Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Jul292019

Frustrated To No End

In his book “A Call to Spiritual Reformation,” New Testament scholar D. A. Carson writes about a wonderful man of God and servant of Jesus Christ Bishop Stanway. Bishop Stanway had been an instrument in God’s hands in furthering the work of God in East Africa, where in Tanzania alone...Read more

Jul012019

FACING A NEW DAY

I like the story of the coat shop in Nottingham, England, that posted the following notice in the window of its store: “We have been established for over 100 years and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever since. We have made money and lost money, suffered the effects of...Read more

Jun172019

On The Other Hand

In May 1940 the British Army was pinned down on the beaches of Dunkirk with a German Panzer Division tightening the proverbial noose around its neck. Escape looked improbable if not impossible for the 365,000 British soldiers, death or capture the sure outcomes. Yet, in the midst of this crisis...Read more

Jun102019

In Two Places At Once

They say that you cannot be in two places at once, but that is not strictly true when it comes to the Christian. A look at Paul’s introduction in his letter to the Colossians points to the fact that every church and every Christian has two homes, and two habitats....Read more

Jun042019

Hated Without A Cause

There is a well-known scene in the popular 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” where the main character Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, finds herself in the strange and wonderful Land of Oz.  Dorothy turns to her canine companion and says, “Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas...Read more

May142019

Carry Your Own Bags

Paul Powell tells the story of Beverly King, who at one point was the richest man in Graham, Texas. King's presence was large in Graham since he owned the hotel, was a big-time stockholder and director at the bank, not to mention other business interests. Yet for all his money...Read more

May062019

Do The Math

Found in North America, the venomous coral snake is known for its deep red, yellow and black-colored banding. These snakes average three feet in length and are not usually aggressive. Though only 1% of snake bites each year in America are from coral snakes, they possess potent venom. Their bites...Read more

Mar252019

Please Step Aside

The evangelist Billy Graham is one of the most recognizable names throughout the world. Few have cast a gospel net further than this man. The numbers are staggering.  Across the span of 60 years Mr. Graham spoke live to more than 215 million people in a total of 185 countries. Yet, throughout...Read more

Mar112019

Make Room

Not too long ago I read about an interview given to a leading magazine by one of the great singers of our generation. In it he explains to the interviewer that when he and his fellow musicians go into a studio to record a song, they all have a general...Read more

Feb212019

Living With Dying

Recently I came across a rather strange website called DeathClock.com. On this site I was asked to answer a few questions regarding my date of birth, mood, and body mass index. After entering the data and clicking a button, a calculation was made as to the projected day of my...Read more

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