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Exciting News for Substance’s West Twin Cities Campus – Now in Maple Grove!

We are less two weeks away from our official Sunday morning launch of our West Twin Cities Campus! Over a quarter million people will hear about Substance in the next couple weeks. And here’s how you can be a part of this! A little over a year ago, we sent out 400 Substance hardcores to…
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Got Questions about the End Times?

BRB: Tough Questions about the Second Coming of Christ Welcome to the landing page for my sermon & blog series: “Be Right Back: Tough Questions about the Second Coming of Christ.”  Everyone has questions about the end of the world. And so, the goal here is to give you additional resources to help you navigate…
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DANIEL’S “SEVENTY WEEKS” – Understanding the Backbone of End Times Theology

Why in the world do Christians believe in a Seven-year tribulation? Where does the doctrine of the anti-Christ come from? And what in the world is Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks?” If you’ve ever studied eschatology, (the study of the end of the world), you’re likely to come upon a famous prophecy called “Daniel’s Seventy Sevens” (or…
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How to Decide Your View of the End Times – A Five Step Study Process

Why is it so stinking hard to study the end times?  The truth is: It’s NOT hard. But it can feel that way when we’re doing it with the wrong resources. As a result, many Christians either avoid the subject altogether or they study it for all the wrong reasons with all the wrong resources.…
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A Brief History of End Times Views: How our Times Shape our Eschatology

At Substance, we’ve been talking about the end of the world in our series Be Right Back: Tough Questions about the Second Coming of Christ. And if you haven’t seen the BRB resource page at PeterHaas.org, be sure to check it out. Every week I will be posting new resources to help you study the…
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Four Types of End Times Books & the Order in which to Read Them!

At Substance, we’ve been doing an End Times sermon series called: “BRB: Tough Questions about the Second Return of Christ.” And in case you didn’t know, the academic word for this is called: Eschatology (pronounced, Es-ka’TOL-ogy). Thus, if someone writes a book about the end of the world, the book of Revelation, or God’s final plan for modern Israel,…
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Did Christ Really Descend into Hell?

Did Christ Really Descend into Hell? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question a lot. 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 statement: “he descended into hell.” Now,…
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Digital Church 101 – From Tech Gear to Small Groups

How does Digital Church work at Substance? After COVID hit our country, we made a simple decision: “We are no longer a physical church with digital options; rather, we are a digital church with physical locations.”  To borrow a phrase from Amazon, “It takes clicks to get bricks.” But how are we reinventing ourselves? Well,…
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Substance is Officially Reopening – June 21st – The Gameplan

After 14 weeks of digital church, we are officially relaunching LIVE worship & preaching at Substance (June 21st!) Sadly, we are not yet able to open our West Side campus (as we do not control that building); but, rest assured, all of these inconveniences are temporary! Last week, we did a live worship and prayer gathering…
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The Joys and Germs of Singing in Church: The Fascinating Science behind Reopening Churches

Just how dangerous is attending church, really? I mean, if a person infected with COVID-19 sat next to you in church, exactly how long would it take for you to get infected? I’ve been talking to a lot of experts and the answer may surprise you. Every week, the media warns us about the “dangers…
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