Trey Van Camp is the pastor of Passion Creek Church. He planted Passion Creek in 2016 in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ and is known for being a vlogger on YouTube. This podcast consists of his sermons, workshops, Q&As, and more.
Jesus offers you a better way to life and a better way to lead. By God's grace, this podcast will remind you of exactly that.
Moses and the Tests of God | Exodus 14-16
In Exodus 14, Moses finally leads the people of Israel out of slavery and into freedom. But before they can enter the promised land, God tests them. He puts them between Pharaoh and the Red Sea, he leads them to undrinkable water, and then he makes them wander long enough to run out of food. Each time, the Israelites complain.
They would rather remain in slavery with stability than have their freedom without control.
In many ways, the story of Israel is the story of the Christian life. Like Israel’s struggle to detach themselves from Egypt, we struggle to detach ourselves from our sin. To confront us with this reality, God tests us. But from the life of Moses, we learn that the best way to endure seasons of testing and turn our attention away from our old life of sin, is to practice praise.
Moses & the Reality of God | Exodus 5-11
Our society is obsessed with redefining reality. We look to technology, entertainment, and education to pull our attention away from the reality of sin and attempt to control our future.
But at some point, reality hits us.
Whether in the form of a global pandemic that shuts our lives down, or 10 ancient plagues that shut a nation down, God often allows us to experience harsh reality checks to reveal our idols and point us back towards him.
When we practice communion, we remind ourselves of this reality. We remember that we are not God, that we cannot save ourselves, and Christ is the ultimate sacrifice. Jesus loves us, he’s rescued us, and he’s here when we’re willing to surrender our control.
Moses & the Burning Bush || Exodus 3
When Moses first encounters God, he’s at his lowest. Defeated, alone, and in the midst of an identity crisis, he finds himself wandering the wilderness embarrassed and ashamed. And it’s in this moment that God meets him.
God reminds him that he is gracious, personal, and that he’s not done with Moses yet. But to take the next step of faith, Moses must be willing to accept his limits and come face-to-face with his true self. Like Moses, the two most important questions we can ask today are “who am I?” and “who is God?”
And also like Moses, asking these questions invites God to meet us with both comfort and confrontation. He comforts us by reminding us that he is gracious and wants to restore us. But he also confronts us by inviting us to see who we really are.
To engage with our true selves and receive clarity on who God is, we practice the Examen. By praying through pivotal moments of our lives, decade by decade, good and bad, we invite the Spirit to reveal both who we truly and who God truly is.
Defeating the Devil's Opinion - 1 Peter 5:5-11
During the advent season, we are called to celebrate the first coming of Christ and anticipate His second coming. This means we celebrate the fact that sin has lost its power over believers and anticipate the day sin loses its presence among believers.
But in a season filled with joy and anticipation, we still feel the pain and tension of living between the two comings of Christ.
Although the devil has lost its dominion over us, he still has an opinion that can influence us. His lies create in us a spirit of arrogance, anxiety, and apathy.
In 1 Peter 5, the Apostle gives us 3 ways to resist the roaring lies of the devil.
3 Expectations of EVERY Pastor - 1 Peter 5:1-4
If you ask 10 people what they expect from their pastor, you will probably get 20 different answers. Throughout history, pastors have been expected to be all sorts of things.
But what does God expect the pastor to do?
In 1 Peter 5:1-4, God lays out the three expectations for every pastor: to be an elder, a shepherd, and an overseer. In this message, we will learn what these terms mean and how it effects our life with Jesus today.
Step Up Your Faith by Stepping Into Fire - 1 Peter 4:12-19
By the grace of God, you will encounter a fork in the road where you have to make a decision: you can live by faith in Jesus, or you can die by fire without Him (Matthew 25). If you put your faith in Jesus, you can’t help but express your joy through songs like, “I put my faith in Jesus, my anchor to the ground, my hope and firm foundation, He’ll never let me down.”
But what happens when it seems like He does let us down?
We set ourselves up for major disappointment when we confuse our eternal condition with our present one. Because contrary to popular belief, stepping up your faith is stepping into fire… and that’s a good thing. In 1 Peter 4, we are encouraged to look at our trials like a fiery furnace: burning off our impurities & idolatries to further glorify Christ.
In this message, we will learn about the three stages of faith that only come from stepping into the fire.
This is a great podcast about Jesus and life! Trey shares about his faith, his family and his church. He and his wife bring a lot of wisdom and laughs when they podcast together. Give it a listen!
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