Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Nov082011

PROOF OF BIRTH (Part 2)

The story is told of the daughter who thought that it was time for her aging and widowed mother to get on with life, so she set her up on a blind date with an elderly gentleman friend. When her mother returned after the evening out, her daughter asked how...Read more

Oct252011

THE HIDING PLACE

David McCullough’s book, The Great Bridge, tells an engaging and enlightening story about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which arches the East River and joins Manhattan to Brooklyn. In June 1872, the chief engineer of the project wrote, “To much of the public that might imagine that no work...Read more

Sep202011

DO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

The tragedy of the Titanic’s demise in 1912 is the sad story of the ship’s glancing blow against an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean due to carelessness. The rub up against the iceberg caused a series of fatal puncture holes or gashes beneath the water line. The ship began...Read more

Sep132011

IN THE KNOW

A man in New York City had a wife who had a cat. Actually, the cat had her. She loved the cat. She stroked it, combed its fur, fed and pampered it. The man detested the cat. He was allergic to cat hair; he hated the smell of the litter...Read more

Sep062011

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

What is the best way to reach the world for Christ? The answer to that question is one home and one heart at a time! Evangelism that is up close and personal is still the best method of reaching the lost. Statistics continue to show that a majority of people...Read more

Aug302011

POINTS OF REFERENCE

Once, in reply to a delegation of bank presidents who urged whether it was not time to give up all thought of the Union, President Abraham Lincoln told the following story:

“When I was a young man in Illinois I boarded for a time with the deacon of a...Read more

Aug232011

THE BLESSING OF NOT KNOWING IT ALL

The mother was waiting for her little girl to get off the bus after her first day at school. When she got off the bus, the mother asked her, “What did you learn today?” The little girl replied, “Nothing, I guess. The teacher said I have to come back tomorrow.”...Read more

Aug162011

HAVING ENOUGH

Many years ago Dr. Joseph Parker, a contemporary of C. H. Spurgeon and pastor of the famous City Temple Church, mounted the steps to his pulpit and announced his reading for the morning as Psalm 23. Slowly and distinctly he read, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.”...Read more

Aug092011

ITS ALL GOOD

I have a friend in ministry who has a wonderful habit of invariably finishing a conversation especially when talking of difficult problems or people with the words, “It is all good.” His words are based on the wonderful promise of Paul in Romans 8:28 where those loved by God are...Read more

Aug022011

PERFECT TIMING

Phillips Brooks, the former New England pulpiteer, was known for his calm demeanor. So you can guess the surprise of his associates when they found him pacing up and down the floor of his study like a lion in a cage. One of the friends asked, “What is the trouble,...Read more

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