Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Apr022013

A RARE FIND

 

Jeb Stuart was the Civil War’s version of a B-2 Stealth Bomber. This gallant, and gusty West Point graduate had an uncanny ability to infiltrate the federal lines without being detected.  On the Confederate side he was nicknamed “the eyes of...Read more

Mar262013

EVIDENCE THAT DEMANDS A VERDICT

 

In 1876, after a conversation on a train with the noted infidel Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, General Lewis “Lew” Wallace realized that he had a pretty threadbare understanding of his own faith. Wallace was a Methodist more by circumstances,...Read more

Mar192013

CRY ME A RIVER

 

Someone has said that life is a bridge of groans over a river of tears. While that statement may be overly pessimistic, there is nevertheless more than a tinge of realism in it.  Life has a way of reducing each of...Read more

Mar122013

GIVE YOUR BEST

When Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State of the United States, an aide in the White House approached him with a report. Kissinger asked, “Is this the best you can do?” The aide sheepishly replied that he could do better. A few days later, the aide returned, and resubmitted his...Read more

Feb262013

SHOW SOME PATIENCE

Charles Simeon throughout his ministry fought the good fight of faith. He helped establish a beachhead for evangelical advance within the Church of England in the eighteenth century. From the early days of his ministry at Holy Trinity, in Cambridge, his congregation opposed his ministry. Parishioners locked their pews, and...Read more

Feb192013

NO FISHING ALLOWED

In her book Tramp for the Lord, Holocaust survivor, Corrie ten Boon, tells of revisiting Germany in 1947 to share the gospel of God’s forgiveness through faith in Christ. She recounts: “I had come from Holland to defeated Germany with the message that God forgives. It was the truth they...Read more

Feb122013

LITTLE BY LITTLE

Andrew Carnegie, the great industrialist and philanthropist, once stated in a speech before a graduating class that he thought that all young men fell into three categories: those who did not do all their duty, those who only professed to do their duty, and those who did all their duty,...Read more

Feb052013

HEAR NO EVIL

In his famous lectures to the ministerial students of Spurgeon’s College, the great English Baptist, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, was fond of saying, “that a minister ought to have one blind eye, and one deaf ear.” According to Spurgeon, survival in the ministry required a pastor to look past the faults...Read more

Jan292013

SEEING STRAIGHT

The famed astronomer Percival Lowell spent many years studying and surveying the surface of Mars. Through this scientific pursuit he believed he saw canals of water on Mars and set about mapping them carefully. By the time Lowell published his findings, he was so eminent in his field that no...Read more

Jan232013

THE DOMINO EFFECT

In Ecclesiastes 9:18 we read that, “one sinner destroys much good.” In the wisdom and warning of this verse, Solomon reminds us about the domino effect of sin. There is a contagious power to sin that we often overlook. One sinner and one sin can inflict widespread collateral damage. As...Read more

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