Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Jan152013

FORGET ABOUT IT

Three sisters, ages ninety-two, ninety-four, and ninety-six, lived together. One night the ninety-six-year-old filled the bath. She put one foot in and then paused. “Was I getting in the tub or out of the tub?” she shouted to her sisters. The ninety-four-year-old yelled back, “I don’t know; I will come...Read more

Jan092013

THIS ISNT GOING TO END WELL

On October 31, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007 departed from Anchorage, Alaska, for a direct flight to Seoul, Korea. Unknown to the flight crew, the computer engaging the flight navigation system contained a one-and-a-half-degree routing error. At the point of departure, the mistake was unnoticeable. One hundred miles out, the...Read more

Dec252012

MAKING PLANS

John Chancellor, at the age of 67, was just easing his way into retirement after 43 years in the broadcasting business as a journalist. He was seen often on the NBC Nightly News. At this point in his life, there was not a cloud in the sky. All was well,...Read more

Dec192012

BEST OF ALL

John Wesley was a tireless servant of God, and a man who had little use for leisure time. Across his lifetime, this eighteenth century English evangelist planted churches, established orphanages, opposed slavery, wrote books, trained and ordained preachers. He was constantly on the move, stopping only to preach two or...Read more

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