Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Aug082016

PAY ATTENTION

Some years ago I attended a pastor’s conference at Cedarville University and heard Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Seminary, tell this story.Read more

Jul312016

A THOUSAND DEATHS

George Mueller was a man in England with a very large footprint of gospel impact across the nineteenth century. He partnered with D. L. Moody, preached for C. H. Spurgeon, and inspired the missionary endeavors of Hudson Taylor. Across his lifetime he cared for over 10,000 orphans and inspired others...Read more

Jul252016

ITS OFF TO WORK WE GO

Like all good Israelites, the writer of Proverbs 14:23 assumes the place, dignity, and validity 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 the doctrine of...Read more

Jul192016

I STAND CORRECTED

A man was on the practice golf course when the club pro brought another man out for a lesson. The pro watched the man swing several times and then began making some suggestions as to how the fellow could improve his game. But each time the pupil interrupted with his...Read more

Jul122016

TRULY HAPPY

Some time ago an English newspaper asked this question of its readers, “Who are the happiest people on earth?” These were the four prize-winning answers: 1. A craftsman or artist whistling over a job well done; 2. A child building sand castles; 3. A mother bathing her baby after a...Read more

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