Prayer

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting – January 2024

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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Your Brain Might Be Cheating You out of Miracles: A Weird Psychology Life-hack.

Did you know that all of our brains have an irrational glitch that causes us to obsess over our fear of loss more than the possibility of gain? This might sound like a silly philosophical problem. But if you aren’t aware of this, it could have a huge impact on not only your prayer life,…
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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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Evangelism – The Easy Way

Recently, in our teaching series, Disciplined Part 5, we 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…
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Before Promotion, comes Devotion – Story Behind “Surgical Love”

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like everyone is on a faster track than ourselves? In a social media age, it often feels like everyone is having a good time but you; however, remember: You’re looking at everyone’s highlight reel; not their behind-the-scenes. But often times, there’s something else going on. This last week, Substance Input/Output, released a…
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God makes Special Promises to Those Who Fast: Why I love Fasting!

If you’ve come to Substance in the last few years, you’ll know that we start out every new 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: we “get to” fast.  It’s actually an incredible opportunity. In both the Old…
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Can God “Bless Pizza to our Bodies” and Other Life-changing Questions about Prayer:

Table Prayers are funny things – especially in my house, where chaos is never far away. But have you ever wondered, why do millions of Christians pray: “bless this food to our bodies; and, bless the hands that prepared this?” First off: Why do we only “bless their hands?” Why not bless their bank account,…
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The keys to seeing the miraculous unfold in your life: a new approach to prayer

I love the story where the disciples were trying to cast out a demon but weren’t able to. As a result, the disciples were having a squabble with the teachers of the Law. Jesus, just coming off a prayer retreat, walks onto the scene and immediately casts the demon out. A bit confused, the disciples…
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Fasting Has Never Been This Fun

If you’ve come to Substance in the last few years, you’ll know that we start out every new 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: we “get to” fast.  It’s actually an incredible opportunity. In both the Old…
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