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”.
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?
Although we live in a comparatively barren generation spiritually, there may be opportunities of ripeness that we should seize.
Help which is brief, plain, practical and richly devotional.
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