Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Five Reminders As We Serve the Dying and Their Families

By Joel Woodard | March 6, 2017
Before I started Eternal Perspective Ministries, I served as a pastor for 14 years. When I was in the ministry, I found myself spending a great deal of time ministering to dying people and comforting their families. People look to pastors for guidance, help, and perspective during difficult times of life.

Preaching and Living Out the Gospel, Even When It’s Costly

By Randy Alcorn | February 17, 2017
In its broadest sense, with the good news of salvation remaining at the core, the Gospel is a full embodiment of the person and work of Christ in His church, and the full revelation of God’s Word. It is both declaring and living out the whole counsel of God.

Time in God’s Word Is Not a Grim Duty

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2017
Frank Laubach wrote, "Humble folks often believe that walking with God is above their heads, or that they may 'lose a good time' if they share all their joys with Christ. What a tragic misunderstanding to regard Him as a killer of happiness!"

Outlive Your Life

By Randy Alcorn | January 27, 2017
What are things truly worth our limited time and concentrated focus, because they’re not going to be thrown onto the next pile of trash or tossed into the thrift store donation box?

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?”