Dear Brethren and co-workers in Christ:
It has been a very busy week. We have been answering emails, updating web information, creating and uploading YouTube videos, putting together services, and considering various ways to try to fulfill Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19-20.
- 2-3 hymns (we are using the 1974 Bible Hymnal from the old WCG)
- Opening prayer by an appropriate male if present).
- Sermonette (short 8-15 minute subject) or Bible New Prophecy YouTube video. The latest posted one is titled Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
- Announcements (which probably will be this Letter to the Brethren) and one hymn.
- Sermon (which for most will be a recorded one), which for nearly all of you will be How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God.
- Final hymn.
- Closing prayer by an appropriate male (if available).
So, for your part, again try to see if this can work for you. And do not get discouraged if you run into some technical glitches at first (also do not be discouraged by some comments that some will likely make about the sermon). We are trying to work through the technical issues on our end and believe that we should be able to have weekly online services on a fairly regular basis–so this is our second week in a row. We also are looking into the possibility of producing DVDs for those without internet access, but this will likely take some time.
Working to Fulfill Matthew 24:14
Brethren, please continue to pray the God will grant all of us, including me, wisdom (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2; James 1:5), that He will provide more laborers for the harvest (Matthew 9:37), that we in the Continuing Church of God will go through the doors that He opens (Revelation 3:7-9), that we will love one another (John 13:34-35), and be the type of witnesses He wants us to be (Matthew 5:15; 24:14).
Based upon statistics on the internet and radio estimates I have received, it appears we in the Continuing Church of God seem to be reaching more people with Christ’s gospel of the Kingdom on a per member basis than any other COG group.
Since writing my book Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States, it has been my plan to update it. Well, the second edition was just approved by Amazon Kindle last night and is now available. However, Amazon Kindle will allow me to give it away for free for five days beginning Sunday, January 20, 2013. So, starting Sunday, if you go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States you can get the book for free. Since the book has the same title as the earlier edition, make sure that you are on the version that has a date of Jan 16, 2013. Anyway, this electronic version is available for free for five days and you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Kindle.
By making it available again, for free, this will likely get many to download it and hopefully read the messages in it.
Again brethren, thank you for your support and encouragement as we strive to do what God would have us do.
Bob Thiel, Pastor and Overseer
Continuing Church of God
P.S. I learned on January 20, 2013 that Amazon Kindle changed the start date for the free book. It is now to be free effective January 21, 2013 and not January 20, 2013.