God is not trying to save the world at this time. But, He does have a plan that will eventually include all of humanity. God ...
Dear Brethren, Last week, I began the subject of “Predestination.” As I mentioned previously, “Predestination” has to do with the timeframe that an individual is called by God. It is not about God predetermining who will receive salvation and who will not. God is all powerful! He’s the Master Designer, Creator and Sustainer of Life. He knows everything about you and me. As scripture shows us, He ...
Dear Brethren, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son…” (Romans 8:29). When I was a young man in my late teens, I had a false concept in my mind about the words “predestined” and “predestination.” All I knew at the time was that those words had a Biblical context. I assumed the words meant that some people (at God’s discretion), were pre-determined to ...
Dear Brethren, When in college, I had a Physical Science teacher who was very knowledgeable in his field. No one could (rightfully) question that. HOWEVER, he was also a man who had some very BIZZARE ideas concerning the future of mankind. Now, he like many other educators had a strong belief in the theory of evolution, accepting the usual thoughts of a “Big Bang” to explain the origin of the ...
Dear Brethren, A few years ago, I read an article that I found to be quite interesting. The title of the article was, “6 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Gratitude.” Here are two sentences from that article: …while it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving Day, practicing gratitude throughout the year can have tremendous health benefits. In fact, say experts, gratitude may be one ...
Dear Brethren, I’ll begin tonight’s letter with a quote that has been attributed to the former U.S. State Department Spokesman, Robert McCloskey: I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. When I first heard that phrase years ago, its meaning was perplexing. Even as I read it tonight, I still find the ...
Dear Brethren, Nearly forty years ago my wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon. We were simply awestruck by its size, depth, and beauty. After seeing such amazing splendor right before our eyes, we thought, “How in the world could anyone say there is no God?” (20) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that ...
Dear Brethren, Probably all of us have heard the phrase, “Count your blessings!” But, how many people actually do? Have you ever counted yours? As humans, it is far easier to complain about things that have happened through the day than take the time to count the many blessings received. Have you ever imagined others receiving more blessings than you? Be reassured, that is not the case. “And He ...
Dear Brethren, Several years ago, I talked with a young person (around 30 years of age), who brought up the subject of “family values.” This person mentioned that the standards taught to them by their parents were not the same standards found in today’s society. In other words, the world’s standards are much LOWER than their parent’s standards. I’m sure that’s very true. Tonight, I am sending out ...

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