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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!

WAIT…THEN MAKE DISCIPLES

October 17, 2019

Church family, Most of us are fully aware of the “Great Commission” passage of scripture found in Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father…

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HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND?

September 19, 2019

“Earlier this week, the California Senate passed a resolution calling upon all Californians—despite religious beliefs—to embrace LGBTQ lifestyles.” As I read this first sentence of an article on the Christian Headlines website, I paused to reflect on what was being said here. What does it mean for me as a Christian? I read through the rest of…

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GETTING OURSELVES ON MISSION

August 29, 2019

Church family, Often the subject “making disciples” comes up in conversations I have with folks. I use the phrase “making disciples” because it summarizes what folks are really talking about. Sometimes these phrases are used: “sharing our faith”, “telling people about Jesus”, “inviting others to church”, etc. Sadly, I believe many Christians have the desire to want…

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THE “NORMAL” LIFE OF EXILES

July 23, 2019

Church family, Over the past couple of months, our Governing Board has read through and discussed a book by Elliot Clark titled Evangelism as Exiles. Clark writes to give biblical insight from 1 Peter concerning what evangelism looks like for children of God, exiles and strangers in this world. Last evening at our monthly meeting,…

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PRAYER – OUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

July 2, 2019

Church family, I came upon this quote just moments ago. I had not heard it before, but it caused me some reflection.  “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” —Martin Luther A week ago, one of our church members commented to me “This church is definitely…

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THE AWKWARDNESS OF WEAKNESS

June 5, 2019

Church family, If you are honest, there are or have been a variety of things that you are not good at, or struggle with. In our culture we are offered many solutions to cover up or deal with our flaws or weaknesses. Some of these solutions actually help improve a situation and often avoid unnecessary embarrassment. Example: I…

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AN ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR TRUTH

May 29, 2019

Church family, As is the “norm” for me throughout each week, I read various articles online. Yesterday I came upon one that caught my eye – Approach Your Bible Desperately by Matt Smethurst. As a child of God, I am sure you have struggled with Bible reading. Perhaps you find it intimidating, hard to understand, have…

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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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