Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Mar272017

ALL THINGS HAVE BEEN PREPARED

Some years ago I had the privilege of ministering to missionaries from across Europe who where serving under Evangelical Baptist Missions. The retreat took place in Wagrain, Austria; a beautiful town nestled amidst mountains in the region of Salzburg.  It was famous for skiing, mountain biking, and for the fact...Read more

Mar132017

LOOK WHO'S TALKING

During my time as a police officer in Northern Ireland we were shown a training video that advocated the importance of speaking positively to ourselves should we be shot or seriously injured in the line of duty. Speaking calmly, consistently, and confidently to oneself about a positive outcome was said...Read more

Feb272017

THE POVERTY OF MONEY

While the Bible sees no wrong in wealth righteously obtained and properly managed, it nevertheless points out the relative value and fleeting nature of all things material and monetary (Prov. 23:4-5). We must never trust money to yield what God alone can provide, for unlike our unfailing God, money will...Read more

Feb132017

The Priority List

Having learned that he had stage 4 brain cancer in 2006, David Menasche, a Miami High School English teacher, decided to crisscross the country tracking down his old students in order to find out if his life had made a difference in their life. Using Facebook as his primary means...Read more

Jan302017

RISE AND SHINE

There is an old preacher story about a gentleman who was walking on the east end of Glasgow, Scotland. The streets were so narrow and the tenements so high that little direct light ever reached the houses on the one side. The man’s attention was drawn to a disheveled, barefoot...Read more

Jan232017

I’M NOT LOOKING FOR YOUR APPROVAL

Following lunch with his office staff, the boss was in a rather happy mood and so thought he would roll out his latest jokes to brighten everybody’s day. With a captive audience he started to play the comic with everybody laughing loudly on cue except for one woman. Addressing the...Read more

Jan092017

READY FOR ANYTHING

If you or I were to play golf at the Calcutta Country Club and Golf Course in Calcutta, India we might need to read ground rule number ten a second time just to make sure we read it right the first time. Simply stated, it reads: “Play the ball where...Read more

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

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