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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!

CHRISTMAS REMINDERS…

December 21, 2017

Church family, As I sit in my office early in the morning, I look at my calendar and am reminded that there are four days until Christmas. I have reflected on my ‘readiness’ for Christmas – “Do we have everyone’s gifts?”, “What is on the schedule and list that needs ‘to be done’ before the 25th?”,…

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PERSONAL REFLECTION, AWARENESS, AND THE GOSPEL

December 13, 2017

Church family, In recent weeks, our news headlines have been filled with new revelations of sexual misconduct/abuse by prominent men throughout the country. It seems these allegations are of men from a wide range of places and positions. I am sure that as we have heard the news, our hearts perhaps are sickened and disappointed. Perhaps it…

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THANKFUL FOR HIS GRACE

December 6, 2017

Church family, I want you to reflect on this quote from author and pastor, Paul Tripp. We must not reduce Christianity to a system of theology and rules. Theology and rules will never redeem you. They were never given by God to be an end in themselves. They are a means to an end. Their…

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JESUS – THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

November 30, 2017

Church family, Thanksgiving is past, and November is almost complete. Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went. In the news there are almost hourly stories of anger, hurt, & selfishness. One person accusing another. Words tweeted, posted – lawyers hired. It appears that even though as Americans we’ve tried to convey “we’ve got it all together”, man is…

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LIVE BY THE SPIRIT

November 22, 2017

Church family, This week I want to remind you of the message I preached – Live by The Spirit, Galatians 5:16-26. As I shared Sunday morning, our lives as believers and followers of Christ are to be different. Paul points out that truth in Galatians 5. Because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can be free – no…

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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

November 16, 2017

Church family, As we approach Thanksgiving, the question always asked is “What are you thankful for?”. Perhaps there are a multitude of things you are thankful for. Even though life has its share of disappointments and ‘ups and downs’ we have much to be thankful for. Personally, I am thankful for the Holy Spirit. Recently, I have…

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OUR ULTIMATE PURPOSE

November 8, 2017

Church family, If I were to ask you what your purpose in life is, what would you say? I am sure there would be a variety of responses. Responses from happiness, serving others, making disciples, to making a good living would probably be given. While each of these seem admirable, there is a greater purpose in life.…

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REFLECTIONS ON THE MESSAGE OF FAITH AND ITS ONGOING WORK

November 1, 2017

Church family, As Christians celebrate and reflect on the 500th Anniversary of Reformation, I want you to take a look at these C&MA resources/articles pertaining to the importance of that event. Solus Christus, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Soli Deo Gloria, Sola Fide Also, you will find the final article, The Story of the Reformation – Simpson on Luther. Let me encourage you to participate…

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REMEMBERING A REFORMER

October 25, 2017

Church family, Fall has finally arrived, and we are seeing more significant changes outside. I am reminded of this process of life change as referred to in God’s Word: 1 Peter 1:24-25 (ESV) 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower…

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