Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Smart Study of God’s Word

By Randy Alcorn | December 16, 2016
Biblical meditation doesn’t mean taking a few words taken out of context that we feel free to apply to our own lives in whatever random ways come to mind. We need to view the Bible as God coherently speaking to us in trains of thought. He is a master communicator, so He chose the words carefully.

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to New Testament Believers Today?

By Randy Alcorn | November 18, 2016
A few times I’ve shared Jeremiah 29:11 on my Facebook page. The verse says, “I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope” (CEB). I always get some pushback on this. Recently a thoughtful reader asked, “But for whom and when does this apply? Is the context meant to include me/us?”

Greg Laurie on How You Can Share the Gospel

By Randy Alcorn | October 12, 2016
To me, there are not many joys comparable to that of leading someone to Christ. It’s thrilling and exhilarating.  May we all continually ask the Lord to give us opportunities to share His “good news of great happiness” (Luke 2:10).

Jon Bloom on How Humility Isn’t Always Nice

By Randy Alcorn | September 9, 2016
In this post by my friend Jon Bloom, board chair and co-founder of Desiring God, he shares some helpful reflections on what humility looks like, and explains that we might sometimes be surprised by how it looks.

Encouragement When We Need Comfort, Grace, and Hope

By Randy Alcorn | August 31, 2016
Lately I’ve been meditating on the familiar (and therefore neglected) words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30. Though I memorized the words as a new Christian 45 years ago, I have never pondered them as much as recently.

Keeping an Eternal Perspective When You Need to Move

By Randy Alcorn | August 15, 2016
When you’ve been present where you invested in your church, neighborhood, community, schools, vocation, team, and all your working relationships, leaving that behind and starting in a new place is hard. (Something would be wrong if it weren’t.)