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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!

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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WHO’S LEADING?

October 19, 2017

Church family, As I was reading today, the author quoted from Richard Halverson, the former chaplain of the United States Senate: In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centered on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became…

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HELPING C&MA IN PUERTO RICO

September 25, 2017

Church family, As I shared with you during our worship service yesterday, the island of Puerto Rico has been devastated by hurricanes, most recently by hurricane Maria. Please take a look at this C&MA link to pray for and give to the Alliance relief effort there in Puerto Rico. There are 63 C&MA churches and most have been…

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CHRIST IN US!

September 20, 2017

Church family, Galatians 2:20 (NLT) My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  As we continue to study the book of Galatians, we come to chapter…

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LOOKING BACK, PRAY AHEAD

September 13, 2017

Church family, Recently, we have had opportunities to minister, to help reach to others with the love of Jesus. In August, we were asked to ‘step to the plate’ and provide backpacks with school supplies for children in our area. Thank you for the 43 backpacks you provided! In the past 3 months, we have helped…

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