Author: David Murray

How to Help Your Kids Get Excited about Reading the Bible

The Obstacles Parents face huge obstacles in trying to get their kids excited about reading the Bible. For starters, very few kids are reading anything at all. There are so many distracting (and seemingly more exciting) alternatives to sitting quietly with a book. The pressure of school activities, sports, and the social whirl are not conducive to finding a quiet time to read. On top of that, the Bible is not an easy read. Sure, there are some well-known sections that many kids are familiar with through Sunday school and VBS, but the vast majority of it is unchartered...

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Six Tips for Reading the Bible with Your Kids

Happy Childhood Memories When we look back on our childhoods, among many other happy memories, we may recall our parents reading with us. “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Three Little Pigs,” and multiple other children’s classics cast a warm hue upon our earliest recollections. So why don’t we do the same with the Bible? Why don’t we read the Bible one-on-one with our children? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to give our children that best of memories? If you haven’t started such a practice, let me give you some guidance to start the ball rolling. 1. Give...

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Should We Seek to Burn Out for Jesus?

Good Intentions Can’t Save You from Burnout I love energetic, ambitious, zealous young Christian men. What a gift to the church they are! And I want them to do whatever their vocation leads them to do—go for it. However, there are dangers if you make unwise choices. What we don’t realize when we’re young is that we all have a limited amount of life fuel. And we can either expend all of it in the first decade of our working life and and then suffer for the rest of it, or we can pace ourselves, being refueled along the...

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A Plea for Holistic Christianity

What Is to Blame for Burnout? In a survey (see the infographic) conducted by Crossway last fall, 76% of men and 88% of women admitted that they had experienced burnout for a significant period of time. Of those who experienced burnout, 31% of men and 26% of women suffered for up to three months. It went on for up to six months for a further 23% of men and 24% of women, with the remaining 46% of men and 50% of women enduring this for over six months. When asked what contributed to their burnout, answers fell into two...

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10 Dangers of A Joyless Christian Life

Editors Note: Dr. Murray’s new book The Happy Christian releases tomorrow. For more information on his latest book and resources associated to it including a great pre-release special that ends tomorrow please click here. To read more of Dr. Murray’s work check out his blog. ************************************************** “Oh, what a life might men live if they were but willing and diligent! God would have their joys to be far more than their sorrows.” Richard Alleine* The Puritan Richard Alleine says that many Christian make their own lives miserable by refusing the joys that God has set before them. He asks: How much...

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