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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 a HUGE HUGE HUGE weekend we have here at Church Requel! Did I mention that it was HUGE? Pastor Mark here with all the details about what's happening at CR. Continue reading
In our relationships unity does not demand uniformity. How do we see our differences as reasons to celebrate rather than as reasons for conflict? I share three reasons we are free to relate from Ephesians 4:7-10. Continue reading
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This is turning out to be an awesome start to the Fall season at Church Requel. I hope you are as excited as I am about how God is moving in our church. Continue reading
What are the best attitudes we can have for ongoing, lasting, and fulfilling relationships in life? From Ephesians 4:1-6, we discover 5 attitudes that are sure to relate. Continue reading
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Did you know that we have six main serving teams at Church Requel? Close your eyes. How many of the six can you name? Okay, open your eyes. (How many of you actually closed your eyes? If you did, raise your hand. [Ahem - how many of you actually raised your hand? LOL!]) Continue reading
The greatest joy in life is experiencing unremitting love, when someone loves us no matter what. The greatest hurt comes when someone we thought would love us stops loving us. How do we find unremitting love? How do we give unremitting love? Continue reading
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"What I’ve just laid out for you is God’s plan for love. Think about your love relationships. With your spouse. With your financé. With your friends. With your business partners. What we’ve talked about today is what God has designed for your relationships. All of them. All bound by love. This is God’s love roadmap. This is God’s love plan. Do you want to find a person like this? First start being that kind of person yourself!" Continue reading
We love salvation stories in our books and movies. Many point back to THE salvation story found in God's Word. In this week's talk from 1 Peter 1, we discover that God's salvation was not a plan "B." He created mankind even knowing the sacrifice required of God's Son. Continue reading
If we call ourselves Christ-followers, then our conduct should match our name. God is holy and He expects us also to be holy. How do we conduct ourselves as Christians? Jeff Barnes takes us through 1 Peter 1:13-19 and tells us how to live out this high calling. Continue reading
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This week Mary Kay and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary! Yay! We drove down to Batvia, Ohio to a special bed & breakfast called the 1861 Inn. It was built just prior to the Civil War and provided just the right getaway spot for us to celebrate 35 years together. I'm looking forward to being back with all of you Sunday morning at Church Requel. Continue reading
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After pizza we're going to play some Minute-To-Win-It games. These are going to be fun! Not everyone will be playing the games all the time (and if you don't want to play any games at all, that's fine too! Half the fun is going to be in the watching other people play.) Tamira Barnes has designed all the games to be fun and easy. Continue reading
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As a Christ-follower, the Bible tells us that we will be tested. In this talk from 1 Peter 1:6-9, Pastor Mark talks about WHY we are tested and the resulting benefits to our faith. Continue reading
As a Christ-follower, the Bible tells us that we will be tested. In this talk from 1 Peter 1:6-9, Pastor Mark talks about WHY we are tested and the resulting benefits to our faith. Continue reading
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We're going to need your help. This is an "all hands on deck" Sunday as it's very possible we could have more guests than ever. Continue reading
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In this talk from 1 Peter 1:3-5, I take us behind the scenes and considers our Christian lives from God's perspective. We discover that God gave us new life, provides an inheritance not subject to entropy, defends us, and will come back for us. Continue reading
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We begin our study of 1 Peter, chapter 1, with just the first two verses. Here we discover 5 characteristics of who we are in Christ as Christ-followers. Continue reading
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Faith is believing that God is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do. Trusting God usually takes us out of our comfort zone. I tell the story of the Empty Jar and the Widow and, along the way, we learn about 4 steps that take us outside of our comfort zone. Continue reading
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Our time on Earth is so short compared to eternity. We all want to make our time count. But how do we do that? What matters most is not the duration of our lives, but the donation of our lives. In this July 13th talk at Church Requel, I teach the A,B,C's of time management. Continue reading
We discover that God gave us new life, provides an inheritance not subject to entropy, defends us, and will come back for us. Continue reading
We begin our study of 1 Peter, chapter 1, with just the first two verses. Here we discover 5 characteristics of who we are in Christ as Christ-followers. Continue reading
We all want to make our time count. But how do we do that? What matters most is not the duration of our lives, but the donation of our lives. Continue reading
In this July 20th sermon at Church Requel, I tell the story of the Empty Jar and the Widow. Along the way, we learn about 4 steps that take us outside of our comfort zone. Continue reading
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I think we could have quite a few new families coming to this fun Minute To Win It event and I want them to meet the wonderful people, who make Church Requel such a friendly place to worship. So plan on coming. Continue reading
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The Bible teaches us to remain mentally fit. We do that in three ways: (1) Guard access to our minds; (2) Learn new things continuously; and (3) Exercise our minds continuously. In this audio sermon I teach practical habits from the Bible to keep a sound mind. Continue reading
The Bible teaches us to remain mentally fit. We do that in three ways: (1) Guard access to our minds; (2) Learn new things continuously; and (3) Exercise our minds continuously. In this sermon video, Mark Pierce teaches about practical habits to keep a sound mind. Continue reading