Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Feb142012

AND EVERYBODY SAID AMEN

Uncle Irv was not noted for his religious devotion but he needed one million dollars to clinch a real estate deal. So he went down to his local synagogue to pray for the money. By chance he knelt down next to a man who was praying for one hundred dollars...Read more

Feb072012

SLEEP WELL

The news of Japan’s surprise and savage attack upon the American fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was a bittersweet affair to the British wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill. Bitter in the sense that he mourned the great loss of ships and sailors in this unprovoked attack! Sweet...Read more

Jan312012

UPDATING OUR WORSHIP

The worship offered to God in most churches on Sunday needs updating. It needs to become more contemporary, but not in the way most people think. When I talk about the need for more contemporary worship in our churches, I am not thinking in terms of a band replacing an...Read more

Jan102012

IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE

They say that you cannot be in two places at once, but that is not strictly true when it comes to the Christian. A look at Paul’s introduction in his letter to the Colossians points to the fact that every church and every Christian has two homes, and two habitats....Read more

Dec212011

GOD WITH SKIN ON

A little fellow put to bed one night couldn’t sleep. After some twisting and turning, he eventually slipped into a slumber only to awaken screaming by the horrors of a nightmare. His father rushed upstairs to assure him that everything was fine, but the shadows on the wall plus the...Read more

Nov222011

DONT FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU

One Sunday morning following the service a woman came up to the pastor and thanked him for the encouraging and edifying sermon he had just preached. In his response he said: “Thank you, but don’t thank me, thank the Lord.” She said, “Well, I thought of that, but it wasn’t...Read more

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

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

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