Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Sep112017

FIGHT SONGS

From the beginning of time immemorial, men have gone to war with the sound of music ringing in their ears and echoing in their hearts. The drum, the fife, and the bugle have all been effective weapons of war. History shows us that military bands and tunes have steeled nerves,...Read more

Sep042017

THE FIRST THING TO DO IS NOTHING

One of the hardest lessons for us to learn in our walk with God is that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing; nothing in the sense that we actively wait for God to do that which allows us to do more for His kingdom and glory. There is...Read more

Aug282017

SURE THING

Many years ago Robertson McQuilkin preached at a Bible Conference in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, and while there, gently rebuked God’s people for the bad habit of placing the but in the wrong place when speaking of the Lord.  During one particular morning devotion he said, “Is the Lord meeting...Read more

Aug212017

CARRY YOUR OWN BAGS

Paul Powell tells the story of Beverly King, who at one point was the richest man in Graham, Texas. Powell’s presence was large in Graham since he owned the hotel, was a big-time stockholder and director at the bank, not to mention other business interests. Yet for all his money...Read more

Aug142017

GOOD GOOD FATHER

The story is told of the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther finding a farmer by the side of the road looking as if the whole world had just caved in on top of him. The man looked awfully anxious! Luther, inquiring about his condition asked, “Why do you look so depressed?”...Read more

Aug072017

I’m Out Of Here

Funny man and humorist Jack Handley once wrote about being the target of bullies at school and how they would ambush him on the playground and nab his lunch money. As a countermeasure, he enrolled in an after school program that specialized in teaching the art of self-defense. But after...Read more

Jul312017

Please Use Responsibly

Some years ago a story came out of Florida that illustrates the lengths to which people will go to have their desires met. According to this story, a twenty-seven-year-old woman in Fort Pierce, Florida, entered a MacDonald’s to order a 10-piece McNugget meal. After waiting in line for some time,...Read more

Jul172017

YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

A couple of years back a friend told me a story about a pastor we both knew from Northern Ireland. The story centered on the fact that this particular pastor was unwilling to cancel the midweek service in spite of the expectation that few people would be in attendance since...Read more

Jun262017

PLEADING THE FIFTH

As someone who once lived in Britain but who now lives in the United States, I have always enjoyed reading about how the British view America and Americans. Churchill reportedly said of America, “Their toilet roll is too thin and their newspapers too thick.” On another occasion having watched a...Read more

Jun192017

HAPPENING NOW

I like a good movie, especially an action adventure. I love the unfolding of the mystery, the pursuit, the tension between good and evil, the emerging hero, and the triumphant ending. Yet if I might play the role of a movie critic for a moment, I have found some good...Read more

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