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”.
Why We Can Expect Cascading Crises
We are experiencing multiple crises, one difficulty following another and frequently colliding. Why are we in the midst of this? What can we learn spiritually?
Why Has the West Been Humiliated?
Humbly asking why the West has been humiliated in Afghanistan gives us a window into our real state as nations. There is much we can learn from the way that the emptiness of our pride has been exposed.
Reading the Headlines with Habakkuk
What are the prospects for the future? Why is rebellion against God prevailing? In reading the headlines with Habakkuk we find that there are answers to the troubling questions we are reluctant to voice.
Why Reformation in Africa is a Key Priority
Africa’s population growth is explosive, including amongst Christians. We have opportunity, challenge and hope for spreading biblical truth in that vast continent.
Build Back Better for Whom?
What might “build back better” mean for the church as part of recovery from a period of crisis? Before we consider what might need to change we must be clear for whom we are doing that.
God’s Painful Cure for the Disease of Self-Pity
Self-pity is healed by God’s infinite pity. But it is such a serious disease that it can only be cured by thoroughly exposing its danger and purging its corruption.
What About Them?
We are tempted to focus much time and energy on unhelpful and distracting comparisons with others. Christ warns us of the danger of doing this and neglecting our personal duty.
Hope and Strength During a Time of Shaking
Everyone is looking around for hope but we need to look in the right place. Scripture points us to God Himself as the hope and strength for His people in troubled times.
Has 2020 Been a Wasted Year?
2020 may yet prove to be a blessed not a wasted year. How can that be possible in the midst of all that has been cancelled and denied to us?
How Christ Reforms His Church
Scripture tells us how Christ reforms His Church. It is not an easy thing; but it is essential and we need it constantly.
The Ultimate Love in a World of Toxic Self-love
Although our culture champions self-love as the ultimate: it will never satisfy. We need to turn to the ultimate self-denying, self-sacrificing love Christ has for His own.
Spiritual Joy Despite the Coming Mega-Recession?
“The recession to end all recessions”. How can that inspire anything other than fear and worry? Scripture shows us that it is possble for faith to produce spiritual joy even when looking economic collapse fully in the face.
Why the Nations Need to be Shaken
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.
Doctrine Unites But Christ Divides
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.
The Only Real Measurement of Christian Service
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.
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?
The Questions We Ask When Others Leave the Faith
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.
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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