Sermon Illustrations

Have you ever seen the film “Chariots of Fire” It is about a man called Eric Liddell who ran in the 1924 Olympics and won the gold medal in the 400m Eric had a passion for his running put is passion for God was stronger. Eric was to run in the 100m as this was his event , but it was being held on a Sunday and because he was a Christian he refused to run. In the film he was brought into a meeting and was but under a lot of pressure but he stood his ground. He was prepared to give up his dream because his passion for God was greater than a race. In the end he ran in the 400m The day of 400 meters race came, and as Liddell went to the starting blocks, an American masseur slipped a piece of paper in his hand with a quotation from 1 Samuel 2:30, "Those who honour me I will honour." Liddell ran with that piece of paper in his hand. He not only won the race but broke the existing world record with a time of 47.6 seconds.