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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!

RESPONDING WISELY

August 1, 2018

Church family, In these times of social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. – many people feel they must be “connected to others” and “what’s happening in the world” via the modern mediums. After all, we want to be perceived as “with it” and not still in the last century. Perhaps we are just plain bored…

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS

July 25, 2018

Church family, Last Sunday we began a new sermon series from the book of Joshua. I have called the series, Who Are You Going to Trust? I shared some background on the book and suggested this book has a deeper meaning and significance for us and our Christian life. The book is more than just…

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PERSEVERING AND PRESERVING GRACE

July 18, 2018

Church family, As per my normal, I spend regular time reading articles on various ministry websites. Recently, I came across this article – Give Us This Day Our Daily Grace. At first the title caught my eye. As I read through the article, it moved my heart and mind. I reflected with concern, thankfulness, prayerfulness, and sadness. Take time to…

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RESCUED!

July 11, 2018

Church family, The Thai soccer team and coach have all been rescued! This news is now old news perhaps, but I am sure that for those trapped in the cave and for their families, this experience will not be soon forgotten. Gratitude will be expressed for a while for those who aided in the rescue. As the world…

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DON’T GIVE UP WHAT’S BEST

June 27, 2018

Church family, I sit here in my office, this last week of June. It is quiet at this time around here and a good time to read, listen, and reflect. Reading God’s Word, whether in the quiet of the morning, noon, or night is something we need to all value. Often times we can rationalize…

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BORDER CRISIS – A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

June 20, 2018

Dear Church family, It is mid-June and we have just come through a few days of extreme heat. That was the weather we experienced. But it seems that on a regular basis there is also ‘extreme heat’ that occurs concerning different views on how the president is handling issues. I realize that we will never be…

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UPCOMING SERMON SERIES

June 13, 2018

Dear Church family, Beginning on Father’s Day, we will begin a new preaching series – The Light of the Gospel. In the series, we will look at 2 Corinthians 4 & 5 to better understand the mission that we have as a church, the children of God. Along with 4 sermons on these chapters, Bruce and…

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FAMILY BUSINESS

June 5, 2018

Dear Church family, June is here, and we are looking for a good summer! We have had a taste of August recently, but it looks like a nice week of beautiful weather ahead! Some reminders: -During the summer, many in the church family will be traveling – coming and going. Don’t forget to pray for one…

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CAN WE FORGIVE OURSELVES?

May 23, 2018

Church family, Have you ever been told when struggling with guilt, “You need to forgive yourself”? A few years ago, I attended a conference that featured various well-known Christian speakers. One of the speakers spoke of the provision of forgiveness that has been provided for in Christ. He explained that because all of us have sinned,…

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