Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Sep172018

Watch Your Mouth

As precious as the right to speak is, saying the right thing at the right time in the right manner is even more valuable. In this regard I like the story that comes out of the life of the great scientist Albert Einstein. Once, as a guest of honor at...Read more

Sep102018

GOOD MORNING

A PGA golfer will tell you that Thursday is a very important day in any professional golf tournament. It is the day the player needs to get off to a good start. While the tournament cannot be won on a Thursday, it can be lost. They can get so far...Read more

Sep032018

THE WRONG PLACE TO BEGIN WITH

In his book This is Living, Leonard Griffith provides us a wonderful perspective on prayer and where to begin. He writes, “Too often we start to pray at the wrong place. Prayer should begin not with ourselves but with God – a conscious awareness that we stand before Him as creatures before...Read more

Aug272018

UPDATING OUR WORSHIP

The worship offered to God in most churches on Sunday needs updating. It needs to become more contemporary, but not in the way most people think. When I talk about the need for more contemporary worship in our churches, I am not thinking in terms of a band replacing an...Read more

Aug202018

WELCOME HOME

Along with many in our nation, I sat glued to my television in March 2018 as the funeral service for the Reverend Billy Graham unfolded. It was a beautiful service where God’s servant was honored, God’s word preached, God’s grace magnified, and God’s dear Son exalted. During the service all...Read more

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

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