Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy

May232022

Won't Let Go

Davon Huss tells the amazing story of a boy who lived in South Florida who came home one sticky, hot afternoon to take a cool swim in the pond behind his home. The water seemed so inviting that he raced for the pond without going inside the house, simply dropping...Read more

May162022

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

May022022

Safety Second

“Once we have set ourselves to be pilgrims and strangers on the earth, which is what Christians are meant to be, it is incongruous for us to continue to insist upon the sort of security the world tries to guarantee. Our security lies not in protecting ourselves from suffering but...Read more

Apr182022

Don't Forget To Take The Trash Out

When a man was hanging on a cross, suspended on iron spikes, he wanted one thing and one thing only, death. He thought of one person and one person only, himself. Given that reality, that is what makes the seven cries of Jesus from the cross utterly incredible. Unlike all...Read more

Apr042022

The Test Of First Impressions

We say that a first impression can be a lasting impression, and indeed that is true. The first time we do something is often the most memorable. The first time we meet someone, we immediately begin to decide whether we like them or not. First impressions are indelible, and that...Read more

Mar212022

Believe The Best

In his book Life Essentials, author Tony Evans remembers how one of his favorite professors at Dallas Seminary, Dr. Howard Hendricks, told the class of how his fifth-grade teacher had tied him to a chair in an attempt to make him behave. When he went to sixth grade, his teacher eyed...Read more

Mar072022

Talking Things Up

In 1856, Andrew Bonar, brother of the hymnwriter Horatius Bonar and the close friend of Robert Murray McCheyne, became pastor of a new church on Finnieston Street in a needy area of Glasgow. God multiplied his efforts and blessed the work.  Before long, what had begun as a small and struggling...Read more

Feb212022

You Need To Listen More

My friend Stephen Davey tells the story of the husband who, knowing his wife’s birthday was just around the corner, asked her with some attempted subtlety, “Honey, if you could have one wish, what would you want?” She thought for a moment, then laughed and said, “I would love to...Read more

Feb072022

Here Comes Trouble

Have you noticed recently that the good guys are now the bad guys? That Christianity is portrayed and ridiculed as being on the wrong side of history?  That Christian views on salvation, marriage, and gender, are not seen as merely false, but as dangerous; opinions not to be considered but censored?...Read more

Jan242022

I'll Prove It

In her book A Lamp unto My Feet, Elisabeth Elliott writes in connection with the tragic loss of her husband at a relatively young age: “Repeatedly I am asked variations of this question: Did the Lord comfort you, or were you sometimes lonely or sad? It is not an either/or thing. If...Read more

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