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Prayer for Beginners

Marshall Segal
Prayer for Beginners
We know we need to pray, but we know we don’t pray enough. And we’re not always sure we’re even doing it right when we do pray. Here are seven helps for your prayer life.
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A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men

Marshall Segal
A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men
Jesus's short prayer is simple enough for children to commit to memory, but we need to remember that he was teaching twelve grown men who would all die for their faith.
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Pride Doesn’t Always Parade

Marshall Segal
Pride Doesn’t Always Parade
Pride knows what God thinks, what he loves, what he says, and decides it knows better than him. And pride in any form, however small or seemingly harmless, is dangerous.
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Four Warnings for Your Twenties

Marshall Segal
Four Warnings for Your Twenties
The temptations and struggles facing twentysomethings today are surprisingly not all that different from 3,000 years ago. Here are four warnings from Moses to prove it.
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What Would Judas Do?

Marshall Segal
What Would Judas Do?
Wednesday plants the suicidal seed of Holy Week: betrayal. Before there could be a Garden, there had to be a seed — the promised Savior sold for just thirty pieces of silver.
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Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

John Piper, Jon Bloom, Johnathon Bowers, Andreas Köstenberger, Donald Macleod, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, and Justin Taylor
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
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The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’

Marshall Segal
The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’
The self-care movement strives to address the stresses of everyday life, but it’s mostly medication by distraction. The gospel offers better news to the exhausted and anxious.
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Good Marriages Say No to Good Things

Marshall Segal
Good Marriages Say No to Good Things
Marriage, like any ministry, takes time, attention, and intentionality. To love our families well, we will sometimes have to say no even to good opportunities to serve others.
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What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?

Marshall Segal
What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?
Last week, coach Monty Williams was told his wife had died in a terrible car accident. On Thursday, he recited Romans 8:28 and declared God’s goodness toward him and his family.
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Love the Life You Never Wanted

Marshall Segal
Love the Life You Never Wanted
We tend to define our life based on our perception of our progress. In reality, life is never defined by our performance or circumstances.
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Seven Substitutes for True Joy

Marshall Segal
Seven Substitutes for True Joy

His wife was gone.

Sure, last night looked like a lot of nights recently. She’d walked out many times before, but this was different. The abandonment, the adultery, and the deception had mounted a massive assault on their marriage and…

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Defy the Impossible in Front of You

Marshall Segal
Defy the Impossible in Front of You
What challenge, obstacle, or crisis are you confronted with right now? Reading the Bible is often about redefining the impossible in our lives again.
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Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice

Marshall Segal
Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice
Looking for fresh advice while you pursue marriage? You might be surprised to find five principles relevant for today buried in the first pages of the Bible.
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The First Noël

Marshall Segal
The First Noël
The joy Jesus brings is a joy for the whole world. To prepare for Christmas, listen to Shane & Shane sing The First Noël and read a meditation written for the carol.
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Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch

Marshall Segal
Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch
In the next few days, Star Wars and Christmas return. It gives us an opportunity to ask how these two fictional characters might help us live and serve like Jesus.
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What Comes After Thanksgiving?

Marshall Segal
What Comes After Thanksgiving?
Many Thanksgiving celebrations will express genuine gratitude and yet be offensive to God. Appreciation without affection and devotion makes God a tool or a machine to produce the things we really love. Instead, see your gratitude to God through to greater faith in him and greater love for him.
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Six Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible in a Group

Marshall Segal
Six Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible in a Group
How do you read the Bible when you read it with others? Here are six questions to ask every time you open the Bible together. Hopefully, whether you’ve been reading the Bible for years or are brand new to it, these ideas allow you to engage in a deeper, more practical way than you ever have before.
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Satan Hunts Among the Hurting

Marshall Segal
Satan Hunts Among the Hurting
Mountain lions detect vulnerabilities in their prey and attack the weakest — the young, the sick, the injured. The enemy of your hope and happiness hunts with that same instinct, with a cold-hearted and ruthless hunger for the weak or hurting. Here are five invincible truths for vulnerable hearts.
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The Old Me Made New

Marshall Segal
The Old Me Made New
The cross was the greatest price ever paid. But what did Jesus buy with his blood? Far too many Christians settle for far too little from God’s. Yes, he forgives us, but he also makes us new. Read the meditation, and stream a song from Shane & Shane specifically written for Psalm 51.
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The Joy of Living in Jesus’s Shadow

Marshall Segal
The Joy of Living in Jesus’s Shadow
One key to happiness is learning the joy and freedom of being found in Jesus’s shadow. John the Baptist, one of the most important men in history, joyfully retreated to the background when Christ came. We all need to learn that kind of fearless, hardworking, full-hearted rest and humility.
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Home Alone

Marshall Segal
Home Alone
The same device that connects us with people all over the world alienates us from those just across the room. At least two lies keep us so close to them: The world needs me, and I need the world. The truth frees us to love those closest to us, the ones who often need us most.
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Take Every Task Captive Today

Marshall Segal
Take Every Task Captive Today

The most dangerous thing about tomorrow is the temptation to forget God, to live and talk and act as if God doesn’t exist. It’s the greatest danger any day: to live our daily lives — our daily habits, daily work…

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A Big God Will Eclipse Every Pain

Marshall Segal
A Big God Will Eclipse Every Pain
Often the moments of life we feel most helpful are when sitting with friends or family who are suffering. What’s the first thing you say to someone in your life who’s experiencing significant grief or has received tragic news? The Bible’s approach to pain may surprise you.
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A Worship Song Worthy of Eternity

Marshall Segal
A Worship Song Worthy of Eternity

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and

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Three Prayers for Your Heart

Marshall Segal
Three Prayers for Your Heart
In three short videos, John Piper walks through a prayer from God for us in Psalm 141. He pulls out several key points for our prayer lives, teaching us to call on God to move, first to meet us, then to guard and keep us, and finally to fill and satisfy us.
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