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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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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
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What does it mean to repent? Is this something that we do once and then forget it? Continue reading
What makes this sermon so special is not that these divisions headlined this week’s news, but that this headline was announced 2,000 years ago by Jesus himself! Continue reading
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What should we do about the divisions that we see all around us? Continue reading
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Two months ago Brandi laid out an exciting new worship plan for 2017 - featuring a different song artist once each month. This coming Sunday morning is our first opportunity to appreciate the fruit of her labor on our behalf with the songs of Colton Dixon. Continue reading
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Whether you're Facebook posting or Little League coaching, whether your issues are political ideology, Christian theology, or the Brown's garbology, I promise you will walk away from Sunday's talk with concrete ways to lessen animosity and strengthen amiability. Continue reading
We continue our study of Jesus’ promise to return again in Luke 12:41-48. Along the way we consider 3 applications of Jesus’ instructions. Continue reading
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Are you entrusted with much? Compared to other Christians down through the ages, the answer might surprise you! Continue reading
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I'm sure that many of you want to know about what we are doing to find a new part-time staff person to teach our children. We can sum up with three words: praying, searching and thanking. Continue reading
In Luke 12:35-40 Jesus tells us that we are also to be prepared-in-advance and ready to serve. We consider exactly what this means and how to do it. Continue reading
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. In Luke 12:35-40 Jesus tells us that we are also to be prepared-in-advance and ready to serve. Continue reading
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Some special plans have been made for this Sunday. This writer cannot tell all because we would like to reserve a few surprises for Tamira as well as for our children. I will write you what I can. Let me begin by urging each family to attend this Sunday. This Sunday will be a high point for our children as well as for Tamira. Continue reading
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We dusted off the original, antique communion trays that were used by St. Luke's for many decades. Paul and I will be serving communion together. Afterward we will all pray together to bring in the New Year right. You all will have the opportunity to pray out sentence prayers for 2017. This should be a really special worship service, so I hope you come! Continue reading
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We consider each aspect of the fantastic, wonderful, incredible, best possible good news we have ever received. Continue reading
We consider each aspect of the fantastic, wonderful, incredible, best possible good news we have ever received. Continue reading
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I'm looking forward to all the elements of our Christmas Eve Candlelight service, Saturday evening at 5pm. Though - if you arrive at 5pm - you'll miss many of the festivities. Continue reading