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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, 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 ...
Dear Brethren, None can have God's Spirit until he is first convicted BY God's Spirit. NONE CAN come to Jesus Christ, except the Spirit of the Father DRAW HIM -- so said Christ! And this is not the time God Almighty has chosen to SAVE THE WORLD -- but only those few whom He is specially calling now, to be trained for a responsibility in the KINGDOM OF GOD, when Christ rules the whole Earth (The ...
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 ...

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