Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy

Mar072022

Talking Things Up

In 1856, Andrew Bonar, brother of the hymnwriter Horatius Bonar and the close friend of Robert Murray McCheyne, became pastor of a new church on Finnieston Street in a needy area of Glasgow. God multiplied his efforts and blessed the work.  Before long, what had begun as a small and struggling...Read more

Feb212022

You Need To Listen More

My friend Stephen Davey tells the story of the husband who, knowing his wife’s birthday was just around the corner, asked her with some attempted subtlety, “Honey, if you could have one wish, what would you want?” She thought for a moment, then laughed and said, “I would love to...Read more

Feb072022

Here Comes Trouble

Have you noticed recently that the good guys are now the bad guys? That Christianity is portrayed and ridiculed as being on the wrong side of history?  That Christian views on salvation, marriage, and gender, are not seen as merely false, but as dangerous; opinions not to be considered but censored?...Read more

Jan242022

I'll Prove It

In her book A Lamp unto My Feet, Elisabeth Elliott writes in connection with the tragic loss of her husband at a relatively young age: “Repeatedly I am asked variations of this question: Did the Lord comfort you, or were you sometimes lonely or sad? It is not an either/or thing. If...Read more

Jan032022

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

Dec202021

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 due to  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

Dec062021

The Christmas Rush

In a message on Christmas, John MacArthur tells the story of a wealthy Boston family who invited friends and family to a christening. The party was to take place at their magnificent mansion in celebration of the birth of this precious little one. A half-hour into the party, when it...Read more

Nov222021

Living Well

In a classic “Peanuts” comic strip, Charlie Brown turns to Lucy for some psychiatric help and psychological relief. Plaintively he asks, “What can you do when you don’t fit in? What can you do when life seems to be passing you by?” Lucy leads Charlie away from her booth and...Read more

Nov082021

You Need Help

There is a famous story of Roland, an officer in the army of Charlemagne. He was in charge of the rear guard of the army, and he was suddenly caught by the Saracens at Roncesvalles. The battle was hot and heavy with Roland and his men facing terrible odds. Now...Read more

Oct252021

Stay Put

Someone once asked a desert monk, Abba Anthony, “What must one do to please God?”  The first two parts of his response were expected: First, always be aware of God’s presence, and second, obey God’s Word. But the third caught people off guard: “Wherever you find yourself - do not easily...Read more

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