Michelle Trayers Sermons

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I Will Stand With You

Jesus stood with people who were marginalized: tax collectors, women, foreigners, and lepers. Join us as we explore how to imitate His example by standing with people who are not like us.

What Is the Big Tent?

There is room for diversity of many kinds in the Christian faith. Come and learn about a value we like to call “The Big Tent” and discover that there is a place for you!

To Seek God, To Pray, To Fast

Prayer is arguably the most important discipline we engage in as Christ followers. It is also intimidating, misunderstood, and even exploited. Yet, if we understand it correctly, it is simple, effective, and centering. Join us and learn that Jesus taught prayer was intensely practical. Understand what to expect when you pray and discover how fasting can help you to stay focused in prayer.

Prayer for Blessing

Whether you prayed for a blessing, or not do you realize that we are blessed? As we RE-GATHER, we believe it’s important to take the summer to simply begin or continue a spiritual discipline that will be necessary for each of us as we figure out this new normal. I pray you consider praying PRAYERS THAT AVAIL the challenges of life.

Teach Us to Pray

The Lord's Prayer

Prayer for Justice

How do we pray when the news goes from bad to worse and the future is unknown? Come and learn from Habakkuk how to align yourself with God’s plan and live in his grace.

Building Bridges Where God is Already Working

As we seek to serve & share the Gospel with the people around it's important for all of us to understand what their practical needs are as well as recognize that GOD has been at work long before we showed up. So, as followers of Christ how do we join in where God is working without doing harm to those He loves?

Chutes & Ladders

We discover the joy of getting ahead at a young age. Chutes and Ladders is played in families with preschoolers and they love getting to go up the ladder but dislike the reverse. But what if there are lessons to be learned at the bottom of the chute? Jesus came and turned the world upside down. In his kingdom, the first are last, the servants are leaders, and He takes bad and makes it good. How do we orient ourselves in his kingdom when it is so different than our nature and our culture?

The Heart of Jesus Part II

If we are going to be a church with a heart like God’s, we will be generous. As Christ-followers we have been the recipients of his incomparable gifts to us and imitate him when we give to others. Join us to explore how grace helps us to overcome obstacles that keep us from extravagant generosity.

Traditional Christmas

2020 has been a year like no other. Now Christmas is here and many of us hoped we would be in a different place with COVID; able to celebrate in all the ways we normally would. Let’s learn from Joseph, the stepfather of Jesus how to handle the unexpected and allow God’s plan to unfold in our lives this season.

Christoformity

Romans has always been considered challenging theologically. Was that Paul’s intent? Scot McNight, New Testament scholar and author of Reading Romans Backwards says “Romans is about theology, but it isn’t mere theology…the theology of Romans is about a way of life, about lived theology.” As we pursue “loving relationships with God and the people His son Jesus died for” it is vital that we learn to live out our faith in practical ways. We will only do this well as we are transformed to be more like Jesus. Transformed people let go of privilege, power, and preference, putting the needs of their neighbors before their own.

Almost every Christ-follower faces a time when they don’t understand what God is doing and feel distant from Him. This type of experience has come to be known as “The Dark Night of the Soul.” Indeed, people who loved Jesus must have experienced this after the crucifixion on the day we call Good Friday. His followers probably didn’t see any good in the day at all. Join us as we learn together how God was at work, even on the darkest day in history.

The Gift of Joy

At Christmas, we talk about joy a lot. Often circumstances steal our joy. How can we get and maintain the joy of Jesus? Let’s learn what Jesus taught his disciples about joy.

Integrity and Me

Integrity and Me.

Power of Remembering

The Bible is a book of remembrance. God knew that his people would face challenges, so he instituted feasts and celebrations to help them remember the things he had done. We can learn from Israel to remember and celebrate what God has done in our lives.

Psalm 19: A Prayer of Response

Psalm 19 shows us two of the ways God is revealing himself and his wisdom to people everywhere. How we respond to what He is saying will determine our spiritual growth. Let's learn together from David and his responses to God.