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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 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
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We will enjoy praising our Lord in music BOTH at the beginning of our worship and at the conclusion. If I dare say it... worship this Sunday at Church Requel will definitely be something different! Continue reading
What about salvation… is it by God’s grace alone or must there be effort on our part? We will talk about the balance we need to know between God’s work on our behalf and what effort is needed from us. Continue reading
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Jesus tells us that not everyone who believes they are a Christ-follower really is one! How can we know for sure? And what about salvation… is it by God’s grace alone or must there be effort on our part? Continue reading
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There's something so raw about reading the words attributed directly to Jesus. He didn't fit easily into the framework of religious thought 2,000 years ago. You know what else? He doesn't fit easily into our concept of religion today either - even what we call the Christian religion. Continue reading
What is the Kingdom of God like? It’s a question that Jesus’ disciples ask - both 2,000 years ago and today. Jesus answers that it’s like a mustard seed and yeast. Continue reading
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What is the Kingdom of God like? It’s a question that Jesus’ disciples ask - both 2,000 years ago and today. Jesus answers that it’s like a mustard seed and yeast. Continue reading
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I am blessed with the privilege of pastoring a small church. We are close to one another. We know one another. We work closely with one another. We enjoy being with one another. We are family to one another. We serve the world with one another. We serve one another... with one another! Continue reading
What should we learn from Jesus' example about rule keeping and commandment observing? We consider 4 misunderstandings about the Sabbath and then 3 applications for ourselves. Continue reading
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What should we learn from His example about rule keeping and commandment observing? Continue reading
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The spiritual disciplines are those practices found in Scripture that promote spiritual growth among believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are habits of devotion, habits of experiential Christianity that have been practiced by God’s people since biblical times. I believe that many of us at Church Requel are ready for the next growth spurt of our spiritual journey. Continue reading
We consider Jesus’ teaching in Luke 13:1-9. We learn that there is a limited time to take advantage of God’s most amazing offer. Continue reading