Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christ

Do We Miss the Humor of Christ When We Read the Gospels?

By Randy Alcorn | August 5, 2016
In our culture, most humor is based on joke telling, verbal ambiguities, and physical comedy. Jewish humor often employed witty hyperbole—clever, startling, over-the-top statements—to get a laugh. Though some comedians today do this and we laugh, when we see Jesus use the technique in the Gospels, we usually don’t get it.

Bruce Ware on Christ Emptying Himself

By Randy Alcorn | April 13, 2016
What does Scripture mean by saying that Christ “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped”? And what does it mean for Christ to empty Himself?

Exploring the Happiness of Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | March 23, 2016
My wife led a women’s Bible study group in discussing a lesson she’d written about the happiness of Jesus. One woman who’d grown up as a churchgoer was startled. She shared how horrified she’d once been to see a picture of Jesus smiling. Why? Because she believed it was blasphemous to make Jesus appear happy!

Kevin DeYoung on Why Jesus Was Hated and Put to Death

By Randy Alcorn | March 18, 2016
It’s common to hear people focus solely on the compassion and love of Jesus, and neglect the other parts of His character, including His holiness and wrath, sovereignty and lordship. Jesus was indeed a friend of sinners, but He was crucified for much more than that.

His Sovereign Work in Sending the Light

By Randy Alcorn | December 25, 2015
Read Luke 1 and 2, and marvel at the sovereign work of our Father, sending His Son, our Savior, into this world. He did it for us, to be our Redeemer.

The Cross Is Central

By Randy Alcorn | September 12, 2014
On the cross Jesus suffered the worst pain in history. Yet that event will forever remain at the center of our worship and wonder.