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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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Pastor Mark turned 60 years old and prepared a special talk, “The View From 60.” He shares 6 lessons he has learned from 6 decades of living. Valuable insights combined with Bible truths and personal stories should make this sermon special! Continue reading
Here are 6 lessons learned from 6 decades of living. Continue reading
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I have prepared a special sermon for you based on 6 lessons I've learned from 6 decades on Planet Earth. If I could sit down with my grandchildren and pass on any wisdom and testimony from my walk with Christ, what would I tell them? That's what this Sunday's sermon will be all about. Continue reading
We consider the parable of the shrewd manager - one of Jesus’ stories with a real plot twist at the end! We’ll use this parable to follow our own money and how we handle it. Continue reading
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We consider the parable of the shrewd manager - one of Jesus’ stories with a real plot twist at the end! We’ll use this parable to follow our own money and how we handle it. Continue reading
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The last 60 days with Karen have been a great experience for me too. I've loved working with someone with such a positive, "can-do" spirit. We are most fortunate to have Karen be such a vital part of our congregation. I hope you all will encourage her with positive affirmations when you see her Sunday. Continue reading
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We reach the sobering conclusion that it is possible to be both faithful and obedient, while at the same time, have wrong expectations of God and misplaced affections for those God loves. Continue reading
We reach the sobering conclusion that it is possible to be both faithful and obedient, while at the same time, have wrong expectations of God and misplaced affections for those God loves. Continue reading
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We were hoping to have 100 people come to the dinner theater and as of this writing, we have 113 folks who have made reservations! Woo hoo! Some of the proceeds will go to pay for new carpeting in our sanctuary. Continue reading
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We discover just how much God really loves us by considering the parable of the prodigal son. Continue reading
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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