Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Aug132018

POINTS OF REFERENCE

Once, in reply to a delegation of bank presidents who urged whether it was not time to give up all thought of the Union, President Abraham Lincoln told the following story: 

“When I was a young man in Illinois I boarded for a time with the deacon of a Presbyterian...Read more

Aug062018

SPOILED FOR CHOICE

Daniel Boone was one of the heroes of the American frontier. It is said that he was once returning from the uncharted forests beyond the Kentucky River, and was asked by a lady if he was ever lost. The famous scout replied, “I cannot say I was ever lost, ma’am,...Read more

Jul302018

BEST LEAVE IT TO GOD

One of the great challenges and choices in life when faced with overwhelming trouble is to take things into our own hands or leave them in God’s hands. In life we can find ourselves in a moment of crisis, standing at a fork in the road, having to consciously decide...Read more

Jul232018

THE HIDING PLACE

David McCullough’s book, The Great Bridge, tells an engaging and enlightening story about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which arches the East River and joins Manhattan to Brooklyn. In June 1872, the chief engineer of the project wrote, “To much of the public that might imagine that no work...Read more

Jul162018

BELIEVING THE BEST

In his book Life Essentials, author Tony Evans remembers during his days at Dallas Seminary how one of his favorite professor’s, Dr. Howard Hendricks, told them of how his fifth-grade teacher tied him to the chair in an attempt to make him behave. When he went to sixth grade, his...Read more

Jul092018

Perfect Timing

Phillips Brooks, the former New England pulpiteer, was known for his calm demeanor. So you can guess the surprise of his associates when they found him pacing up and down the floor of his study like a lion in a cage. One of the friends asked, “What is the trouble,...Read more

Jun252018

YOU ARE RICHER THAN YOU THINK

The guy was obviously down in the mouth as he sat on the park bench. He was so depressed looking that a policeman who was patrolling the area sat down, and sought to console him. “Something the matter?” asked the policeman of the young man who was staring into space....Read more

Jun182018

SMALL IS A BIG DEAL

After the Civil War in the fall of 1865, John Broadus and the faculty of the fledgling Southern Baptist Seminary in Greenville, South Carolina, became burdened for more preachers of the gospel to help heal the nation’s gaping wounds. To help remedy that situation, John Broadus prepared a seminary course...Read more

Jun112018

IT'S ALL GOOD

I have a friend in ministry who has a wonderful habit of invariably finishing a conversation especially when talking about difficult problems or people with the words, “It is all good.” His words are based on the wonderful promise of Paul in Romans 8:28 where those loved by God are...Read more

Jun042018

WORK ON THE FUNDAMENTALS

A generation back there was a famous Hollywood actor named Spencer Tracy who starred in such notable films as "Captain's Courageous" (1937), "Father of the Bride" (1950), and "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958). Most people in that day thought he was the best actor they had ever seen....Read more

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