Sermons by Colin Hutchison

Sermons by Colin Hutchison

Hindrances to Spiritual Growth (34 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 men who were growing spiritually but were hindered in their progress and wasted their potential. Reuben, hindered by defilement; Saul, by disobedience; the “man of God” by deceit; and Demas by desertion. Readings: Gen 49.1-4, 1 Sam 15:1-9, 1 Kings 13:1-2, 7-24, 2 Tim 4:9-11. (Recorded in Northampton, 26th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth  

Spiritual Development (36 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on Paul’s words to Timothy in his second epistle and develops the theme of how to develop spiritually. Readings: 2 Tim 1:1-13, 2:1-15. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

The Concept of Spiritual Growth (47 min)

Colin Hutchison takes up a number of plants in the Bible to illustrate the concept of spiritual growth. Joseph the fruitful bough, the cut down tree in Job 14, the plant of Psalm 92, the noble vine in Jeremiah 2, and the grapes in the wilderness in Hosea 9. Readings: Gen 49:22, Job 14:7, Psa 92:12-15, Jer 2:21, Hos 9:10. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual…

He Shall Grow Up Before Him (20 min)

Colin Hutchison opens up a series of messages on the subject of spiritual growth by looking at Christ in Isaiah 53, the One who “grew up before Him, as a tender plant”. (Recorded in Northampton, 24th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

Houses in Mark’s Gospel (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on houses in Mark’s gospel, and draws lessons from each one relative to Christian doctrine and practice. Readings: Mark 3:13-19, 7:14-17, 24-26, 9:28, 33-37, 10:5-12. (Message preached at Cork Conference, Ireland, March 2023)

An Overview of the Gifts of the Spirit (39 min)

Colin Hutchison gives an overview of the gift of the Holy Spirit, of spiritual gift, and of the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Day of Pentecost until the present day. Readings: Acts 2:1-6, Rom 12:1, 4-8, 1 Cor 12:1-13, Eph 4:7-13, 1 Pet 4:10-11. (Message preached in Ballymena, 23rd Mar 2019)

Alone with Thee, O Master (50 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the effects of being “along with Christ”, using 4 examples from the New Testament. Spending time alone with Christ leads to an appreciation of the greatness of His knowledge, the power of His Word, the brightness of His glory, and the full understanding He has of Scripture. Readings: John 4:1-8, 28, 46-53, Matt 17:1-5, Luke 24:27. (Message preached at the annual conference at Bracknell Gospel Hall, 2017)

The Christian’s Journey (51 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the journey of the Christian, drawing lessons from 4 journeys recorded in the Bible: the journey of a nation (Deut 1:1-3a), the journey of a judge (Judg 4:1-2), the journey of a King (1 Sam 15:16-19) and the journey of a prophet (1 Kings 19:1-5). (Message preached at Bracknell Gospel Hall conference 2017)

Christ Supreme – in the Parables He Told (31 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the parables He told. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the third part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: John 13:1-14, Luke 7:37, 40-50, Matt 22:1-5, Luke 19:11-13 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

Christ Supreme – in the Lives He Touched (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the lives He touched. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the second part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: Luke 24:13-18, 22:54-62, Mark 3:1-5, John 5:1-9 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

Christ Supreme – in the Miracles He Performed (37 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the miracles He performed. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the first part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: Matt 8:1-3, 16, 23-27, 9:18-19, 23-26 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

5 Dangers: 5 Resources (53 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 1 Cor 10:1-11 where the apostle Paul highlights 5 dangers facing the Christian, and 5 resources God has given us to enable us to overcome, all sourced in the Old Testament record of the dealings of God with the children of Israel (Message preached 2nd Oct 2021)

Judgment Must Begin at the House of God (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 1 Pet 4:17 – “Judgment must begin at the house of God”.  After explaining what the house of God is, Colin develops various themes in connection with it and how the Christian should conduct himself in it (Message preached 1st Oct 2021)

What is God’s Will for My Life? (25 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the vital subject of how to know the will of God for one’s life. This is a basic fundamental question that should exercise the heart of every Christian. From various scripture texts about the will of God, Colin reminds us that we need to “prove it”, “know it”, “live it”, and “do it”. Readings: Rom 12:1-2, Eph 1:7-10, 1 Pet 4:1-3 1 John 2:15-17 (Message preached at the Belfast Easter Conference, 2013)

