Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Apr302018

IT’S JUST FOR ONE NIGHT

The inimitable and inspiring C. H. Spurgeon once said, “Often when I have been traveling on the Continent I have been obliged to put up at a hotel that was full, where the room was so inconvenient that it scarcely furnished any accommodations at all. But we have said, ‘Oh,...Read more

Apr162018

Access Granted

You and I live in a world of access codes, security measures, digital barriers, and restricted use. We need ID cards to enter certain buildings, we need thumbprints to access our smartphones, we need passwords to retrieve particular computer files, and we need PIN numbers to get money from our...Read more

Apr092018

Leaders Are Readers

During the war of 1812, the Congressional Library became a casualty of war and was destroyed by the British. Afterward, Thomas Jefferson sold his 6000-volume library to the government to help restart a new Library of Congress. Later he would write to his friend and colleague John Adams, “I cannot...Read more

Apr022018

DIVINE APPOINTMENT

Pat and Tina O’Neal are friends of mine who have faithfully and fruitfully served God for many years through CBMC, Christian Business Men’s Committee. Over dinner one night they told me of a time when they found themselves stranded in Johannesburg on the way home from a trip to Africa....Read more

Mar192018

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

Mar052018

Anxious For Nothing

There is a funny story about a certain woman who, for many years had trouble sleeping for fear of home invasions and burglars.  She worried that she would wake up some night to find an unwelcome stranger in her house. One night her husband heard a noise in the house...Read more

Feb262018

A Thorny Issue

It seems counterintuitive to thank God for our trials, tears, and thorns because we naturally see pain as an unwelcome guest or an unlawful intruder in our lives. Suffering and sorrow are things we find unpleasant and often pray that God would immediately remove from our lives. It is one...Read more

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