Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Apr102012

CHILDREN AT RISK

It is the duty of every parent to protect their children from harm and danger. Our children young or old are always at risk from things seen and unseen. They are at risk from germs, passing traffic, sexual predators, bad company, car accidents, unwanted pregnancy, theological error, poor choices, and...Read more

Apr032012

DONT FORGET TO TAKE THE TRASH OUT

When a man was hanging on a cross, suspended on iron spikes, he wanted one thing and one thing only, death. He thought of one person and one person only, himself. Given that reality that is what makes the seven cries of Jesus from the cross utterly incredible. Unlike all...Read more

Mar132012

LOST FOR WORDS

As a man was leaving church, he stopped to talk to his pastor and told him, “Pastor, you are smarter than Albert Einstein.” The pastor blushed and replied, “Smarter than Einstein? Einstein was one of the smartest men who ever lived. What makes you think that I am smarter than...Read more

Feb282012

THERE IS MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM

A lady went to her local bank to withdraw some money from her account. Having received it from the teller she proceeded to count it and then recount it. Wondering if he had made a mistake the teller asked, “What is it lady, isn’t it all there?” The woman snapped...Read more

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

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

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