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The Joy of Living in Jesus’s Shadow

The Joy of Living in Jesus’s Shadow

Marshall Segal
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

Home Alone

Marshall Segal
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

Take Every Task Captive Today

Marshall Segal
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

A Big God Will Eclipse Every Pain

Marshall Segal
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

A Worship Song Worthy of Eternity

Marshall Segal
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

Three Prayers for Your Heart

Marshall Segal
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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Next-Door Strangers

Next-Door Strangers

Marshall Segal
For all that technology has done to connect us with people around the world, it’s put miles between next-door neighbors. It almost feels like you need to book a flight. Face-to-face friendship is a lost art that’s critical to loving the lost, and it’s never too late to be a better neighbor.
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Pain: A Secret Garden of Pride

Pain: A Secret Garden of Pride

Marshall Segal
Pain can be a secret garden of pride. It can cause us to doubt God’s goodness, wallow in self-pity, and isolate ourselves from him and others. We don’t talk about it often because it’s so sensitive. As touchy as the topic of pain is, though, it’s equally dangerous to tiptoe around it.
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Hope for the Unhappily Single

Hope for the Unhappily Single

Marshall Segal
Will I be single forever? It’s a question that haunts a growing number of men and women in the church today. The good news for the not-yet-married is that no one in Christ is single, and no one is married in heaven.
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It Is Well

It Is Well

Marshall Segal
For Horatio Spafford, Christ was the key to suffering well. Only his love for Jesus was able to carry him across the most violent waves of life.
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Sex: The Frontrunner for President

Sex: The Frontrunner for President

Marshall Segal
One decision determines the fate of the American people every four years: Who will be our next president? The candidates are pouring in, and the race is heating up. So who’s the favorite? Sex. Sex has won far too many elections, but it cannot satisfy like God or save like his grace.
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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in
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Designed for Joy

Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time. God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…
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Too Depressed to Believe What We Know

Too Depressed to Believe What We Know

Marshall Segal
We’ve collected some of our best resources on the topic of depression, as well as a few others from around the web. We pray they will be God’s means of bringing his light into your darkness, his hope into your despair.
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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Marshall Segal
Christians are often divided because we are by nature defensive. Too many divisions in the church — specifically in personal relationships — stem from insecurity and defensiveness in the face of accusation, whether real or imagined. These accusations may fall…
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No Sore Losers on Sunday

No Sore Losers on Sunday

Marshall Segal
We head to church this weekend with heavy hearts. The cloud of the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision hangs over our corporate worship — and we don’t even yet know or feel all the consequences of the historic decision.
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When Leaders Fall, All Are Punished

When Leaders Fall, All Are Punished

Marshall Segal
Too often, we see the news of another pastor or leader who has fallen into some moral failure. Their disqualification can be devastating to their followers. But are the consequences for the congregations even deeper and more serious than we feel at first?
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Inside Out, Right-Side Up

Inside Out, Right-Side Up

Marshall Segal
Inside Out, the latest creation from Pixar, enters the mind of eleven-year-old Riley, and personifies her five dominant emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The five characters in Riley’s head, led by Joy, man a control panel that…
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Binge-Eating, But Starving

Binge-Eating, But Starving

Marshall Segal
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

My All in All

Marshall Segal
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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When Marriage Is Miles Away

When Marriage Is Miles Away

Marshall Segal
Any dating couple should pursue clarity and postpone intimacy. Here are three pieces of advice specifically for long-distance relationships.
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Drunk You Is Not the Real You

Drunk You Is Not the Real You

Marshall Segal
Alcohol has been called the great truth serum. The freedom people feel in drunkenness, though, is a pitiful illusion. The gospel offers a more satisfying freedom.
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The Joy of Graduation and the Crisis of Joblessness

The Joy of Graduation and the Crisis of Joblessness

Marshall Segal
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

A God Greater Than Google

Marshall Segal
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

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Marshall Segal
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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