Monday, December 30, 2013

#089: An Amazing Redemption


This is my year-end podcast and includes two different talks - the Christmas Eve sermon, “An Amazing Plan” and my last talk of the year, “An Amazing Redemption.” We talk about God’s purpose for our lives, how He turns our messiness into His holiness. I also share the fun story of how Mary Kay and I found out we were going to be grandparents again.

During the podcast I mention my daughters' new podcast, SisterLit. Check it out here.

Music for this week's podcast is "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" by the New Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Monday, December 23, 2013

#088: An Amazing Exchange


I talk about Super Bowl week for pastors and share some of my favorite Christmas media traditions.

In the sermon, we consider the greatest Christmas gift exchange ever - between us and God. We give Him our worries, our hurts, and our griefs. He, in exchange, gives us His peace, His healing, and His joy.

Music for this week's podcast is "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Dave Koz.

Monday, December 16, 2013

#087: An Amazing Encounter


Mark talks about this past week at home and Church Requel: taking Gene to Cleveland Clinic, celebrating with Jillian, getting ready for Christmas, making a movie with the kiddos at CR. We listen to the Barnes family sing "Jesus What A Wonderful Child."

We also listen to this weekend's sermon, the 2nd in the Christmas series. Christmas happened because of a world of mistakes. We are all mistake ridden. That's exactly why Jesus came as a baby in a manger. In this message from Pastor Mark Pierce, we learn 4 things Jesus wants us to know about our mistakes and how it affects our relationship with Him.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

#086: The Christmas Concert


We enjoyed a Christmas concert Friday night with Jeff Anderson. Mark interviews Jeff and then replays some of Jeff's concert talk along with one song, "O Holy Night." We wrap up the podcast with Sunday's sermon, "An Amazing Announcement."

You can follow Jeff on his website,, his Twitter feed, @jeffaofficial, or his Facebook page,

Monday, December 2, 2013

#085: 6 More Reasons To Be Thankful


God's Word teaches Christ-followers to be thankful in all circumstances - 365 days a year - in good times and in bad. Sunday I taught 6 more reasons why our thanksgiving is so important for us.
I also talk about everything from this past Thanksgiving Thursday to Black Friday to Football Saturday to Decorating Sunday to Cyber Monday!

Here is the 60-Minutes video link about Amazon's futuristic Prime Air delivery service.

I mentioned these three great photo albums from this past Sunday, created by Diana.

We also talk about two different videos. The first is our home-made Thanksgiving video. The second is "The Thanksgiving Chair," which we played at the end of the sermon. You really should watch this after you've listened to the sermon.

Music for this week's podcast is "Black Friday" by Steely Dan.