Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy


Promises, Promises

When the pioneering missionary Hudson Taylor opened a bank account for the China Inland Mission, the application form required the applicant to list its assets. Taylor reportedly stated the sum total of the missions’ assets as: “Ten pounds and all the promises of God.” When Adoniram Judson, the first Baptist...Read more


The Unwanted Gift

The great Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon liked to tell the story of a renowned painter plying his craft on a high platform in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. While admiring and assessing his work, the painter backed up inch by inch to appreciate the whole. Without knowing it, he...Read more


Getting Behind The Leader

Every pastor would be well served if his people adopted the prayer of the late Senator Robert S. Kerr from Oklahoma who prayed for himself and his pastor: “Lord, let me be a pillar of strength, to hold my pastor up, and not a thorn in the flesh to sap...Read more


Wide Awake

In his book “Simple,” author Robert Morgan talks about a little boy who said to his parents one morning, “I am not going to get out of bed until I see Jesus.” The father was naturally perplexed until the little fellow pointed to a picture on the wall, which was...Read more


An Unequal and Opposite Reaction

D. A. Carson tells the story about Ruby, a little black girl in Louisiana in 1960, when the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing in the United States. The Supreme Court had made a judgment regarding the desegregation and integration of schools in the Deep South. The implementation of...Read more


Full-Body Workout


A number of years ago, the well-known and beloved professor Howard Hendricks was teaching at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). As DTS was an all-male school at the time, the classroom was full of men who aspired to serve the Lord and exercise leadership within the church. It is...Read more


Remind Me Again

I recently read about man who lost the function of his memory due to a horrendous mix up in the operating theatre during which the wrong part of his brain was removed. In all other areas he functioned well, but he was unable to recall and remember. Therefore, every time...Read more


Willing Slaves

The late Bill Bright was a man who left a large footprint on the field of Christian service. Bill was the founder of one of the world’s largest Christian ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ, which he effectively developed and led for over fifty years. At the time of his death...Read more


Ready With An Answer

One of the men who influenced my life was an Irish Baptist pastor/church planter by the name of Jim Henry. He was a friend of my father who later became a friend of mine. Ours was a mutually enriching Paul/Timothy relationship. One of the things I loved about Jim was...Read more