Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Dec112017

Follow Along

The Jewish American comedian Sam Levenson once recalled that his over-protective mother walked lockstep with him on his very first day of school insisting on talking to the teacher before she returned home.  Levenson said that, among other things, his mother told the teacher that if he was a naughty...Read more

Nov202017

SO FAR - SO GOOD

Upon her husband’s death, a woman learned that he had left her a moderate financial legacy of $20,000. Shortly after the funeral the woman informed a friend that she was broke. The friend was surprised and inquired as to what had happened to the $20,000. The widow answered, “Well, the...Read more

Nov062017

Take The Next Step

As June and I visit the land of Israel with many members of my home church, the places I have studied in Scripture seem to come alive more than usual. The events that are chronicled from God’s Word and the lessons they have provided across the centuries are brought afresh...Read more

Oct232017

THERE IS NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

In His book Shadows on the Wall, devotional writer F. W. Boreham told of preaching in a particular church during his college days. The preaching engagement involved an overnight stay in the home of Old Bessie the widow of the former pastor. Sleeping in the room normally occupied by Bessie,...Read more

Oct092017

LOST THAT LOVIN FEELIN

When I was at the Master’s Seminary training for the ministry one of our professor’s, Jim Rosscup, who taught Bible Exposition, told us one day of his freshman year at Dallas Seminary when beginning his theological training. He told us of feeling intimidated by the knowledge of other students in...Read more

Sep252017

STAND AND BE COUNTED

In The Trouble with Jesus, Dr. Stowell’s Gold medallion winning book, he wrote about an incident while serving as president of Moody Bible Institute in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. Joe Stowell was among a large group of civic and religious leaders at a prayer breakfast...Read more

Sep112017

FIGHT SONGS

From the beginning of time immemorial, men have gone to war with the sound of music ringing in their ears and echoing in their hearts. The drum, the fife, and the bugle have all been effective weapons of war. History shows us that military bands and tunes have steeled nerves,...Read more

Sep042017

THE FIRST THING TO DO IS NOTHING

One of the hardest lessons for us to learn in our walk with God is that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing; nothing in the sense that we actively wait for God to do that which allows us to do more for His kingdom and glory. There is...Read more

Aug282017

SURE THING

Many years ago Robertson McQuilkin preached at a Bible Conference in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, and while there, gently rebuked God’s people for the bad habit of placing the but in the wrong place when speaking of the Lord.  During one particular morning devotion he said, “Is the Lord meeting...Read more

Aug212017

CARRY YOUR OWN BAGS

Paul Powell tells the story of Beverly King, who at one point was the richest man in Graham, Texas. Powell’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

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