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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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For those of you who want to know Steve's "never say die" spirit, after he put himself out - he finished mowing his lot while waiting for the ambulance to take him away. He explained to me later, "Well Mark, that IS why I went down there." Continue reading
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roverbs is filled with advice and catchy poems of how to best live your life. Then the Book of Ruth comes along with - "let me show you Proverbs in action!" Continue reading
Never in our lifetime has our political arguments been more divisive and quarrelsome. What are God’s expectations for leadership and administration of government? Continue reading
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We always say that our children are not the church of tomorrow, but are the church of today. On Sunday you'll see just how true that is! Continue reading
No where do we see Jonah find joy at what God has accomplished through him. Even God does not force Jonah to be joyful. That is Jonah’s choice. Joy always is a choice! God does not make that choice for Jonah or you or me. Continue reading
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Both Brandi and I were surprised to discover that your #1 choice so far was the bonfire! I suppose you remember the kind of fire that Don likes to set. We also discovered that many of you would like to have an adult-only event this summer. Continue reading
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Can't you tell that things are really going well for us so far this year at Church Requel? I've had multiple conversations with some of you that confirm God's blessings to us. Many new and welcome faces. Enthusiasm for fellowship. Appreciation for God's Word! Continue reading
We have choices. Choice of what we follow: The peace path or the worry way! And like an exit ramp off a freeway, the default is Worry Way. You have to choose to exit, to get off the main route. Jesus IS that exit! Continue reading
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We are all so excited for Brett Angel. He will be baptized at Church Requel this coming Sunday morning. I had the chance to talk with him about it on Wednesday morning. He shared with me his personal story of how he found Jesus in his life exactly one year ago. He will share that with all of you on Sunday. It's a good story! Continue reading
We can know all the facts but still not know the faith Continue reading
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Brett began his Christian journey one year ago the same weekend in 2017. How fitting that exactly 52 weeks later he should make that commitment public by being baptized in our church service. Continue reading
Here is a fascinating Christian truth. If we are searching for Jesus but we can’t find Him, it’s not because He’s dead. It’s much more likely that it’s because we are dead! Continue reading
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Both Mary Kay and I have been engaging people this week, talking about our Easter church service at Church Requel. We have both been pleasantly surprised by the response we have received. Everyone has been quite interested and several have responded that they've been looking for a church to attend on Easter. They were appreciative that we talked to them about our church. What about you? Continue reading
Our first instinct is that good people should never be involved in anything that is un-good(unrighteous) so our gut says good people must resign at the first sign of wrong. But then wouldn’t the result be that all the good people are not involved? That the bad just becomes worse? Our schools, government, businesses need ethical, sound, righteous involvement from Christians at every level. Continue reading
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Over this past week I have spoken to several new people who are planning on come to Church Requel in the weeks ahead. This is definitely a good time to talk to others about your church. Also, if you see someone new at church, make sure to introduce yourself and do your best to make them feel welcomed! Continue reading
God’s plans work out. We can’t always see it or understand it. But we look back and think, oh I get it now. Every detail. Every jot and tittle. God has a plan for you and me too. He knows us intimately and created us for His unique purpose. Continue reading
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I want you all to be prepared for the best Easter you've ever celebrated. My goal for this Sunday is to plant the seeds in your mind of just how miraculous and victorious Jesus was on that day two millennia ago! Continue reading
From childhood’s earliest days we know the meaning and expectation of “fairness.” How many times have you heard a child cry out in frustration: “But that’s not fair!” There’s just something about rightness and wrongness that is built into our... Continue reading
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For the next two Sundays we invite you to bring in wrapped candy donations to add to the Easter goodie bags. Also, on March 25th (Palm Sunday), you are invited to stay for a few minutes after church to help fill up each baggie. Continue reading
This new song by Mack Brock, "Greater Things," is so perfect for our congregation. So many people have come through so much over this past year. When I heard this song for the first time last week, I knew that this was a song we had to sing. Continue reading
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Each week you'll find a good selection of Christian living and Christian fiction books available to you in the back corner of the sanctuary around the baby grand piano. If you see a book you like, take it with you. Read it. Share it. Own it. Give it away. Your choice. Continue reading
We take a close look at the Christian life cycle through the story of Peter. Along the way we discover the crisis each Christ-follower must face in his or her own life. The end result of this crisis will be either life everlasting or stillbirth. The good news? Jesus is on our side and even prays for us! Continue reading
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I texted all of them this week and asked if they would like to get together and jam as a fun group? They all responded "yes!" We're still figuring out the details as to the when and the where, but I'm sure excited about the possibilities. Continue reading
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For years I have been encouraging our young people to take their talents and give them to the Lord in worship. Now is my chance to practice what I've been preaching. Continue reading
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Mansfield Christian School's ensemble group, Image, will be performing their entire concert for us, starting at 11am. Through music, drama and testimonies they will share their talents and love of God with us! The title for their program this year is "Telling God's Story by Telling Our Story" and is based on Psalm 111. Continue reading