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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

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— Luke 6:32-36 —

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

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God requires us to love like he does and who he does: those who are unloving and not very lovely. The kind of love that God models and requires is not natural. It's not easy. Look, the pagans can do the self-congratulating love. Who can't love the lovely people who love you? It's not that hard. On the other hand, God wants us to love the people who are unloving and unlovely. This is the kind of love that reflects Christ's love in the gospels. Christians, those who follow Christ, are to have the gospel be the model and motivation for our love.