Church Requel
What Really Ticks Jesus Off
When you are working for a wage, it’s helpful to know what to avoid with your boss. We name Jesus our Lord, which is another way of saying we submit to His authority and leadership. It sure would be helpful to know “what really ticks Jesus off!” Today we come to the section of Luke known as the “woes” passage in Luke 11:37-53. If a woe applies to us, then we’d better say “woah” to what we’re doing!
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  • Church Requel
    2 Marion Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903, USA
    domingo 11:00 AM
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If you are visiting with us today, WELCOME! We’re glad you’re here. If you will stop by the piano on the north side of our sanctuary after this morning’s worship, and drop off your connection card, we have a FREE Christian book to share with you. We promise no one will show up at your door. But we will include you in our weekly Friday email newsletter and tell you about the good things happening at Church Requel. Thanks for being our guest!
Food Pantry
We continue to need non-perishable foods. When you come to church Sunday mornings bring some food to share with others, who may be sitting in the pew next to you. The Food Pantry is downstairs and will be open for 15 minutes after each Sunday service. You are welcome to receive food if you have a need. We are looking for volunteers to work in the food pantry 15 minutes each Sunday. Please see Sheri if you are able to help.
Church Directory Photos
Ron and Roger are working on a CR church directory. They would like to include YOU. Please stop downstairs after our service today or before or after our service next week to have your picture taken.
Nursery Volunteers Needed
We need more volunteers to help in our nursery. You would serve just once a month. No prep involved, Just plan to have fun and share God’s love with our youngest. Please let Tamira know if you can help.
Chili Cookoff/Game Night/Movie Night - Nov. 4th at 6pm
We are offering a new event on Friday, November 4th - a chili cookoff at the church. Put together your finest chili recipe and bring it. Everybody who comes can also judge their favorite chili. We'll also offer a few fun games for the entire family. Then we'll enjoy a double movie night with 2 different movies - one for the kiddos downstairs and another for the adults upstairs. Should be a lot of fun!
Next Week's Servants - November 6th
Prep / Cleanup: Ken & Karen Jacob
Tech Team: Grayden, Cohen & Jonathan Pierce

Greeting Team: Stephenie Angel
KidsMin & Middle School: Kiddos in Service
Nursery/Preschool: Jessica & Dave Johnson
Snacks: Cindy Thoman
Counting Team: Shelli Jackson, Dave & Jen Repp
Neighborhood Meal - November 12th
Volunteers needed 4-6:30 pm Meal served at 5:00 pm Bring desserts. Let's be the hands and feet of Jesus to our neighbors.
Children's Christmas Program
Our kids Christmas performance will on Sunday morning, December 11th! Parents please try to get your children to every single Sunday morning KidsMin between now and then. Our children are learning music, skits and making a video for the Christmas program. No outside rehearsals except for a dress rehearsal at the end. And everyone be sure to mark your calendars for this awesome program and...our CR Potluck immediately following the service.

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What Really Ticks Jesus Off / Luke 11:37-53 NIV

“We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you.”2 Corinthians 1:12 NLT

“The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5 CSB

Nothing about us should be fake. Be real. Be authentic in your Christianity. Authenticity was important to Paul, because it was so important to Jesus. This concept of “the real deal” is behind every one of the “woes” Jesus criticizes against the Pharisees. His harshest preaching was against religious leaders. You should take these 6 woes to heart BOTH for your own conduct AND for those you follow!

#1 - When we fake __________ when we’re really ___________.

“Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness… But now as for what is inside you - be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.” Luke 11:39, 41 NIV

Generosity in leadership is a big deal to God because God Himself is so generous. The Bible tells us that God sees our heart - He sees what is inside of us. When we fake a generous outside, but inside we are corrupted by our own selfish desires, God knows all about that!

Actions speak louder than feelings or internal prayers to God. And if you’ve ever done this - be generous to the poor - you know the truth of it. You feel differently afterward. You are closer to the generous God Father because of your own generosity.

#2 - When we follow the ___________ without the _________.

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth… but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.” Luke 11:42 NIV

The example Jesus gives is a surprising one for us because of our cultural differences. He uses the example of tithing. Giving the first fruits - the first tenth of our income to the church. This is not just a financial principle, not just a means by which the Lord’s work is done, but more importantly is faith activity. A demonstration of trust. When we give the tithe, we are saying NOT that the tenth belongs to God and the 90% belongs to us. No! We are saying it all belongs to God! 100%! To help me remember this and to encourage my faith in God’s provision, I give 10%.

Cultural difference. In the synagogues of Jesus’ day, they proved their tenth. It would be like you turning in your 1040 to the church each April and then the church naming the number that would be your 10%. Like a tax. And that would be your responsibility to pay over the next year.

The Pharisaical leaders were making sure to pay their tithe. They checked off this box. Easily proved. They paid their share. They wrote the check, but inside they “neglected justice and the love of God.” Again, this is an inside outside issue. The inside must align with the outside.

#3 - When we are more concerned about _________ than _________.

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces… you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.” Luke 11:43-44 NIV

This focus on how we are honored (or not) can disease our souls and turn us bitter and make us ineffective for Kingdom work. Solution?

“Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” Matthew 6:4 NCV

Anonymous generosity. Giving without receiving. Donation without notation. You may not have noticed it, but this hint is given inside the verse - “like unmarked graves.” Ultimately people are not going to remember you or even honor where you’re buried. So why not do something that will be remembered eternally by the only Eternal One? Your cure to your need for People Honor is to go for God Honor.

#4 - When we expect _________ what we ___________.

“And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.” Luke 11:46 NIV

Key leadership principle: Lead the way by actually doing things first. Setting the example. Showing the actions others should take by doing the actions yourself.

#5 - When we ____________ God’s messengers and __________.

“Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them So you testify that you approve of what your ancestors did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.” Luke 11:47-48 NIV

When you submit yourself to the teaching of preacher (whether here or elsewhere), you really are saying to God - please through Your Holy Spirit speak to me through the words Your servants bring. This should be your attitude every Sunday.

“God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of preaching.”1 Corinthians 1:21 CEV

This attitude is not just about hearing the message but also the respect you give to your pastor and to his authority. Not just to his face. Especially in how you think about and talk about him to others. Many a pastor has had his reputation torn apart after Sunday morning is over.

#6 - When we ___________ God’s Word and those who _________.

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” Luke 11:52 NIV

Woe to any man or any woman - leader or follower - who stands in the way of a person and His Creator! We believe in God’s Word as His revelation of Himself to us. We believe in Christ’s church as the means by which Christ offers His fellowship and the companionship of other believers to those who want to know Him.

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