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What Is Your Greatest Fear?

Marshall Segal
What Is Your Greatest Fear?

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

If anyone had a reason to fear, it was David. When he…

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Every Small Group Needs a Vision

Marshall Segal
Every Small Group Needs a Vision

Your small group is destined to die a slow, complacent, even cordial death without direction. Good food and casual conversation might be staples of normal small group life, but they cannot be the substance. Too many groups meet week after…

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Sin Blinds You to God’s Beauty

Marshall Segal
Sin Blinds You to God’s Beauty
In this three-minute clip from John Piper’s latest Passion message, he explains that blindness to God is at the root of our rebellion against God. Sin is our greatest problem, but it as much about seeing wrongly as it is about doing wrongly.
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Fifty Shades of Nay: Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy

Marshall Segal
Fifty Shades of Nay: Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy
Before you buy a ticket or talk to a friend who wants to read the books or see the movie, I want to put ten of God’s promises before you. My hope and prayer is that the clarity and power of God’s words will convince many of you to save your money and your heart.
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You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology

Marshall Segal
You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology
Theology, if cut off from knowing and enjoying God himself, can be a subtle and superficially spiritual god. As we read great old books, hear powerful messages, and adopt doctrines, we need to guard against falling in love with learning for learning's sake, and not for the sake of loving God.
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God Works All Things for Your Good

Marshall Segal
God Works All Things for Your Good
What’s your favorite promise in the Bible? For many, it would be Romans 8:28. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” It calms a thousand fears, comforts a thousand pains, and yet raises a thousand questions.
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To the Church in America Today

Marshall Segal
To the Church in America Today
Piper: “We have come to take all the relatively minor benefits of following Jesus and elevated them above the massive, real pleasures of knowing him, loving him, and dying and being with him forever. Everything’s out of proportion in typical American Christianity.”
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May Jesus’s Name Be Known Through Me

Marshall Segal
May Jesus’s Name Be Known Through Me
Jesus came on mission, lived on mission, died on mission, and left his disciples — including all of us who follow him today — on mission. Conversion is about commission, not just salvation, because we’re not saved to be saved, but saved to be sent.
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Killjoys (New Book)

Marshall Segal
Killjoys (New Book)
Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.
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Killjoys

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, Ryan Griffith, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Marshall Segal

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure.

Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…

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What Would Jesus Pray?

Marshall Segal
What Would Jesus Pray?

Prayer is quite possibly the most important thing you will do today. And yet most people feel lost alone with the Lord. They don’t know what to do or how to persevere when prayer feels difficult, boring, or unfamiliar.

What

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A Dream Come True in Corporate Worship

Marshall Segal
A Dream Come True in Corporate Worship
As you walk into corporate worship this weekend — especially as you sing God’s goodness back to him — know that he rejoices over you. His love for you is the surest. His joy in you is the fullest. His song over you is the loudest.
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Unbroken Uncut

Marshall Segal
Unbroken Uncut

Louis Zamperini (1917–2014) was a miracle of a man. He truly lived — better, survived — one of the greatest stories ever written. Nonfiction stories are written, too, you know. “In your book were written, every one of them, the…

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Top 14 Posts of 2014

Marshall Segal
Top 14 Posts of 2014
We surveyed our most-viewed articles of 2014. It’s an interesting mix of commentary on current events, advice for seasons of life, and insight into the mind, heart, and life of a Christian. All of it, of course, is an effort to satisfy your soul with a vision of a big, sovereign, loving God.
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Joy to the World

Marshall Segal
Joy to the World
The story of the world meeting Jesus in the flesh is a story of the world finally finding full joy in God. Joy to the World sings this climax of history. Download Shane & Shane's new version of the song for free.
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Do You Hear the People Sing?

Marshall Segal
Do You Hear the People Sing?
What does Sunday morning sound like at your church? What do you hear when your church worships in song? I believe the defining sound on Sunday morning should be the singing voices of God’s people.
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The Bible Is a Book Like Any Other

Marshall Segal
The Bible Is a Book Like Any Other
Jen Wilkin wants to remind us that, while the Bible is an extraordinary book, it is still a book, and reading it isn’t as mystifying as we’re tempted to think. She gives tips for finding what we need in any book, including the Book.
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What Will Make You Great

Marshall Segal
What Will Make You Great
God refuses to define the greatness of your life in dollars or cents, family or friends or kids, promotions or raises, accomplishments or recognition or fun. He loves you too much, and there’s too much at stake.
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The Lethal Drug in Your Dream Job

Marshall Segal
The Lethal Drug in Your Dream Job
Why do you want the job you do? Success is a subtle, but deadly god in America. But unlike the typical career path in our country, our God only trades in the currency of grace. We’ve been accepted and loved long before we clock in on Monday.
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The Big God in Your Small Group

Marshall Segal
The Big God in Your Small Group
As we commit to one another in Christ-exalting churches and small groups, we should expect God to make those communities attractive, even irresistible to others. God will make our love, joy, and worship contagious.
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Aim Higher Than 4.0

Marshall Segal
Aim Higher Than 4.0
Grades are the currency of college campuses — the way we measure our progress and compare ourselves with others. But when the A becomes the aim, we’ve really missed the point of our education. For the Christian, school — whatever discipline, whatever course, whatever professor — is about worship.
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Love That Will Complete You

Marshall Segal
Love That Will Complete You
God, by his unrivaled, infinite power will one day remedy everything wrong about you. Now, you are counted perfect through faith in Jesus. Then, you will be presented perfect — no sin, no shame, no guilt, no doubt, no fear — nothing broken about you.
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Education Is a Privilege, Not a Burden

Marshall Segal
Education Is a Privilege, Not a Burden
The problem with school, for most students, is all the classes — the lectures, the assignments, the papers, and the exams. But before you let yourself complain again about the suffering of schoolwork, think about how empowering learning really can be.
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God’s Great and Precious Promises

Marshall Segal
God’s Great and Precious Promises
Some of the most precious pieces of this Bible are the promises God makes to those who love and believe in him. 2 Peter 1:3–4 explains that they’re weapons for the battle for faith, love, and purity. Watch the new Look at the Book video.
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Four Habits of a Happy Heart

Marshall Segal
Four Habits of a Happy Heart
Psalm 130 puts words to a pattern of conviction, repentance, waiting, and praise that purifies the sinner and glorifies the Savior. It’s a paradigm for pursuing happiness among the everyday realities of temptation, weakness, brokenness, and failure.
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