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Articles by Marshall Segal

Binge-Eating, But Starving

Marshall Segal
Binge-Eating, But Starving
The world offers us pleasure on pleasure, but they never fill the hunger we feel deep inside. So many of us are binge-eating, frantically consuming everything we can in this life, not knowing that day by day we’re hungrier than we’ve ever been. The cravings are a mercy meant to lead us to God.
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My All in All

Marshall Segal
My All in All

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44)

Lots of people are…

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Drunk You Is Not the Real You

Marshall Segal
Drunk You Is Not the Real You
Alcohol has been called the great truth serum. If you want to know what someone really thinks or how they really feel, just get a few drinks in them. The freedom they feel in drunkenness, though, is a futile and pitiful illusion. The gospel offers a better, more satisfying freedom.
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The Joy of Graduation and the Crisis of Joblessness

Marshall Segal
The Joy of Graduation and the Crisis of Joblessness
For many, graduation marks the beginning of months of waiting, searching, and doubting. Here are four truths to remember while you wait, however long you have to wait.
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A God Greater Than Google

Marshall Segal
A God Greater Than Google

We live in an age when we literally never have to wait for an answer. If it can be known, we know it in seconds, probably less. Siri, where is the nearest Chipotle? Google, living and active, lies at our…

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Marshall Segal
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
When Robert Robinson was just eight years old, he lost his father. Angry, bitter, and fatherless, Robert rebelled in excess through his teenage years — drinking, gambling, and causing trouble. Several years later, he wrote Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
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That Hideous Beauty of Calvary

Marshall Segal
That Hideous Beauty of Calvary

We have a crisis if the cross loses its offense in our eyes. If we’re not offended by the cross, we’re in grave danger of losing the comfort and hope of the cross.

Paul writes, “If I, brothers, still preach…

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On My Wedding Day

Marshall Segal
On My Wedding Day

The wedding day has finally come. Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will no longer be not-yet-married.

In a month or year or five years, people will ask us how marriage is going. We didn’t want to have to settle for how…

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The King We Needed, But Never Wanted

Marshall Segal
The King We Needed, But Never Wanted
Who is this Jesus? As we walk the long road to Calvary this week, we need to ask ourselves if we are ready to receive Christ as the king he is, or if we expect him to save us on our terms.
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Is Theology Your Idolatry?

Marshall Segal
Is Theology Your Idolatry?
Has your theology turned into idolatry? Has your knowledge of God ironically and tragically drawn you away from him, not nearer to him? Here are nine questions that might help you diagnose theology idolatry in your own heart and mind.
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Sweetly Devastated by Grace

Marshall Segal
Sweetly Devastated by Grace

A deeper, truer knowledge of your sin — of your absolute lostness and wickedness apart from Christ — will devastate and liberate you.

It will devastate you, because you will see darkness in yourself and the horrors you deserve like…

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Work with Your Hands, Not with Your Worship

Marshall Segal
Work with Your Hands, Not with Your Worship

The sinful human heart has a strange and offensive fascination with the work of our own hands.

Regardless of who we are — however talented, well-known, or successful — there’s something uniquely captivating about what we create, what we build…

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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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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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