Chariots of Fire is the true story of “the man who wouldn’t run on a Sunday.” It tells the story of two great British athletes training for the 1924 Olympics: Christian missionary Eric Liddell and equally talented Harold Abrahams. Liddell and Abrahams take two very different approaches to their running: Abrahams finds his identity in it, and Liddell does it to the glory of God. This sermon reviews the film and draws out amazing lessons and examples of what faithfulness to God looks like in action.
This popular film tells the story of Maria von Trapp, who learned to “seek God’s will and do it whole-heartedly.” Learn what’s true and what isn’t in the story, and be blessed by all the Biblical principles throughout the film (except the crazy ideas found in those two songs they added to the film version of the Broadway musical!)
From time to time we find it fun to preach from the Bible and use a contemporary movie to illustrate what we’re preaching. We call it “At the Movies” and we actually make popcorn after the services! This message is the first of two “At the Movies” and we’re using the Hunger Games film, “Mockingjay Part 1” to illustrate 2 Corinthians 5:12-20. The question really is: “Are you living for a purpose greater than yourself?”