Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Jul052016

ONE DAY AT A TIME

As with baseball, so with life, success is achieved not by hitting a few grand slams once in a while, but by the consistent hitting of singles and doubles each and every day. A meaningful and memorable life is nothing more than the sum total of successful years, a successful...Read more

Jun262016

KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY

“Trust God and keep your powder dry” is a saying that dates back to the English Civil war and is attributed to Oliver Cromwell. It is a statement that would remind us that faith in God does not make one irrational or irresponsible. Trusting God does not relieve the soldier...Read more

Jun202016

THIS IS GODS WORK

One of the great dangers in life is trying to do too much for God. I know it sounds heretical but there can be a serving of God that is sinful; service that makes us look big and God small. In this, we can unwittingly rob God of his glory. We...Read more

Jun062016

BE YOURSELF

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

May302016

TAKE SHELTER

Martin Niemoller was a former U-boat captain, Lutheran pastor, and one of the founders of the Confessional Church, which opposed the nazification of German Protestant churches. In 1934, Adolf Hitler summoned German church leaders to his Berlin office to bludgeon them into submission. According to Hitler, they were to confine...Read more

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