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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!

REMEMBERING BILLY GRAHAM

February 22, 2018

Church family, I know by now you have learned of the passing of Billy Graham. For millions of people over many years, Billy was known as the Christian evangelist who preached the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. He preached in tent revivals, churches, sports arenas, and stadiums. From poor common folk to the presidents, all heard…

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE “BETTER TOGETHER”!

February 21, 2018

Church family, Better Together was the title of my first sermon series in 2018. During the year, I want us to approach our times together with that in mind. Whether we are having coffee or lunch with another member of the body of Christ, worshiping on Sunday morning, or learning in a discipleship group – we…

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RESPONDING TO THE UNEXPECTED

February 14, 2018

Church family, Yesterday was a different day. I got up and came to the office, ready to go! Some things were on my schedule, but I still had some flexibility. It didn’t take long for things to be thrown off schedule. We’ve all had those days. Maybe more often than we’d like! The question is how…

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ENDURE TO THE END!

February 7, 2018

Church family, February has begun, the Super Bowl hype is over, and we find ourselves just past the middle of winter. For many, New Year’s resolutions have been hard, and many have fallen ‘off the tracks’. Let me encourage you to persevere! Lift your eyes to Jesus! Hebrews 12:1-3 (ESV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by…

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REAL CHANGE IS DEEPER THAN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PART 2

January 31, 2018

Church Family, Last week I shared an excerpt from Paul Tripp’s book, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change. I trust you have had a chance to reflect on what I shared with you. Today, I want to share with you three principles that Paul Tripp brings…

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REAL CHANGE IS DEEPER THAN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

January 24, 2018

Church Family, The next two weeks I am sharing an excerpt from Paul Tripp’s book, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change. We often struggle with seeing real change in our own lives. We also wrestle with change happening in the lives of those we love –…

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GROWING IN THE GOSPEL

January 10, 2018

Church family, The new year is but a few days old. In spite of the changes, uncertainty, and turmoil all around us, there is much to rejoice in because of Jesus! We do not go into this year alone. We do not go into any day alone. Praise the Lord for His provision and constant presence with…

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2018- LIVING FOR GOD’s GLORY!

January 4, 2018

Church family, As we begin a new calendar year, let’s live with these thoughts from 1 Peter 1:3-12 in mind: Remember who you are. Embrace your identity in Christ. Do not let the enemy tell you differently! You are united with Christ; in Him! He keeps you and your inheritance secure. Understanding what God is doing. Remember His…

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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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