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”.
We live in a strange time when all nations and all aspects of life are being shaken. It’s extraordinary and unprecedented so there must be much to learn from it. Here is a Christ-centred perspective on these unsettling times.
We often hear that doctrine divides but Christ unites. The clear testimony of Christ’s own ministry tells us far otherwise. But this is not a purely negative observation, it tells us much about Christ Himself and truth.
There is a biblical way to measure our service to Christ. Too often we are tempted to look at Christian service from a man-centred perspective. We need a radically different view if we are really going to serve Christ.
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?
When we hear of others leaving the faith we may have many questions. But the most urgent questions concern ourselves and Jesus Christ. George Hutcheson explains what these are from Scripture.
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.
Toxic describes a growing sense of the poisoning of many aspects of modern life. George Hutcheson describes how this happens and what our toxic world needs.
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?
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.
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.
A striking natural event like an eclipse creates wonder. George Hutcheson shows how Scripture uses it to teach us how to reflect on spiritual priorities.
George Hutcheson shows how Christ offers great joy–true, enduring and satisfying. Its source is in Himself.
When any opinion is cynically viewed as mere manipulative advertising in another dress–the world is undoubtedly in trouble. Lack of trust and reality threatens the fabric of society. Where can we still find truth?
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.
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.
You can have a lot of preaching and preachers but still have a famine of the Word of God. Is that what we are in danger of?
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?
Never have there been so many ways to read and study the Bible. Yet are we more biblically literate than previous generations? If love for the Word is a mark of a genuine profession, how real are we?
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