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Was Christ Truly Born on Christmas Day?

Well, it was another record-setting year of Christmas services at Substance! And after 11 services, I’m ready to do a whole lot of nothing! Thankfully, Carolyn will be tag-teaming our New Years teaching series called “Changeable” – God’s plan for Reinventing Yourself. (& remember, we have NEW service times at our Northtown campus this Sunday…
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Address the Mess – God’s Plan for Sexual Brokenness

In the last year, we’ve heard a lot about the “Me Too” movement. And to be honest, I’ve honestly LOVED the national conversation. After all, it’s the first time in years that our culture has started talking about America’s out of control rape-culture. Don’t get me wrong, it’s actually quite irritating and disheartening when a  topic like…
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The Traffic Light of Influence

Many years ago, I found myself in what felt like an impossible leadership situation. Almost ALL of my problems came down to one insecure leader. And I felt like my only solution was to quit. I mean, I felt like I had tried EVERYTHING; yet, nothing was working! So, one day, I was whining to God…
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How to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with the Church

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been traveling a bit more lately. From Canada to London to Pittsburgh to Orlando…the last few weeks have been a bit crazy. So, one of the more common questions I’ve been asked is this: “How do you parent your kids with such a crazy schedule?” Well, keep in mind, when…
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The Power of Multiple Baptisms: Exciting Questions & Answers

Many people don’t realize that the New Testament teaches numerous types of baptisms. And as a result, they miss out on many of the supernatural opportunities that God intends us to experience. So, this last weekend, I gave a message on this (And if you missed “Elementary Part 3”, click here). But, in that message,…
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How to Survive Young Kids – a Marriage tip that can change everything

Being a parent with young kids can be one of the most chaotic seasons of life. And if that’s you right now, don’t give up! It only gets better (IF you don’t kill them or force them into orangized crime). My wife & I complicated our lives by planting Substance Church while having 3 kids under…
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