Randy Alcorn's Blog: grace

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.

Knowing What God Is Like

By Randy Alcorn | July 1, 2016
If your grumpy neighbor asks, “What are you up to?” you’ll see it as a suspicious, condemning question. But if your cheerful neighbor asks the same thing, you’ll smile and talk about your plans. We interpret people’s words according to how we perceive their character and outlook. So it is with our view of God.

Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2016
All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.

The Trend in the Church Towards Silence

By Randy Alcorn | March 30, 2015
Ephesians 4:15 tells us we need to “speak the truth in love.” As Christ-followers, we are not to choose between being loving and being truthful. 

We Need a Fresh Appreciation of the Gospel’s Magnificence

By Randy Alcorn | September 1, 2014
I have seen firsthand people watching the JESUS Film for the first time, in their own languages, viewing Jesus with awe and wonder and affection, then crying out in agony when He is tortured and crucified.

The King’s Offer

By Randy Alcorn | July 25, 2014
Imagine a great and generous king. In the midst of his benevolent reign, he hears his subjects have revolted. 

The Cost of Grace

By Randy Alcorn | December 11, 2013
In 1987, eighteen-month-old “Baby Jessica” fell twenty-two feet into a Texas well. Rescuers labored nonstop to save her. 

Is Sincerity Enough?

By Randy Alcorn | April 10, 2013
I think sincerity certainly does count for something. But I also believe it counts for less than we think it does. There are sincere people, for instance, who don’t believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.