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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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I don't think I've ever experienced a time in ministry when such a high percentage of our congregation are so seriously ill. Please keep up your faithful prayers for Jenny, Aimee and Loni. I received some news this week from Dave about Jenny's progress. Continue reading
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Image from Mansfield Christian School will lead our worship for the entire Sunday morning. We have been so blessed in each of the last two years to have this group of young people come and sing for us. As we've done before, we'll celebrate together afterward with a potluck meal. Continue reading
Have you ever heard the GPS say, “Please turn around?” Sometimes the Holy Spirit whispers that to us too. The Biblical word for this is repentance. We examine the six-step process of how to R.E.P.E.N.T. Continue reading
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Our Easter message this year focuses on the Prodigal Son. If we find ourselves LOST, a u-turn is usually a good idea. Continue reading
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Brandi and her singing team have selected several inspirational songs to celebrate Resurrection Day. Three of our men - led by Fred Wiegand - will present a skit entitled, "It Wasn't Me." We will all take communion together while Dan Logan softly plays his guitar. Brian Betts teams up with Brandi to sing a special duet, "Glorious Day." Finally, I have prepared a sermon for you from the prodigal son parable. Continue reading
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In "Wasted" we consider 5 versions of our commitment to Christ - questions we should ask ourselves every single day. Continue reading
What should a Christ follower learn from the younger son in Jesus' Prodigal parable? Continue reading
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God invites us to join His search party for even one lost loved one. Continue reading
We study the parable of the woman who lost one coin and searched diligently for it. Continue reading
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Over 60,000 people here in Richland County could start attending church. Quite literally there would not be enough seats in the pews in our churches to hold everyone! Continue reading
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Sunday morning Karen taught our children about the Tower of Babel. She (and Ken) found all the left-over pew cushions and decided to build their own tower as an illustration. Way to go Karen! Continue reading
Jesus said that God’s love for people is so great that he searches for the one who is lost from Him. What does this mean for our relationship with God? Continue reading
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Today we consider Luke 15:1-7. Along the way we learn not only the basic principle underlying the whole chapter, but also a core value for Church Requel. Continue reading
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All the songs in our worship mix Sunday morning will be from The Barlow Girls. Our own trio of singing ladies, Trish, Missie and Brandi, have been working hard to bring our congregation into the Lord's Presence - and this week they decided to use the harmonies from another great trio. Continue reading
We consider six reasons why we should be rational, considered and enlightened when we decide to follow Jesus. Continue reading
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Jesus taught that we should soberly “count the cost” ahead of time and be prepared to “carry our cross.” Continue reading
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30th Annual Resurrection Breakfast - Saturday April 15th. I received my first email reminder yesterday morning about this year's Resurrection Breakfast. This year's special speaker will be Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports analyst for men's college basketball. Continue reading
What keeps you from saying “yes” and “now” to God’s invitation? We study Jesus’ parable in Luke 14:15-26 and along the way consider how to make certain our RSVP is always the right one. Continue reading
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What keeps you from saying “yes” and “now” to God’s invitation? We study Jesus’ parable in Luke 14:15-26 and along the way consider how to make certain our RSVP is always the right one. Continue reading
We talk about responding in God’s Spirit rather than reacting in our own nature. Continue reading
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What comes naturally is often not a good idea for us if we are Christ followers. Continue reading
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The great news is, she's doing better each day. She is still on the ventilator and receiving continuous dialysis. They began PT (physical therapy) and OT (occupational therapy) Wednesday, and she is doing phenomenal with that! Her labs have improved tremendously so they've been able to switch her IV medications to oral ones via a tube feed. Continue reading
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No news I could share with you could be better than the news we've received from Jen Repp's family yesterday afternoon. Continue reading
Jesus is the ultimate promise keeper! That isn’t just a statement about our future, but also about our present. Continue reading
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We can choose to focus on our problems or on Jesus' promises to us. From Luke 13:31-35. Continue reading