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!

ADMITTING INSUFFICIENCY IS ESSENTIAL

September 3, 2020

Per my usual, I was recently reading, and the author mentioned how God had created man for relationship, then added that the Creator desires for His creation to be dependent on Him. As we have heard many times before, when Satan tempted Eve in the garden, he raised questions about whether or not we can trust…

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AM I ‘OTHERS-ORIENTED’?

August 19, 2020

As we have seen in the current sermon series on the Gospel of Mark, Jesus was a man that was quite different than we are. He was unlike other teachers and prophets that had come before Him. Since He walked on this earth, there still has been no one quite like Him. As we have…

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TAKING GOD AT HIS WORD

July 9, 2020

As I finished 1 Kings and moved into 2 Kings, I recently read through chapter 5. The chapter tells the story of the commander of King Aram’s army, Naaman. For Carmela and I, this story brings back a time in our lives where God used this story to give us a word about obedience. It was the…

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GOD HAS THE FINAL WORD

June 25, 2020

We are near the end of 1 Kings. Chapter 21 contains one of the last recorded assignments from God that Elijah carried out. Again, we are reading about King Ahab who was amazed at God’s display on Mt. Carmel that resulted in Him bringing rain and an end to a three-year drought. He saw the…

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THE “BATTLE” OF THE GODS

June 18, 2020

Many of us are familiar with this passage of scripture. You know, the one where Elijah challenges King Ahab and the prophets of Baal. Elijah’s initial meeting with Ahab was interesting. 1 Kings 18:17-18 (NLT) “When Ahab saw him, he exclaimed, “So, is it really you, you troublemaker of Israel?” “I have made no trouble for Israel,” Elijah…

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MAN OF GOD 101

June 11, 2020

The country was divided. Opposition had risen against the house of Solomon after he died. Depending on who was king, God was either honored or evil was the rule of the day. In 1 Kings 16:29 we are introduced to Ahab, son of Omri, who was king of Israel for 22 years. The scripture says in verse 30…

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THE FOOLISHNESS OF CHOOSING OUR OWN WAY

June 1, 2020

When just recently reading through this section of 1 Kings, a statement I had heard at one time came to mind – ‘When we make our own rules, we go our own way. That always leads to disaster’. It is what we see in our own lives when we choose to follow our own selfish…

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WHATEVER YOU WISH

May 21, 2020

Do you remember the television series “Extreme Makeover Home Edition?” The show aired its first episode in 2003 and by the second season over 15 million viewers tuned in each Sunday night to watch. The basic premise was taking the home of a family who had gone through difficulty or hard times, and totally remodeling it. Led by…

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LESSONS LEARNED

May 13, 2020

2 Samuel 22 starts like this, “David sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul.” (NLT) As I came to this chapter this past week, I took time to read, reflect, and take a glimpse inside the life of King David. We are familiar…

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