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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!

LIFEWISE ACADEMY

August 1, 2022

As of August 1st, about 150 people from the area have signed up in support of establishing a LifeWise Academy ministry in Perrysburg Schools. While this is enough to get things moving, we still need many more to sign up in support. You may ask, “Why are more names needed?” A simple answer is this: having more…

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THOUGHTS ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE

June 2, 2022

It is the last day of May 2022. I have had a lot to reflect on recently. As most of you know, my father passed away on May 20th. It was the day after my mother’s birthday. One of my father’s goals in the past couple of years was “to reach the age of 80…

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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU IN 2002

January 4, 2022

As you look back on this past year, are you saying to yourself “That was the roughest year of my life.” or “I am glad to end that year.”?  Whether you faced unexpected personal trials and challenges or struggled with what happened to the country that our forefathers had worked so hard to establish, we…

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ARE YOU A LEGALIST?

October 21, 2021

In reading through the Bible, I am currently in the Gospel of John. I was recently reading through chapter nine, which contains the story of Jesus’ encounter with the man born blind. Take a moment to read about the encounter. John 9:1-7 (ESV) As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his…

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LOVING GOD, LOVING OTHERS…THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

August 31, 2021

The past two Sundays I have preached on the two key issues that the apostle John states are the evidence of a person’s salvation. The first one has to do with our obedience to Christ. John states that whoever practices righteousness is born of Him. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil (1 John 2:29;…

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INSIGHTFUL AND REFLECTIVE ARTICLES

July 28, 2021

As you well know, your pastor loves to read. Along with always working through a book or two, I enjoy good articles that challenge, expand, and reinforce my thinking. I do want you to know that this is not at the expense of also spending regular time in God’s Word. It is truth and it…

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A CHALLENGE TO BE ON MISSION

July 8, 2021

Our vacation has ended. Kyle and Kimberly are married. Carmela and I officially have an empty nest. Time moves on. It was just a few years ago that we started our family and it seemed that life promised many years of family enjoyment and raising children. Now we are at the stage of watching our…

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WHERE IS OUR SAVIOR THESE DAYS?

December 31, 2020

I am sitting here in my study at church reflecting on the past year. All of our lives have been impacted by the ‘unexpected’ this year. Typically, in the past years of our lives there has been a certain amount of predictability. Yes, the ‘unexpected’ would come into our lives, but for the most part, our lives have…

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WHAT ARE WE TO THINK ABOUT SUFFERING?

December 23, 2020

In the midst of my recent suffering with Covid-19, I finished reading the book of Job. Finishing the book caused me to ask questions and reflect. Questions like, “If in the beginning of Job God says of him, Job 1:8 (NLT) Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man…

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