Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Apr162018

Access Granted

You and I live in a world of access codes, security measures, digital barriers, and restricted use. We need ID cards to enter certain buildings, we need thumbprints to access our smartphones, we need passwords to retrieve particular computer files, and we need PIN numbers to get money from our...Read more

Apr092018

Leaders Are Readers

During the war of 1812, the Congressional Library became a casualty of war and was destroyed by the British. Afterward, Thomas Jefferson sold his 6000-volume library to the government to help restart a new Library of Congress. Later he would write to his friend and colleague John Adams, “I cannot...Read more

Apr022018

DIVINE APPOINTMENT

Pat and Tina O’Neal are friends of mine who have faithfully and fruitfully served God for many years through CBMC, Christian Business Men’s Committee. Over dinner one night they told me of a time when they found themselves stranded in Johannesburg on the way home from a trip to Africa....Read more

Mar192018

KEEP KNOCKING

William Temple, 98th Archbishop of Canterbury, famously said: “Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance but the laying hold of His willingness.” In these words we are reminded that we should never be afraid to pray to God or hesitate to ask for His help. God does not have...Read more

Mar052018

Anxious For Nothing

There is a funny story about a certain woman who, for many years had trouble sleeping for fear of home invasions and burglars.  She worried that she would wake up some night to find an unwelcome stranger in her house. One night her husband heard a noise in the house...Read more

Feb262018

A Thorny Issue

It seems counterintuitive to thank God for our trials, tears, and thorns because we naturally see pain as an unwelcome guest or an unlawful intruder in our lives. Suffering and sorrow are things we find unpleasant and often pray that God would immediately remove from our lives. It is one...Read more

Feb122018

CHOOSE HAPPINESS

What if I told you generally speaking, that most people are as happy as they have made their minds up to be? What if I proposed to you that most of our days are what we “will” them to be? The point I am driving at is that to rejoice...Read more

Jan222018

PREFERRED READING

From my earliest days as a Christian, I have been greatly helped by the writings of Harry Ironside, former pastor of Moody Church. He seemed to be a man of the people and he certainly was a man of the Word. His public ministry was one of Bible exposition. Encouraged...Read more

Jan082018

You Are Being Followed

During the fall of 1974, President Gerald Ford’s son Michael Ford along with his wife Gayle attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the Boston area. Because his father occupied the Oval Office at the time, Michael had to have two Secret Service agents with him at all times. They tried to...Read more

Dec242017

The Christmas Rush

In a message on Christmas, John MacArthur tells the story of a wealthy Boston family who invited friends and family to a christening. The party was to take place at their magnificent mansion in celebration of the birth of this precious little one. A half-hour into the party, when it...Read more

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