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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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Let's agree with one another about one thing - we won't crowd Jesus out of our lives as we prepare to celebrate his birthday. I'm excited about every good thing happening these days at Church Requel. Let's remember to keep the main thing the main thing - it's really all about Jesus! Continue reading
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In this audio version of Sunday's sermon, I share 5 key recommendations for how to raise kids. Along the way I share lots of personal stories from my own parenting adventures. Continue reading
This morning I shared 5 key recommendations for how to raise kids. Along the way I shared lots of personal stories from my own parenting adventures with Jennifer, Jonathan, Jessica and Jillian. Continue reading
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This past week I celebrated with Pastor Paul Lintern his move into his "chome" (church + home) two years ago this week. Can you believe it's been two years? Wow! That means that this coming Christmas Eve, it will be two years since Church Requel moved to the Point of Grace. What an adventure! Continue reading
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The Bible teaches that husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the church. How exactly can men do this? In this audio version of this morning's sermon, I teache about marriage from Ephesians 5 with lots of examples and helpful suggestions for today’s men. Continue reading
The Bible teaches that husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the church. How exactly can men do this? This morning I taught about marriage from Ephesians 5 with lots of examples and helpful suggestions for today’s men. Continue reading
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Sheri is baking 3 hams. I hear through the grapevine that Cindy is baking turkey breasts. Families should bring two dishes of any kind. Single folks bring one dish. I've been asked if you have to cook it yourself. No! Pick up something from the store. Continue reading
Submission is a two-way street between husbands and wives. In this first of two parts, we focus our attention on wives from Ephesians 5:21-24. Mary Kay Pierce joins me to describe the 4 ways wives support their husbands. Continue reading
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Submission is a two-way street between husbands and wives. In this first of two parts, we focus our attention on wives from Ephesians 5:21-24. Mary Kay Pierce joins Pastor Mark to describe the 4 ways wives submit to their husbands. Continue reading
Kaitlynn prayed to Christ asking Him to forgive her of her sins and promising to the best of her ability to follow Jesus for the rest of her life. Yesterday she gave public witness to this decision by being baptized. Here is her 3-minute baptism video. Continue reading
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Last Sunday at the close of the worship service, Kaitlynn asked me if she could be saved. (Is there any better question for a pastor to be asked?) We talked and then prayed the sinner's prayer together - the first time every for Kaitlynn. Continue reading
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Does BFF stand for Best Friend Forever or Baloney From a Fool? In this audio from Sunday's sermon I share 6 traits to look for in a friend. "Friend or Fool" uses Ephesians 5:15-20 for a Biblical text. Follow along... Continue reading
Does BFF stand for Best Friend Forever or Baloney From a Fool? In this video of Sunday's sermon, I share 6 traits to look for in a friend. "Friend or Fool" uses Ephesians 5:15-20 for a Biblical text. Continue reading
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Tamira will be the first to tell you that her team was amazing. They met regularly, relentlessly asked for sponsors and gifts, and gave of their own time and resources. Continue reading
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Pastor Mark Pierce from Church Requel explains that living to please God and still living in a way that doesn’t please God is a “double-minded” existence. We consider 5 heart checks of whether we’re all in with Jesus. Continue reading
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The myth of more is that the more we have, the happier we will be. Not true. In fact, always wanting more of what others have is a sure way toward unhappiness. Pastor Mark Pierce discusses 5 hard truths about coveting as well as 4 ways to practice the antidote to always wanting more. Based on Ephesians 5:1-6. Continue reading
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Many of us want better friendships in our lives. Jeff Barnes tells us that the best way to start is to become better friends ourselves to others. In this October 12, 2014 Church Requel audio talk, we learn 4 ways to improve our relationships from Ephesians 4:25-30. Continue reading
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Christians are to put on a new self and take off the old self. Desiring to change from the old me to the new me is called repentance. In this October 5th Church Requel talk, Jeff Barnes shares 5 things we should know and do about repentance. Continue reading
Many of us want better friendships in our lives. Jeff Barnes tells us that the best way to start is to become better friends ourselves. In this October 12, 2014 Church Requel talk, we learn 4 ways to improve our relationships from Ephesians 4:25-30. Continue reading
In this talk I explain that living to please God and still living in a way that doesn’t please God is a “double-minded” existence. We consider 5 heart checks of whether we’re all in with Jesus. Then we talk about 3 ways to make sure we’re both feet in with God. Continue reading
The myth of more is that the more we have, the happier we will be. Not true. In fact, always wanting more of what others have is a sure way toward unhappiness. Continue reading
Christians are to put on a new self and take off the old self. Desiring to change from the old me to the new me is called repentance. In this October 5th Church Requel talk, Jeff Barnes shares 5 things we should know and do about repentance. Continue reading
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Let's make this inaugural Church Requel Fall Festival a day we will never forget. I'm looking forward to serving with all of you tomorrow. Let's make a huge impact in our downtown neighborhood! Continue reading
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I met with Brandi and Tamira yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed hearing all the stories of what's been going on at Church Requel in our absence. It sounds like things are really moving in the right direction with the Fall Festival, scheduled for a week from tomorrow. So many of you have volunteered your time, talents and resources. Thank you! Continue reading
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I LOVE this photo of Church Requel taken by Rick Jensen. A beautiful summer morning. Church doors open. The grass is green. The flowers are in bloom. The flag is up. The leaves are still on the trees! A great photo of the church building... but not a picture of the church! That's right. This is not the church. It's just the building where we meet. Continue reading