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Mark Pierce
Mansfield, Ohio
Living life to the fullest, in relationship with God, family and friends.
Interests: speaking, relationships, writing, church leadership, recumbent bicycle riding
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Jesus taught that we should always be ready for His return. We don't know the day or the hour but we should always be ready. How do we do that? In this Church Requel sermon, Pastor Mark considers 5 ways... Continue reading
In this video from yesterday's sermon I consider 5 ways that we should be R.E.A.D.Y. if we are indeed God's C.H.I.L.D. Continue reading
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If you're like me, you give mental acknowledgement to Jesus' return because the Bible talks so much about it. But sadly, it doesn't change much about our daily lives. I write "sadly" because it is really too bad that we have lost something in our anticipation of Jesus coming back again. This Sunday I hope to help us regain that anticipation. Continue reading
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Is your Christianity 3,000 miles wide but only 3 inches deep? Don’t wallow in the shallows. God is deep and His name will keep. In this sermon, written in collaboration with my brother Todd, I consider 4 ways to live D.E.E.P. in God. Continue reading
Is your Christianity 3,000 miles wide but only 3 inches deep? Don’t wallow in the shallows. God is deep and His name will keep. In my talk at Church Requel Sunday, I considered 4 ways to live D.E.E.P. in God. Continue reading
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This Sunday we're going to talk about how to live D.E.E.P. with God. I want you to experience the same things John wanted his congregation to experience: joy, assurance, and a holy life worthy of the name "Christian." Continue reading
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How do we protect ourselves from being taken in by people who themselves are deceived? In this sermon, I describe the 4 ways Christians can be protected from deception that are described in 1 John 2:18-27. Continue reading
In my sermon yesterday, I describe the 4 ways Christians can be protected from deception that are described in 1 John 2:18-27. Continue reading
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Summertime is also an opportunity for good, solid teaching and I'd like to take advantage of today's letter to let you know about some of the helpful lesson plans I have in mind for you over the next few weeks. We are entering a period of "How To" sermons from 1st John. Continue reading
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I describe 3 counterfeit loves that can leave us wanting, wanting, wanting. Along the way I share humorous insights into Oreo cookies and the Pierce family story time, as well as quotes from the singing group, Plumb, the Narnia author, C.S. Lewis, and my brother, Todd. Continue reading
In “Counterfeit Cravings” Pastor Mark warns us to be careful about what we love. He explains 3 reasons why loving the wrong things takes us away from the good things God has in store for us. He also describes 3 counterfeits loves that can easily deceive us. Continue reading
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I don't apologize for celebrating our national heritage at Church Requel. I am a Christian first and an American second. My citizenship is forever in Heaven. But I also live now in this great country and believe we should celebrate it's rich heritage and unique freedoms. So plan on coming and enjoying some patriotic flavor. Continue reading
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What should be our response to the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states? What is our authority on this issue? In this audio sermon I consider the decision written by Justice Kennedy through a Biblical lens. Continue reading
What should be our response to the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states? What is our authority on this issue? Continue reading
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But did you also know that God’s Word tells us to choose what we love very carefully? What you love matters! Sunday we’ll talk about 3 reasons why this is true AND reveal the three counterfeit cravings that can derail your love for God and people. Continue reading
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Jeff Barnes looks at the process of spiritual maturity and challenges us to ask, "Am I growing up in Christ?" Continue reading
Jeff Barnes looks at the process of spiritual maturity and challenges us to ask, "Am I growing up in Christ?" Continue reading
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We have another great weekend planned. In fact the entire summer is just one fantastic weekend after another! This Sunday we'll be celebrating Father's Day. We have a very special gift for every guy who comes into CR. (We're counting even potential dads this Sunday!!) Continue reading
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In this sermon from 1 John 2:7-11, I teach that God's L.I.G.H.T. provides us the power to love God's way. Continue reading
The kind of love God gives to us, and the kind of love he wants us to give to others, is not a feeling. It is a choice. Continue reading
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If you've never heard a hammered dulcimer before, you won't believe the beautiful sound it makes - especially in our 129-year-old sanctuary. It was used extensively in the middle ages. Think of it as the musical instrument that led ultimately to the piano. Tom is quite skilled at it. When Keith joins in with his 12-string guitar, it's acoustic music heaven! Continue reading
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In this past weekend's sermon I talk about what makes for a Real Deal Christian in our study of 1 John 2:3-6. Continue reading
How can I know if I am a real Christ-follower? How can I know if someone else is a Christ-follower? The first is the question of assurance. The second is the question of authenticity. Continue reading
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Let the summer fun begin! That's been our mantra here at Church Requel staff headquarters for the past few weeks. You, oh weekly newsletter reader, get first dibs! Continue reading
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In this audio version of Sunday's Church Requel sermon I highlight 6 ways Jesus is such a great advocate. Continue reading