Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Dec112012

ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE

The story is told of a time when a great Scottish preacher prayed in the morning service for rain. As he went to church in the afternoon his little daughter said, “Here is the umbrella, Papa.” The seasoned church leader looked quizzically and asked, “What do we need it for?”...Read more

Dec042012

CALLING A SPADE A SPADE

Abraham Lincoln was a man known for his wit and wisdom. On one occasion he asked a critic, “How many legs would a dog have if you counted its tail as a leg?” The man thought for a minute and then said, “Five.” “No,” retorted Lincoln! “The answer is four....Read more

Nov202012

NEW HORIZONS

Traveling by train within the Unites States, Bishop William Quayle fell into conversation with some of his fellow passengers. The bishop was not wearing his religious garb at the time, and so one of the passengers was curious to know what he did for a living. “What is your line...Read more

Nov132012

LETS GET PHYSICAL

Robert Murray McCheyne was a gifted and grace filled preacher of the gospel in Scotland. He entered Edinburgh University at the age of fourteen in 1827, after which he went on to lead a Presbyterian congregation to over a thousand by the age of twenty-three. He was used of God...Read more

Oct302012

COMPLACENCY IS A KILLER

While I was ministering at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, there was a man in our congregation who was a senior pilot with Northwest Airlines. He was among their top ten senior pilots and had some thirty years of flying the Boeing 747 around the world. One day over...Read more

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