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Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union is a small country church located in Mandale, Ohio on Rt. 66

 

Our Pastor is Justin Sterrett

Sunday School 9:30 AM

Sunday Worship 10:30 AM

Sunday Evening 6:00 PM

Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 PM

 

 

Bible Verse Of The Day

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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— Luke 15:3-7 —

Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

 

 

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

It may seem foolish for a shepherd to leave 99 sheep to search for just one. But the shepherd knew that the 99 would be safe in the sheepfold, whereas the lost sheep was in danger. Because each sheep was of high value, the shepherd knew that it was worthwhile to search diligently for the lost one. God's love for each individual is so great that he seeks each one out and rejoices when he or she is "found." Jesus associated with sinners because he wanted to bring the lost sheep — people considered beyond hope — the gospel of God's Kingdom. Before you were a believer, God sought you, and his love is still seeking those who are yet lost.