Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Abba, Father: What Having God as My Heavenly Father Means to Me

I grew up with a dad who slept at home, but generally wasn’t there for me or my brother. Everyone is different, but what happened to me was that my earthly father’s absence made me all the more appreciative when I entered into a relationship with Jesus, and thereby into a relationship with my Father in Heaven. 

Open Your Eyes to All the Gifts God Has Given You This Christmas

Sometimes focusing on God’s “big miracles”—like curing cancer and making brain tumors disappear—causes us to overlook His small, daily miracles of providence in which He holds the universe together, keeps our hearts beating, provides us with air to breathe and lungs to breathe it, and gives us food to eat and stomachs to digest it. 

The Courage to Share Jesus

I’ve shared Jesus with people on sidewalks, planes, and tennis courts. Some friends think I’m a natural-born evangelist. But I’m not! Evangelism can be uncomfortable, but God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. 

Let Us Bless His Name, This Thanksgiving and All Year Round

Charles Spurgeon shared this in his sermon “Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude”: "Let us begin to be very thankful, if we have not been so before. Let us praise God for common mercies, for they prove to be uncommonly precious when they are once taken away."

Baptism: a Step of Obedience and a Public Profession

My baptism was unforgettable. Two years later I had the privilege of leading my mother to Christ and baptizing her. That was forty-five years ago, but in my mind it was yesterday. How many things do we remember well four decades later?

Communion with God Through Prayer

Contemplate the reality of your Father in Heaven, Christ your Savior, and the Holy Spirit your Comforter and Teacher, and you’ll find rich meaning in the phrase “spending time with God.”

The Daily Refreshment of God’s Word

Today’s blog is excerpted from a five-day devotional I wrote for Sports Spectrum, available on YouVersion. Each day’s entry also features video reflections from NFL stars, including Drew Brees, Ryan Tannehill, Matthew Slater, Matt Forte, and Demario Davis. In this post, NFL quarterback Drew Brees talks about God’s Word being the roadmap for the Christian life.

Under Grace, Not Sin

While the Christian life is certainly fraught with temptations and struggles, Christ’s work on our behalf is sufficient to give us victory over sin so it does not master us.

Clothing Yourself in Humility Will Please Christ and Bring You Happiness

While pride twists and destroys us, humility preserves and protects us. Every day, every hour, often unconsciously, we choose either to humble ourselves or to be proud. Since pride tends to be our default condition, humility requires deliberate, intentional action.