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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Scripture tells us how Christ reforms His Church. It is not an easy thing; but it is essential and we need it constantly.
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.
“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.
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.
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