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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!

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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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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