PASTOR'S BLOG

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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!

RESURRECTION SIGNIFICANCE

March 28, 2018

Church family, We are days away from the day that has been set aside to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. People all around the world will find their way to a church this Sunday. Each will have a reason for being there.            “It’s Easter!”             “The family…

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RESTING IN HIS FAITHFULNESS

March 21, 2018

Church family, Welcome to Spring! I was hoping for a warmer start to the new season! Oh well. I will say that we are blessed to live here in NWO. Carmela and I enjoy the pace of life and the setting here – and the change of seasons (whenever they come!) Last week we had the…

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WHY DO YOU PRAY?

March 7, 2018

Church family, I would imagine that as Christians, we believe in prayer. We believe that it is something “good Christians do”. I am not sure of your background in this area, but I can say that in my upbringing, prayer was a part of my life. We prayed before meals, before bed, at the beginning of the day.…

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WOULD HIS HOUSE BRING HIM GLORY?

March 1, 2018

Church family, Matthew 21:13 (ESV) He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”  This verse in Matthew came to my mind this morning. The focus is the part, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’. In the context,…

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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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