Randy Alcorn's Blog: jesus

Good News of Great Joy: Listen to the Christmas Story from Luke 2

Recently I was filmed reading from Luke 2:1–21 for a video for our home church, Good Shepherd Community Church. I was joined by my wife Nanci and our Golden Retriever, Maggie (who as you’ll see, to our surprise, was very well behaved!).

Light Has Dawned: Reflections at Christmastime on the Light of Jesus

The people Jesus spoke to lived without streetlights. If they didn’t have a lamp and a means to light it, they groped in darkness, vulnerable to assailants. They understood what it meant when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

He Suffers With Us

Safely Home, the painting by Ron DiCianni, has special meaning to me. I wrote a novel, also called Safely Home, set in China and telling the story of Li Quan, a modern day martyr. It was inspired by this beautiful work of art. To this day Ron’s painting hangs on my office wall.

Exploring the Happiness of Jesus

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!

How Did Jesus Save Us?

This video is a clear, concise and engaging explanation of the Gospel in less than 3 minutes—don't miss it! You may want to pass it on to others.

Why the Cross?

In part one of this thoughtful two part video series on the atonement, former EPM staffer Julia (Stager) Mayo talks about why the cross was necessary.

Superheroes, Heresies and the God-man

Because of my respect for her as a person and as a biblical thinker, I asked Julia to begin what will be a regular video blog to express her personal, biblical and theological perspectives.