Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Mar192018

KEEP KNOCKING

William Temple, 98th Archbishop of Canterbury, famously said: “Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance but the laying hold of His willingness.” In these words we are reminded that we should never be afraid to pray to God or hesitate to ask for His help. God does not have...Read more

Mar052018

Anxious For Nothing

There is a funny story about a certain woman who, for many years had trouble sleeping for fear of home invasions and burglars.  She worried that she would wake up some night to find an unwelcome stranger in her house. One night her husband heard a noise in the house...Read more

Feb262018

A Thorny Issue

It seems counterintuitive to thank God for our trials, tears, and thorns because we naturally see pain as an unwelcome guest or an unlawful intruder in our lives. Suffering and sorrow are things we find unpleasant and often pray that God would immediately remove from our lives. It is one...Read more

Feb122018

CHOOSE HAPPINESS

What if I told you generally speaking, that most people are as happy as they have made their minds up to be? What if I proposed to you that most of our days are what we “will” them to be? The point I am driving at is that to rejoice...Read more

Jan222018

PREFERRED READING

From my earliest days as a Christian, I have been greatly helped by the writings of Harry Ironside, former pastor of Moody Church. He seemed to be a man of the people and he certainly was a man of the Word. His public ministry was one of Bible exposition. Encouraged...Read more

Jan082018

You Are Being Followed

During the fall of 1974, President Gerald Ford’s son Michael Ford along with his wife Gayle attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the Boston area. Because his father occupied the Oval Office at the time, Michael had to have two Secret Service agents with him at all times. They tried to...Read more

Dec242017

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

Dec112017

Follow Along

The Jewish American comedian Sam Levenson once recalled that his over-protective mother walked lockstep with him on his very first day of school insisting on talking to the teacher before she returned home.  Levenson said that, among other things, his mother told the teacher that if he was a naughty...Read more

Nov202017

SO FAR - SO GOOD

Upon her husband’s death, a woman learned that he had left her a moderate financial legacy of $20,000. Shortly after the funeral the woman informed a friend that she was broke. The friend was surprised and inquired as to what had happened to the $20,000. The widow answered, “Well, the...Read more

Nov062017

Take The Next Step

As June and I visit the land of Israel with many members of my home church, the places I have studied in Scripture seem to come alive more than usual. The events that are chronicled from God’s Word and the lessons they have provided across the centuries are brought afresh...Read more

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