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Bible Verses to Memorize

Over the years, I’ve taught a lot on Scripture memorization and meditation. In fact, one of the greatest ways to increase the prophetic voice of God in your life is by simply memorizing scripture. (And if you’re curious about why, be sure to check out one of my recent sermons on it here). I gave an…
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How Fasting Affects Your Physical Body: The Pros and the Cons!

In both the Old and New Testaments, God powerfully rewarded those who fasted: “Those who fast get healing” (Isa. 58).  Jesus said, “those who fast get power over demonic oppression” (Mk 9).  When Daniel fasted, God gave him understanding (Dan. 9). When Jesus started his earthly ministry, one of the first things he did was a…
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21 Days of Prayer + Fasting – Resources to Help

Here at Substance, we start every year with a season of fasting. Of course, nobody HAS to fast; but, when you understand what the Bible teaches on fasting, you’ll realize that we “get to” fast.  It’s actually an incredible opportunity. In both the Old and New Testament, God powerfully rewarded those who fasted. “Those who…
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Happy 27th Anniversary to My Babe

Guess who’s tag-teaming w/me this weekend! This girl @carolynakhaas. & THEN, Christmas services start THIS Wednesday!! (& You guys will LOVE our Stranger Things themed sitcom!) But to celebrate 27 Freaking Years with this hottie, here are 27 things I love about my lady… (1). She is ALWAYS reading her Bible… like EVERY stinking day.…
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Evangelism, the Easy Way

Recently, on Sept 11th, 2022, I talked about the discipline of “Sharing our Faith.” The Apostle Paul taught Philemon, “I pray that you would be active in sharing your faith, so thatyou will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ” Philemon 1:6  I.e., we share our faith so that it helps…
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How To Handle Dating as a Parent – Without Losing your Mind!

Over the years, a lot of parents have asked me: “How does dating work in the Haas house?” Ie. What are your rules? What are your requirements? Keep in mind: My kids are a work in progress. I hesitate to even write some of these ideas down because, some day I may look back and…
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What's the role of women in church?

What is your view on Women in Ministry?

“Peter, what are your thoughts on women in ministry?”  Or, How do you interpret complicated passages like 1 Corinthians 14:33? 1 Timothy 2:11-15  & Ephesians 5:22-25. Believe it or not, I actually get this question quite often. Or, I get the same question framed as a Bible question: “How do you sort out 1st Corinthians 14:34?” or…
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How Vacations Can Save your Marriage (AND your Kids!)

Marriages don’t fall apart over-night. The initial cracks that eventually crumble a marriage often start long before. And it’s easy for these cracks to start when the kids are young. Here’s why: When you’re dating, the relationship is all about getting to know each other. The relationship is all about dreaming together and treating each…
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How to Hear God using Prophetic Safeguards

When I was a newer Christian, I vividly remember my new Christian friends saying things like, “God spoke to me the other day.” And it was always jarring to me. “You mean, like, you heard an audible voice?!” And most would respond, “No! But I was reading my Bible and a verse jumped out at me, like God…
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Is it Always God’s Will to Heal? – Tough Questions about Prayer

Over the years, people have asked me the question, “Is it always God’s will to Heal people?” Many people know, I’m always sharing miracle stories from the pulpit at Substance. We rarely go more than a month without hearing another crazy story of what God is doing within our church community. Yet, it also begs…
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