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JeffMikels 

Lafayette Community Church 

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Seek first 

January 5,2020 

FASTer • Matthew 6:33 • Message 1 


ELEMENTS • PRAY • JANUARY QUICK RESULTS • TWO FORWARD AND NONE BACK!! • OR STOP ALTOGETHER? 
ARE YOUR PURSUITS WORKING FOR YOU? • CHART 


FASTING + PRAYER = F AST E R ! 

SERIOUSLY • TO GET AHEAD, YOU NEED TO LEAVE SOME THINGS BEHIND 

Stepping Back to Get Ahead 

MATT 6:25-34 * FOOD AND CLOTHES • ME, MONEY, HEALTH, SIGNIFICANCE... MONEY = BOTH! • KEY LINES 

You are worth God's ATTENTION 


God knows just what you NEED 


He will give you A L L 0 F IT . 

But SEEK FIRST His KINGDOM 
and His RIGHTEOUSNESS . 

TO GET WHAT I NEED, I NEED TO STOP PURSUING IT, AND START PURSUING GOD 
IF GOD COMES FIRST, EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO PLACE. 

To say " Y E S " to God, I need to say " N 0 " to his competitors. 

NOT BECAUSE HE IS DEMANDING, BUT BECAUSE HE IS GIVING! • MATT 7:7-11 
ILL: I ASK FOR DIRECTIONS, IT'S THE FASTER WAY TO GET WHAT I WANT! 

Take it Home 

4 “Yes’s and 4 “No”s 

Yes to God's WORD • No to my Understanding 

PROVERBS 3:5-8 

Yes to God's Kingdom • No to my Kingdom ( M 0 N E Y & TIME ) 
PROVERBS 3:9-10 • MATT 6:24 • 1 TIMOTHY 6:17 • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58 

Yes to God's SON • No to my WORKS 

ROMANS 6:23 

Yes to God's GIFTS • No to my DESIRES 

PSALM 37:4 


Fasting is saying an intentional “No” to something. 
Prayer is saying an intentional “Yes” to God. 


JeffMikels 

Lafayette Community Church 

EQSfr 

Seek first 

January 5,2020 

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FASTer • Matthew 6:33 • Message 1 


ELEMENTS • PRAY • JANUARY QUICK RESULTS • TWO FORWARD AND NONE BACK!! • OR STOP ALTOGETHER? 
ARE YOUR PURSUITS WORKING FOR YOU? • CHART 


FASTING + PRAYER = FASTER i 

SERIOUSLY • TO GET AHEAD, YOU NEED TO LEAVE SOME THINGS BEHIND 

Stepping Back to Get Ahead 

MATT 6:25-34 • FOOD AND CLOTHES • ME, MONEY, HEALTH, SIGNIFICANCE... MONEY = BOTH! • KEY LINES 

You are worth God's ATTENTION 


God knows just what you NEED 


He will give you A L L 0 F IT . 

But SEEK FIRST His KINGDOM 
and His RIGHTEOUSNESS . 

TO GET WHAT I NEED, I NEED TO STOP PURSUING IT, AND START PURSUING GOD 
IF GOD COMES FIRST, EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO PLACE. 

To say " Y E S " to God, I need to say " N 0 " to his competitors. 

NOT BECAUSE HE IS DEMANDING, BUT BECAUSE HE IS GIVING! • MATT 7:7-11 
ILL: I ASK FOR DIRECTIONS, IT'S THE FASTER WAY TO GET WHAT I WANT! 

Take it Home 

4 “Yes’s and 4 “No”s 

Yes to God's WORD • No to my Understanding 

PROVERBS 3:5-8 

Yes to God's Kingdom • No to my Kingdom ( M 0 N E Y & TIME ) 
PROVERBS 3:9-10 • MATT 6:24 • 1 TIMOTHY 6:17 • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58 

Yes to God's SON • No to my WORKS 

ROMANS 6:23 

Yes to God's GIFTS • No to my DESIRES 

PSALM 37:4 


Fasting is saying an intentional “No” to something. 
Prayer is saying an intentional “Yes” to God. 










































News & Events at LCC and in our Community! 


Lafayette Community Church exists to help people discover life in Christ 

We do what we do because we believe God has called us to be a blessing to 
others, helping make their life better because of the love of Christ. We do what 
we do because we believe that when we serve others, we discover a little more 
what abundant life really is. Whether you are discovering life in Christ or you 
want to help others, you've found a home with us. 

