George Hutcheson

(1615-1674)

 Hutcheson was noted for expounding the Scriptures with great clarity. C H Spurgeon wrote: “He distils the text, and gives his readers the quintessence, ready for use”.

An eminent preacher, George Hutcheson was a minister in Ayrshire and Edinburgh.  In 1662 he was removed from his congregation by Parliament together with a large number of others. This was for refusing to conform to the rule of bishops. His passing from this world was very short, only half an hour. His last words were: “The Lord has helped, and He will help me”.

Who Knows What Blessings Repentance May Bring?

We seldom appreciate God’s gracious purpose in judging nations. There is mercy in God exposing our sin. The judgment of God is a call for us to return to Him. Who knows but that it may result in blessing?

Why True Happiness is so Hard to Find

Why True Happiness is so Hard to Find

Everyone seeks happiness. But true happiness is both objective and moral because it is God-centred. This is what makes it so hard to find; we look for it in the wrong place and in the wrong way.

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Can True Zeal Learn from Blind Zeal?

Can True Zeal Learn from Blind Zeal?

Shouldn’t the truth make us equally if not more passionate and dedicated compared with those in error? It’s true that blind zeal is often self-directed because it’s about earning salvation. But shouldn’t salvation by faith alone produce true zeal in us?

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Can You Get More Than Heaven?

Can You Get More Than Heaven?

Is there something more that God expects from us in our love to Him? Is there something of great significance we can strive for in this world? The short answer is yes. George Hutcheson tells us why.

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Never Lonely?

Never Lonely?

Loneliness is an increasing reality in modern life. George Hutcheson explains the help we can draw from the example of Christ and from God’s Word in relation to this sad issue.

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What Does the Cross Teach Us?

What Does the Cross Teach Us?

There is a true sense in which the cross of Christ teaches. It teaches the realities of sin, wrath, justice and grace that false theories of the atonement ignore.

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5 Ways to Know if You are Backsliding

5 Ways to Know if You are Backsliding

Failure to go forward and to grow spiritually means to slide back, because there is no standing still. George Hutcheson gives practical teaching as to how we can identify spiritual backsliding.

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Loving the Lord Jesus without any “buts”

Loving the Lord Jesus without any “buts”

Some people say “I love Jesus but I hate religion/Christianity”. It’s a popular mood and a mindset that believes that friendship and relationship with Christ precludes obeying rules and following religious practices. Is this true?

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