Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy

Dec042012

CALLING A SPADE A SPADE

Abraham Lincoln was a man known for his wit and wisdom. On one occasion he asked a critic, “How many legs would a dog have if you counted its tail as a leg?” The man thought for a minute and then said, “Five.” “No,” retorted Lincoln! “The answer is four....Read more

Nov202012

NEW HORIZONS

Traveling by train within the Unites States, Bishop William Quayle fell into conversation with some of his fellow passengers. The bishop was not wearing his religious garb at the time, and so one of the passengers was curious to know what he did for a living. “What is your line...Read more

Nov132012

LETS GET PHYSICAL

Robert Murray McCheyne was a gifted and grace filled preacher of the gospel in Scotland. He entered Edinburgh University at the age of fourteen in 1827, after which he went on to lead a Presbyterian congregation to over a thousand by the age of twenty-three. He was used of God...Read more

Oct302012

COMPLACENCY IS A KILLER

While I was ministering at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, there was a man in our congregation who was a senior pilot with Northwest Airlines. He was among their top ten senior pilots and had some thirty years of flying the Boeing 747 around the world. One day over...Read more

Oct232012

IT COMES WITH A GUARANTEE

When a young couple gets married, they immediately dream of getting their own house. They work hard, and set about saving their money for a down payment on their dream house. Finally the day arrives when they draw up the papers to buy the house. They meet with the bank...Read more

Oct022012

THE FIRST PLACE

Gandhi was a great admirer of Christ. He considered the life of Christ a beautiful example of the perfect man. He was deeply impressed by Christ’s teaching on the Sermon on the Mount and sought to follow its message. He viewed Christ as the embodiment of sacrifice, and a great...Read more

Sep182012

MAKE YOUR MIND UP AND GET ON WITH IT

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip and during the night Holmes said, “Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.” Holmes then asked, “And what does that tell you?” Watson reflected and responded,...Read more

Aug212012

PAY ATTENTION

Some years ago I attended a Pastor’s Conference at Cedarville University in Ohio and heard Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Seminary, tell the following story. On a particular day, a successful executive was speeding down a street in his fancy new Jag watching for children that might dart out in...Read more

Aug142012

ITS OFF TO WORK WE GO

Like all good Israelites, the writer of Proverbs 14:23 assumes the place, dignity and validly of all types of work. “In all (kinds of) labor there is profit.” The place and necessity of work is assumed throughout the Old Testament. This appreciation for work grew out of their doctrine of...Read more

Jul032012

BE YOURSELF

One of the keys to success in life is to live the life God has planned for us, and to be ourselves, and not someone else! Yet, people often spent their lives wishing they had someone else’s looks, family, job or abilities instead of their own. An example of this...Read more

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