Did Christ Really Descend into Hell?
Over the years, especially every Good Friday, people ask me the question: “Where in the Bible does it say that Christ descended into hell?“ If you grew up in a good Catholic or Lutheran church, chances are you were forced to memorize the Apostles Creed, which says: “[Christ] was crucified, died and was buried,” followed by the…Read More →
How to Invite People to an Easter Service
Easter is coming! And at Substance, we have been planning an amazing service for a long time. But why? We want you to invite your friends! Did you know that 82% of unchurched people stated they would go to church if they were invited by someone1. Yet, less than 2% of Christians ever invite people.…Read More →
Fight Night – The Biblical Art of Confrontation & Conflict
Conflict happens to everyone; but, some people are better at managing it and resolving it! Unfortunately, a lot of people end up burning through relationships unnecessarily because they lack “fighting skills.” But thankfully, the Bible gives us lot of advice on how to confront and deal with conflict! And so below you’ll find dozens of messages…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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.…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
What is your view on Women in Ministry?
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“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…Read More →