Resources: grace

Genuine Grace, Unedited Truth: The Need for Christians to Graciously Follow Christ’s Example and Uphold His Word

By Randy Alcorn | March 12, 2014
The world is desperately hungry for two things—grace and truth. Jesus Christ is full of both: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). When Jesus stepped onto the world’s stage, people could not only hear the demands of truth but also see Truth Himself. No longer fleeting glimmers of grace, but Grace Himself.

Why does God reward us?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Like a parent, God delights to reward His children for what they have done. Randy asserts that to want reward is not a selfish thing. He clarifies that selfishness is wanting something at the expense of another, but God's rewards are not limited, so for one person to receive ongoing rewards does not diminish the rewards available to another person. In God's system, everyone gains and no one loses. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Are Grace and Truth Contradictory?

By Randy Alcorn | October 1, 2012
In October of 2012 Randy spent a weekend at The Cove, The Billy Graham Association's conference center in Asheville, NC. Over the weekend Randy was interviewed by Dr. John Akers on the theme "Four Central Truths of A Biblical Worldview."
Now that grace and truth have been defined, John points out that the title of the book is "The Grace and Truth Paradox" and asks Randy if the term paradox means that grace and truth are contradictory to each other. Randy clarifies that a the word "paradox" technical does not mean that two things are actually contradictory but that they appear to be contradictory. He explains that there are many truths in Scripture that appear to be contradictory. Often when we try to resolve these ourselves we arrive at conclusions that are untrue. Though grace and truth appear to contradict sometimes they really don't and should cause us to worship God. For more information about “The Grace and Truth Paradox” please visit http://store.epm.org/product/grace-and-truth-paradox.
The Cove, Clip 43

What Is Truth?

By Randy Alcorn | October 1, 2012
In October of 2012 Randy spent a weekend at The Cove, The Billy Graham Association's conference center in Asheville, NC. Over the weekend Randy was interviewed by Dr. John Akers on the theme "Four Central Truths of A Biblical Worldview."
As Pilate famously posited to Jesus, "What is truth?" John asks Randy to define truth. Truth, Randy says, is always founded upon the nature of God - that which is in conformity to who He is and what He has revealed in His word. Randy also highlights the New Testament assertion that truth came through Christ and the goodness of living according to God's truth. For more information about “The Grace and Truth Paradox” please visit http://store.epm.org/product/grace-and-truth-paradox.
The Cove, Clip 42

Grace and Love

By Randy Alcorn | October 1, 2012
In October of 2012 Randy spent a weekend at The Cove, The Billy Graham Association's conference center in Asheville, NC. Over the weekend Randy was interviewed by Dr. John Akers on the theme "Four Central Truths of A Biblical Worldview."
To further the discussion of grace, John asks Randy to explain the relationship between grace and truth. Randy explains that they are two overlapping attributes of God. Randy also highlights a book by A.W. Tozer who asserted that one of the most important things about Christians is what they think of God. For more information about “The Grace and Truth Paradox” please visit http://store.epm.org/product/grace-and-truth-paradox.
The Cove, Clip 41

Grace and Truth in Parenting

By Randy Alcorn | August 10, 2011
In this 2 minute audio clip, Randy Alcorn talks about the need for "grace parents" and "truth parents" to learn from each other.

Randy Alcorn on Bible Answer Man

By Randy Alcorn | May 6, 2011
Full length interview of Randy Alcorn with "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff. This interview focuses on The Grace and Truth Paradox. (2003)