Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • Ignorant of the Truth: A sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones +

    "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto Read More
  • I Am A Debtor: A sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones +

    Paul was a man who could stand without any fear and without any apology in Athens on Mars' Hill. There Read More
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Chariots of Fire is the based-on-fact 1981 movie of two runners, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who train to compete in the 100-meter sprint in the 1924 Olympic games. Abrahams, played by Ben Cross, is a English nonreligious Jew who is a student at Cambridge just after WWI. Liddell, played by Ian Charleson, is a Christian Scot and former rugby star who is expected to take over his father’s religious mission in China. Both are driven to win a gold medal at the Paris Olympics, but for different reasons.

Abrahams views winning as vindication for the discrimination he faces as a Jew. Liddell senses God made him “to run fast” as a way to honor Him. As they travel to Paris for the Olympic games, Liddell learns that the race will be run on Sunday, and it is his conviction that he cannot run on the Sabbath. He is pressured to honor king and country above God but maintains his resolve. Finally a compromise is worked out to compete in a race for which he has not trained. This is an outstanding movie contrasting a man with a temporal worldview of life against that of a man with God’s view of life in eternity. This is a great movie for small group discussion. Acts 17:11 web has a good Bible study based on this movie.

Chariots of Fire is the based-on-fact 1981 movie of two runners, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who train to compete in the 100-meter sprint in the 1924 Olympic games. Abrahams, played by Ben Cross, is a English nonreligious Jew who is a student at Cambridge just after WWI. Liddell, played by Ian Charleson, is a Christian Scot and former rugby star who is expected to take over his father’s religious mission in China. Both are driven to win a gold medal at the Paris Olympics, but for different reasons.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • He Washed It White As Snow: Jesus Paid It All +

    Kristian Stanfill performing. I hear the Savior say Thy strength indeed is small Child of weakness watch and pray Find Read More
  • The Doctrine of Satan and Demons: Wayne Grudem (outline) +

    The following is an outline from Wayne Grudem for chapter 20 of his book, Systematic Theology, dealing with Satan and Read More
  • The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (complete) +

    THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C. S. LEWIS Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford TO J. R. R. TOLKIEN "The best way Read More
  • The Screwtape Letters: Outline +

    Chapter Outline Preface: Introducing the conceit that the letters were "found" and are "true", although Lewis takes care to point Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Postmodern Holiness by Dallas Willard +

    What does it mean to be holy? Read More
  • Reflections on John 14 by Dallas Willard +

    Lecture entitled "Reflections on John 14"delivered at Azusa Pacific University, Read More
  • Francis Chan: Sermon on Holiness +

    Francis Chan discusses the importance of holiness, the need to follow the word of God to have our prayers heard.  Read More
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