Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Dec192016

A RARE FIND

Jeb Stuart was the Civil War’s version of a B-2 Stealth Bomber. This gallant and gutsy West Point graduate had an uncanny ability to infiltrate the federal lines without being detected.  On the Confederate side he was nicknamed “the eyes of the army,” and was unquestionably one of General Robert...Read more

Dec062016

AWAITING AN ANSWER

Howard Hendricks, the beloved professor at Dallas Theological Seminary who is now with the Lord, loved to tell this story about himself and unanswered prayer. When Hendricks was a young man and unmarried he became aware that several mothers in his church had set their caps on him on behalf...Read more

Nov212016

GET RID OF IT

I am sure, like me that you’ve never seen a marathon runner enter a serious race dressed in a heavy raincoat, workman’s jeans, and a pair of hobnail boots. Given the length of a marathon is 26 miles, given the enormous strain the body will encounter in the thick of...Read more

Oct312016

YOU SING HARMONY AND I’LL SING BASS

The book of Revelation is a very noisy book. It resounds to the clatter of the thunderbolts of God’s wrath poured out upon an unbelieving world. From start to finish it echoes the sound of war, earthquakes, and demonic beasts. Ironically, for all its blood and thunder it is essentially...Read more

Oct182016

LET’S GET PHYSICAL

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

Oct032016

YOU NEED TO GET OUT MORE

On a recent TV quiz show in the United Kingdom named University Challenge, one of the teams represented was a British theological college. They fared well against their opponents and were able to answer most of the questions on philosophy and religion with a good degree of accuracy. But on...Read more

Sep302016

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 that house. They meet with the bank...Read more

Sep192016

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

Sep082016

SICK OF IT

Are you sick of being sick, sick of doctor’s visits, sick of painful treatments, sick of watching life go by, sick of feeling weak, sick of having to be on the receiving end of peoples sympathy, and sick of hopes raised and hopes dashed? The fact is that sickness is...Read more

Aug232016

YOU'LL GET IT WHEN YOU NEED IT

Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and sister, courageously hid Jews in their home during the Second World War. Her family was betrayed and handed over to the Germans, and they were sent to the notorious Ravensbruck concentration camp. During her time there, Corrie...Read more

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