Steve Murrell Articles

What to Do When God’s Plan for Your Life Is Not Your Plan

This past weekend, Deborah and I stopped in Singapore on our way to Every Nation's 2018 Build Conference in Dubai. On...
Profound Truths About the Power of the Cross From a 3-Year-Old

Profound Truths About the Power of the Cross From a 3-Year-Old

Deborah and I arrived back in Nashville this weekend after an Asia and Europe swing that brought us from Manila to Madrid and everywhere in between. Glad to be back in time to catch the end of the beautiful autumn weather and to spend some time with my favorite little...

Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Funeral

Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Funeral

This past weekend my wife, Deborah, William (my oldest son), and I spoke at a parenting seminar at Bethel Brentwood. During the half-day seminar, we talked about the four E's of parenting (sound familiar?) and tackled four big questions that every...

Become a Better Parent by Embracing These Kingdom Truths

Become a Better Parent by Embracing These Kingdom Truths

We recently welcomed into the world the newest member of the Murrell family, William Stephen Murrell III—named after his dad, his grandfather (me), and William Wilberforce.The presence of a new baby in the house reminds me of when our sons were that age,...

Why Your Kids Rebel Against God

Why Your Kids Rebel Against God

In the minds of many people in our society, legalism and Christian parenting are synonymous. Simply add the adjective "Christian" when talking about "parenting" and people assume this inevitably results in more rules, steeper consequences, less freedom for the child,...

‘Daddy, I Disobeyed’: A Lesson on Disobedience and Grace

‘Daddy, I Disobeyed’: A Lesson on Disobedience and Grace

I was thousands of miles away ministering at a men's retreat near Seattle, Washington. My wife and three sons were in Atlanta, Georgia. I was making a routine phone call to let them know how lonely I was without them, when my wife informed me:"William has something he...

In Light of Grace, Does Obedience Matter?

In Light of Grace, Does Obedience Matter?

Does the doctrine of grace nullify the law? Does God still expect us to at least attempt to obey His Word?The way some people preach grace today makes it seem as if obedience no longer mattered. Maybe it doesn't matter to some preachers, but it matters to God.How...

Here Are 3 Ways to Win Over Your Prodigal Children

Here Are 3 Ways to Win Over Your Prodigal Children

A "Not Now!" sign is on my door all this week, a sign that everyone in the Every Nation office is ignoring. Try as I may, I obviously don't intimidate anyone around here.I am in writing mode, working against a speeding deadline, trying to finish a book that does not...

How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

It has been five days since the strongest storm to hit land in recorded history wreaked havoc in the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, produced wind speeds up to 315 km (195 mph) and storm surges (tsunami-like waves) up...

The 6 Ws of Men’s Discipleship

The 6 Ws of Men’s Discipleship

After decades of building my weekly rhythms around small group discipleship in Manila, Philippines, the past few years of splitting time between Nashville, Manila and Delta airlines have been quite frustrating. With a fresh resolve, I’m starting again. And so I...

Every Household Needs a ‘Love Drawer’

Every Household Needs a ‘Love Drawer’

Last week after a long flight from Manila, my wife Deborah and I landed in Nashville. Despite jet lag, the next morning I got up and drove to Bethel Franklin for our third Saturday of the month Men’s Discipleship (& breakfast). James Starr, former Dave Ramsey vice...

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