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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 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
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What should be our response to the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states? What is our authority on this issue? In this audio sermon I consider the decision written by Justice Kennedy through a Biblical lens. Continue reading
What should be our response to the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states? What is our authority on this issue? Continue reading
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But did you also know that God’s Word tells us to choose what we love very carefully? What you love matters! Sunday we’ll talk about 3 reasons why this is true AND reveal the three counterfeit cravings that can derail your love for God and people. Continue reading
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Jeff Barnes looks at the process of spiritual maturity and challenges us to ask, "Am I growing up in Christ?" Continue reading
Jeff Barnes looks at the process of spiritual maturity and challenges us to ask, "Am I growing up in Christ?" Continue reading
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We have another great weekend planned. In fact the entire summer is just one fantastic weekend after another! This Sunday we'll be celebrating Father's Day. We have a very special gift for every guy who comes into CR. (We're counting even potential dads this Sunday!!) Continue reading
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In this sermon from 1 John 2:7-11, I teach that God's L.I.G.H.T. provides us the power to love God's way. Continue reading
The kind of love God gives to us, and the kind of love he wants us to give to others, is not a feeling. It is a choice. Continue reading
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If you've never heard a hammered dulcimer before, you won't believe the beautiful sound it makes - especially in our 129-year-old sanctuary. It was used extensively in the middle ages. Think of it as the musical instrument that led ultimately to the piano. Tom is quite skilled at it. When Keith joins in with his 12-string guitar, it's acoustic music heaven! Continue reading
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In this past weekend's sermon I talk about what makes for a Real Deal Christian in our study of 1 John 2:3-6. Continue reading
How can I know if I am a real Christ-follower? How can I know if someone else is a Christ-follower? The first is the question of assurance. The second is the question of authenticity. Continue reading
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Let the summer fun begin! That's been our mantra here at Church Requel staff headquarters for the past few weeks. You, oh weekly newsletter reader, get first dibs! Continue reading
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In this audio version of Sunday's Church Requel sermon I highlight 6 ways Jesus is such a great advocate. Continue reading
We consider 6 ways Jesus is such a great advocate and we consider why He is so successful. He is not only our advocate, but Jesus is also our propitiation. Continue reading
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Will there be attorneys in Heaven, you ask? YES! In fact the greatest one who ever lived will represent you! Continue reading
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Light walking is the practice of every Christ-follower. What does it mean to walk in the light? What are the benefits? How do we keep ourselves walking in the light each day? In this audio version of Sunday's sermon, I talk about light walking as we study 1 John 1:5-10. Continue reading
Light walking is the practice of every Christ-follower. What does it mean to walk in the light? What are the benefits? How do we keep ourselves walking in the light each day? Continue reading
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Have you ever hurt yourself in the dark? Stubbed your toe? Walked into a wall? Missed a step? Tripped over a toy? What we could easily have avoided in the light of day becomes a real hazard to us when it’s dark. The same is true in our spiritual life. Continue reading
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We begin our study of 1st John with the importance of Scripture - the eyewitness accounts of Jesus, the Word of Life. He is our connection to God and to one another, and the source of great joy. Continue reading
We begin our study of 1st John with the importance of Scripture - the eyewitness accounts of Jesus, the Word of Life. He is our connection to God and to one another, and the source of great joy. Continue reading
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I believe we will grow much stronger over the course of the next several months as we work our way through this New Testament letter one verse at a time. My encouragement for you before Sunday morning is to take your Bible out and read through the entire book of First John several times. Continue reading
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Join me for this special Mother's Day 2015 audio message as we talk about how to bless our children and one another with encouraging words. Words are powerful and we should focus them to encourage. We start by changing what we fills our minds and hearts. Continue reading
Join Pastor Mark and Church Requel for this special Mother's Day 2015 message as we talk about how to bless our children and one another with encouraging words. Continue reading
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Don't you love how everyone at CR seems to be stepping up and finding their gifts and passions? I was pleasantly surprised this past Monday morning at the CR office, when 4 of our guys showed up to do some maintenance to the church. I didn't know about it or plan it. They just took it on themselves. Fantastic! Continue reading