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George Gipps (no date)

A strong preacher of the word and member of the Westminster Assembly.
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“We do not shun troubles when God sends them, but patiently embrace and approve them.”

Puritan Publications has updated Gipps’ only known work:

In this work, Gipps deals particularly with the first verse of Psalm 46, which is his main text. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Christians often tend to rely on God more in times of trouble than they do in times of ease. But there are many poignant Scriptures which bear out the “neediness” of the Christian to Jesus Christ in all things and at all times regardless of God’s providence. As they make their “calling and election sure” in their sanctification by walking in the Spirit under God’s gracious providence, they are to turn to God to trust him in all things, but this is most especially seen in times of affliction and distress.

Gipps presses the reader to ruminate in the non-negotiable requirement of being submissive to God in his providence … no matter what that providence brings. He shows, first, that it is the portion of God’s church and children to find in this life very great and abundant troubles. What do they do when they find such trouble? Second, it is then the wisdom of God’s church and children to make God their hope, refuge, and shelter in all their troubles. And what will the outcome of this “making God their help and refuge”? Third, it will be the comfort of God’s church and children who trust in him that they shall find God a very present, strong, and abundant help in all their troubles no matter what they are.


Biography of George Gipps (no date):

Little is known about Rev. George Gipps B.A. (n.d.) (sometimes spelled Gippes). He was a minister in Leicester-shire, a county in the center of England. He earned his B.A. from St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 1610; and earned his M.A. July, 10, 1621. He became the canon of Lichfield in 1624, rector of St. Andrew, Hertford, in the same year, and minister of Aylstone later in 1633. He subsequently resigned the latter post, and was sequestered to that of Bottesford, Leicester, in 1646.[1]

He is noted as a strong Christian of piety, and a masterful student of various cases on conscience, and how to remedy them according to the word of God. He was chosen as one of the Westminster Assembly of Divines and is noted by Daniel Neal as one who constantly attended. He preached in the house of commons, on November 27th on a fast day, on the text of this volume, Psalm 46:1. Of any other works, we have no notation, and no other pieces have survived of his to this day.


[1] See Foster’s Index Eccl. & Add. MS. 15,670, p. 29.


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