Hope Chapel Outreach • January 12 

We are continuing to love the under-loved of Lafayette in partnership with Hope 
Chapel. Well be serving lunch there next Sunday, January 12, while embracing 
the opportunity to connect with and minister to the ones we serve. 

21 Days of Prayer • January 5-25 

Beginning Sunday January 5, LCC will once again be joining churches across 
the nation for three weeks of unified prayer. We will gather in prayer for 21 
straight days with prayer meetings every day! Sundays will be just like normal, 
weekday prayer meetings will be 6-7am, and Saturday prayer meetings will be 

9-1 Oam. 

Now Hiring: New Kidopolis Director 

LCC is accepting resumes for a new Kidopolis Director. Do you know someone 
who loves working with kids and can help us take our program to the next level? 
Put them in touch with PastorJeff.jeff@lafayettecc.org. 

Kidopolis Recruitment 

A new year is right around the corner, which means it's a fantastic time to begin 
serving in Kidopolis to help our children discover life in Christ! Help us start the 
new year strong. We are accepting volunteer sign-ups for the first session of the 
new year at the Kidopolis Registration Desk in the lobby. Contact Jacob with 
questions at kidopolis@lafayettecc.org or by calling or texting 765-490-4896. 

Vision Dinner • Saturday, January 25 • 6-8:30pm 

The Vision Dinner is always a great night of reflecting on the last year and looking 
ahead to the next. It's a highlight of our year! There will be more details soon 
regarding childcare and how you can RSVP. For now, get this on your calendar 
(use a Sharpie!), and join us for an awesome evening! 

Fusion Youth, Sundays at LCC, 5:15pm 

Lafayette Community Church is partnering with three other churches in Lafayette 
to run a cool multi-church youth ministry called Fusion every Sunday from 
5:15-7:00pm (dinner provided). This month, LCC is hosting! 

Tell the teens (Jr. High and High School) in your life about it! 

Please download our mobile app to stay up to date with us electronically. 


News & Events at LCC and in our Community! 


Lafayette Community Church exists to help people discover life in Christ 

We do what we do because we believe God has called us to be a blessing to 
others, helping make their life better because of the love of Christ. We do what 
we do because we believe that when we serve others, we discover a little more 
what abundant life really is. Whether you are discovering life in Christ or you 
want to help others, you've found a home with us. 

Hope Chapel Outreach • January 12 

We are continuing to love the under-loved of Lafayette in partnership with Hope 
Chapel. Well be serving lunch there next Sunday, January 12, while embracing 
the opportunity to connect with and minister to the ones we serve. 

21 Days of Prayer • January 5-25 

Beginning Sunday January 5, LCC will once again be joining churches across 
the nation for three weeks of unified prayer. We will gather in prayer for 21 
straight days with prayer meetings every day! Sundays will be just like normal, 
weekday prayer meetings will be 6-7am, and Saturday prayer meetings will be 

9-1 Oam. 

Now Hiring: New Kidopolis Director 

LCC is accepting resumes for a new Kidopolis Director. Do you know someone 
who loves working with kids and can help us take our program to the next level? 
Put them in touch with PastorJeff.jeff@lafayettecc.org. 

Kidopolis Recruitment 

A new year is right around the corner, which means it's a fantastic time to begin 
serving in Kidopolis to help our children discover life in Christ! Help us start the 
new year strong. We are accepting volunteer sign-ups for the first session of the 
new year at the Kidopolis Registration Desk in the lobby. Contact Jacob with 
questions at kidopolis@lafayettecc.org or by calling or texting 765-490-4896. 

Vision Dinner • Saturday, January 25 • 6-8:30pm 

The Vision Dinner is always a great night of reflecting on the last year and looking 
ahead to the next. It's a highlight of our year! There will be more details soon 
regarding childcare and how you can RSVP. For now, get this on your calendar 
(use a Sharpie!), and join us for an awesome evening! 

Fusion Youth, Sundays at LCC, 5:15pm 

Lafayette Community Church is partnering with three other churches in Lafayette 
to run a cool multi-church youth ministry called Fusion every Sunday from 
5:15-7:00pm (dinner provided). This month, LCC is hosting! 

Tell the teens (Jr. High and High School) in your life about it! 

Please download our mobile app to stay up to date with us electronically.