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"Rediscovering Humility" by Christopher Hutchinson. A Review

Rediscovering Humility by Christopher Hutchinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble," and synonymous statements, echoes through Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. It shows up in Proverbs, comes forth from the lips of Jesus, spills onto the page in James and 1 Peter, and even floats to the surface in Revelation. Humility is an important subject, and a difficult quality. Christopher Hutchinson, Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, has given us some help in thinking about the virtue of humility in his new 252 page paperback, "Rediscovering Humility: Why the Way Up Is Down". This volume is an easy-to-read, devotional approach that is friendly and thoughtful, and meant to be useful for most anyone.

Hutchinson spends three chapters introducing humility, and then allows faith, hope and love to guide the rest of the discussion. His approach is exegetical, theological, pastoral, and devoti…

"O God, Who Has Promised Us..." - 22 July 2018

O God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, who has promised us that we have nothing to fear for you are with us, we have no reason to be dismayed for you are our God, who strengthens us, who helps us, who upholds us with your righteous right hand (Isaiah 41.10): we pray for your Church throughout the nations, along with Grace Covenant Church, Grace Fellowship, Grace Place Baptist Church, Grace Pointe Baptist, and Graceway Baptist Church. Look upon our necessities and grant all good things essential for us to do the functions you have called us to. Build us up in the most holy faith, that we may be able to stand strong against all the wiles of the devil.
Look on this congregation with your favor and support. In the words of your servant, Micah, help us – in all of our affairs, actions and ambitions – to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before you (Micah 6.8). Thank you for the occasions and opportunities you provided us last week, especially with our Vacation Bible Sch…