Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Jan282019

Don't Bail Early

You may have heard the funny story of the lawyer, doctor, little boy, and priest who were up in a small plane for an afternoon flight when the aircraft developed some mechanical problems. Despite the pilot’s best efforts, the plane could not be kept airborne and so began to descend...Read more

Jan212019

The Sensible Thing To Do

Like most effective leaders, Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, the founder of Dallas Theological Seminary, was a standout character and a unique individual.  He was not cut from the same cloth as most. In proving my point, I remember reading about a banquet he was asked to speak at in Dallas. The...Read more

Jan072019

Amazing Grace

In the book Holy,Holy,Holy, R. C. Sproul tells the story of his second year in teaching. He had been assigned to teach a class on Old Testament Introduction to 250 college freshmen. As part of the coursework, Dr. Sproul required three small papers due on the 30th of September, October and...Read more

Nov192018

Don't Forget To Say Thank You

One Sunday morning following the service a woman came up to the pastor and thanked him for the encouraging and edifying sermon he had just preached. In his response he said: “Thank you, but don’t thank me, thank the Lord.” She said, “Well, I thought of that, but it wasn’t...Read more

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

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