Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

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

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