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How to Manage Your Money – So it Doesn’t Manage You!

There’s no doubt about it, God has blessed me financially. A lot of people wonder, “Where did your money come from? Was it your books? Does the church pay you a lot?” Don’t get me wrong: I still drive a Jeep Wrangler and only own one house (despite what the internet might say). My biggest…
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Become a Millionaire with a Few Small Decisions About Cars

Recently, I did a message on how the small habits of our lives can have a dramatic impact on our future. I explained that the small financial decisions we make when we are young can have a dramatic impact as we get older. Thus, I ripped off an old Dave Ramsey (the financial guru), and…
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Financial Tips for Young Adults – The Best Decisions During & After College

If you are a college student or person in their twenties, you could easily become a multi-millionaire by the time you retire. And it’s not by “getting a high paying job” or a certain degree. Indeed, you could get a minimum wage job and still retire with ten million dollars by applying a few simple…
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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…
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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…
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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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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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