Three years ago I had the opportunity to preach a sermon at my church in the evening service. It was great! Unfortunately (or fortunately?), the recording device did not work that night. However, I still have the notes and since this is one of my favorite passages of scripture, and I was reminded of it in Sunday School this morning, I thought I would re-read it and post it here for my reader (s?).
December 15th, 2013
Introduction: Eric Liddell
Have you heard of Eric Liddell? He is the subject of the Oscar winning movie Chariots of Fire.
Olympic Gold Medalist and record setting sprinter. Born in China and died in China at the age of 43. Refused to run in his event due to convictions about racing on Sunday. Instead ran a different and longer event and still won while also setting a world record time.
Eric left racing and followed the legacy of his parents by becoming a missionary in China. He taught English and worked in the church where his father was the pastor. He went to a poorer area to help his brother who was a doctor and was caught up in the war between the Japanese and Chinese.