Dealing with Darts of Doubts (14 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on how to deal with “darts of doubt”. He highlights 4 men in the Bible who, through various experiences in life sovereignly allowed by the Lord, came into a place of doubt: a prophet (John the Baptist), a disciple (Peter), a judge (Gideon) and a priest (Jeremiah). (Recorded in Belfast 2013)

How to Know The Lord Better (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 people in John’s gospel who “knew the Lord”, even though the world did not know Him. Why did they know the Lord and not others? The servants knew because when Christ said “do” they did it (2:9) The nobleman knew because when Christ said “go” he went (4:53) The blind man knew, because when Christ said “wash” he washed (9:25) Martha knew because when Christ said “remove the obstacle” it was removed (11:22) If we…

Christ and the Villages of Galilee (46 min)

PART 5 – Colin Hutchison preaches on some of the movements and miracles of Christ in and around the villages of Galilee. He opens up a number of very helpful lines of ministry in connection with the 4 gospels and their links with the Pentateuch. The bulk of his message concentrates on 4 miracles, one from each gospel, and the spiritual lessons to be learned therefrom for the Christian life (Message preached 29th Oct 2017)

Cain and Nod (43 min)

PART 4 – Colin Hutchison preaches on Cain in the land of Nod (Gen 4:16-26). He expounds the origin of the line of Cain, and how that line develops in the record given in the Bible. From Gen 4 he shows the origin of the godless world of commerce, music and the arts. In contrast to the world’s godless self-glorifying music, the next time we read of music is Exod 15, where the people of God sing about redemption (Message…

David and Gath (51 min)

PART 3 – Colin Hutchison preaches on David’s visit to ‘Philistine country’ in 1 Sam 21. The Philistines are a picture of unconverted religious men who suppress the Word of God and seek to overthrow God’s order. Mixing with them brought danger and compromise for David, as it will for us. How to overcome the Philistines is highlighted from the lives of Shamgar, the younger David and from Samson (Message preached 28th Oct 2017)

Samuel and Ramah (45 min)

PART 2 – Colin Hutchison preaches on Ramah, the town where Samuel lived, and judged and worshipped. Ramah means “the place of elevation”, so Colin teaches from 1 Samuel 7 how to “live a higher life”, “exercise a higher judgment” and “engage in higher worship”. He finds 4 principles under each topic as he works through the chapter. A helpful, challenging message, especially in relation to communion with Christ (Message preached 27th Oct 2017)

Jacob and Bethel (56 min)

PART 1 – Colin Hutchison preaches on lessons that Jacob learned at Bethel, the house of God. He likens Jacob’s experience in Genesis Ch 28 to that of a person in the present day who understands, by revelation from the Word of God, what a local assembly is – the place where God dwells. Colin tells the story of how he personally came to understand the truth of the house of God and challenges his audience to have convictions of…

Four Kinds of Trials (46 min)

Colin Hutchinson preaches on 4 kinds of trials in the Christian life from Peter’s first epistle. In a wide ranging message he takes some of the experiences of Elijah, Gideon, Hannah, John the Baptist, Peter and others to show how through “manifold temptations” they were tried by fire and came forth as gold. A powerful and sobering message (Message preached in Bicester, Easter April 6th 2015)

Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works (39 min)

Colin Hutchinson preaches on Rev 15:3 – “Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God almighty.” He traces God’s sovereign dealings in the lives of His people, using individuals like Abraham, Jacob and Naomi to illustrate the need to trust in God in every circumstance, however dark and trying. “We will never regret leaving our lives in God’s hands” (Message preached 6th April 2015)

The Ministry of the Prophet (18 min)

Colin Hutchison highlights three men who should have been priests – Jeremiah, Ezekiel and John the Baptist – but each of whom God sent forth as prophets because of the broken state of God’s people. Each man had a specific ministry to adjust the people hearts, to adjust the condition of God’s house and to make straight the way of the Lord. A challenging message (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 5th April 2015)

“In the Wilderness” (31 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on God’s provision for Christians as we find ourselves “in the wilderness”. In particular he takes up the three types mentioned in Hebrews Ch 9 – the manna, the rod that budded and the tables of stone – and draws spiritual practical lessons from each one. A helpful and challenging message (Message preached 4th April 2015)