Austen C. Ukachi
Discouragement: Satan’s weapon against believers - Part 4
It is not always easy to know exactly when David wrote some of the Psalms, but the words found in Psalms 61:1-2; 69:19-21; and 143:3-8, among others, reveal a lot about...
Discouragement: Satan’s weapon against believers - Part 3
David’s life is not only a good example of the study of leadership but also a good example of how a believer can cope with discouragement.
Knowing the time of your visitation - Part 2
Jesus wept over Jerusalem because the Jews failed to understand the time of their visitation. How unfortunate that they missed the blessings Jesus had for them.
Knowing the time of your visitation - Part 1
In Luke 19:40-44, Jesus wept over Jerusalem and rebuked the Jews for not knowing the day of their visitation. Because the Jews were undiscerning...
A living hope - Part 8
Apostle Peter in 1 Peter 1:3 described the Christian hope as “a living hope.” What does that mean? The opposite of a “living hope” would be a “dead hope.” Piper writes, “Living hope is hope that has power and produces changes in life…So, Christian hope is a strong confidence in God...
Hope inspires endless praise - Part 7
The writer of Psalmist 71 was an incurable optimist; he was full of hope in God. He qualifies as one who had unshakable hope in God. For instance, in Psalm 71: 5, he wrote, “For you are my hope...
Understanding the Pauline concept of hope - Part 5
It is not surprising why Paul spoke more about hope than anyone else in the New Testament. Hope for him, was a strong conviction and an affirmation of faith (Heb.10: 23). He even stated, “Christ in us is our hope of glory.” He used the word hope, not less than 25 times in his writings. We need to understand Paul’s idea of hope.
Experiencing strength in hope - Part 4
As we said in earlier series, hope makes sense only when it is reposed in God, in His word and promises. Paul’s experiences in ministry illustrate how we can gain strength in hope.
Hoping for what we do not have - Part 1
In Romans 8:24-25, Paul stretched our imagination to wonder in anticipation. It reads, “Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.