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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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God is love and His love flows! We who are the children of God, find lasting satisfaction when, and only when, God’s love sacrificially shows up through us to soothe the pain of a hurting world. Continue reading
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God is love. In our own ability we cannot love God. What we can do is love Him back! Continue reading
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I continued the Walking The Light Path sermon series with this powerful message from 1 John 4:1-6. "Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world!" Continue reading
If you are a Christ-follower then you are also a superhero with a secret identity, super powers, kryptonite weaknesses and a charge to change the world! Continue reading
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We also have set aside a special time of prayer dedication for Cindy Thoman and the new Jr. High Ministry, which kicks off this Sunday morning. I would greatly appreciate as many of you as possible to come and pray with us so that we might encourage our students and volunteers. Continue reading
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We can know for sure that we are one of God's children. No doubts! Pastor Mark offers 6 ways we can be assured of our salvation through Christ. From 1 John 3:19-24. Continue reading
We can know for sure that we are one of God's children. No doubts! Pastor Mark offers 6 ways we can be assured of our salvation through Christ. Continue reading
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We will enjoy an awesome praise team leading us in worship singing this Sunday morning. Brandi is back this Sunday! Yay! Joining her will be Cindy, Brian and Eddie! Continue reading
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The mark of Christ-followers is how they love one another. In this audio version of Sunday's sermon I talk about what this love is and what it is not, the consequences and the confidence that also comes from this kind of love. Continue reading
The mark of Christ-followers is how they love one another. In Sunday's sermon I talk about what this is and what this is not, the consequences and the confidence that also comes from this kind of love. Continue reading
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It's hard for many of us to believe, but our kiddos who started off with us in 1st grade are now up to 5th and 6th grade and need some deeper, more age-appropriate teaching. At the same time, we have many of our children "graduating" from our toddler nursery up into KidsMin and will need some age-appropriate lessons there too. Continue reading
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Every Christ-follower will face a sin battle in his or her life. This past Sunday I reached back 1600 years to St. Augustine to explain the history and future of our struggle with sin. Continue reading
We consider 4 questions to ask ourselves, when (not if) temptation comes our way. Continue reading
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Jesus taught that we should always be ready for His return. We don't know the day or the hour but we should always be ready. How do we do that? In this Church Requel sermon, Pastor Mark considers 5 ways... Continue reading
In this video from yesterday's sermon I consider 5 ways that we should be R.E.A.D.Y. if we are indeed God's C.H.I.L.D. Continue reading
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If you're like me, you give mental acknowledgement to Jesus' return because the Bible talks so much about it. But sadly, it doesn't change much about our daily lives. I write "sadly" because it is really too bad that we have lost something in our anticipation of Jesus coming back again. This Sunday I hope to help us regain that anticipation. Continue reading
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Is your Christianity 3,000 miles wide but only 3 inches deep? Don’t wallow in the shallows. God is deep and His name will keep. In this sermon, written in collaboration with my brother Todd, I consider 4 ways to live D.E.E.P. in God. Continue reading
Is your Christianity 3,000 miles wide but only 3 inches deep? Don’t wallow in the shallows. God is deep and His name will keep. In my talk at Church Requel Sunday, I considered 4 ways to live D.E.E.P. in God. Continue reading
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This Sunday we're going to talk about how to live D.E.E.P. with God. I want you to experience the same things John wanted his congregation to experience: joy, assurance, and a holy life worthy of the name "Christian." Continue reading
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How do we protect ourselves from being taken in by people who themselves are deceived? In this sermon, I describe the 4 ways Christians can be protected from deception that are described in 1 John 2:18-27. Continue reading
In my sermon yesterday, I describe the 4 ways Christians can be protected from deception that are described in 1 John 2:18-27. Continue reading
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Summertime is also an opportunity for good, solid teaching and I'd like to take advantage of today's letter to let you know about some of the helpful lesson plans I have in mind for you over the next few weeks. We are entering a period of "How To" sermons from 1st John. Continue reading
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I describe 3 counterfeit loves that can leave us wanting, wanting, wanting. Along the way I share humorous insights into Oreo cookies and the Pierce family story time, as well as quotes from the singing group, Plumb, the Narnia author, C.S. Lewis, and my brother, Todd. Continue reading
In “Counterfeit Cravings” Pastor Mark warns us to be careful about what we love. He explains 3 reasons why loving the wrong things takes us away from the good things God has in store for us. He also describes 3 counterfeits loves that can easily deceive us. Continue reading
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I don't apologize for celebrating our national heritage at Church Requel. I am a Christian first and an American second. My citizenship is forever in Heaven. But I also live now in this great country and believe we should celebrate it's rich heritage and unique freedoms. So plan on coming and enjoying some patriotic flavor. Continue reading