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BRIAN ELMER

SR. PASTOR
As pastor of Perrysburg Alliance, I want to stay connected to YOU during the week! I want to remind you, encourage you, and challenge you in your faith and ministry. I want to communicate to you what God is saying to me. Some spiritual food to urge you on in Christ!

RETURN AGAIN TO THE LORD

May 1, 2019

Church family, I trust you are having a good week in Christ! In my personal scripture reading, I am currently reading through Nehemiah. I was especially drawn to the content of chapters 8 & 9. In these chapters is recorded the people of Israel being read the Word of God, confessing their sin, and worshiping the Lord.…

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

April 10, 2019

Church family, We are fast approaching the time of year where we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. For Christians it is a time of thankfulness and praise. Jesus willingly coming to this sinful world, living here with us, giving His life as the payment for our sin is only part of the story. His coming…

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INVEST IN SOMEONE ELSE

March 13, 2019

Church family, Over the years I have enjoyed connecting with other pastors. As within other careers, being with those who ‘do what you do’, it is easy to find common connection – talking points. After all, there are similar experiences that most face within a common career. Over the past few years, I have made the…

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FUTURE THINGS AND MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

March 6, 2019

Church family, Last Sunday we looked at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 where Paul informs the believers of what happens to those who die in Christ before Jesus comes again. Paul explains that a Christian who dies before Christ’s return will go on to heaven to be with the Lord. His body will stay on earth and his soul…

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PREACHING AND TEACHING REMINDERS

February 28, 2019

Church family, I trust you are having a good week! Here are a couple of reminders. Both have to do with discipleship. Preaching As we continue in the preaching series through 1 & 2 Thessalonians, this week we will consider the great hope of the church – the coming of Christ! Paul addresses concerns the church had…

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A CALL TO PRAYER AND FASTING

February 18, 2019

Over the past couple of days, I have sensed the Lord urging me to call for a churchwide 21-day time of prayer and fasting. I will ask that at least one person in the church family commit to fast over the lunch hour for the sake of the church family. The fast will begin Tuesday,…

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A RECOMMENDED READING FOR THESE DAYS

January 16, 2019

Church family, Over the past month I have read through a book recommended to me by my father. I have read an excerpt from it and eluded to it in a recent sermon. The book is titled The Church in Babylon by Erwin Lutzer. Let me share an excerpt from the foreword of the book. America is…

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CHRISTMAS: MUCH MORE THAN DOING GOOD THINGS

December 19, 2018

Church family, Luke 1:46-55 (NLT) 46 Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. 47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! 48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. 49 For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things…

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THE NEWBORN KING

December 13, 2018

Church family, Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus is fast approaching! As followers of Christ the day brings special meaning. We worship Christ, the newborn King! Over the next two Sundays, we will look at Jesus, the newborn King. What significance does this “King” have for us?  On Sunday, December 23, our children’s ministry will have a…

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