Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Patience

  • For Your Patience and Your Kindness: Hosanna by Kirk Franklin +

    The angels bow down at the thought of You The darkness gives way to the light for You The price Read More
  • Fruit of Patience by Sylvia Gunter +

    Beloved child of God, listen to your Father's heart and his ways for you in Galatians 5:22-23,25. "But the fruit 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

  • The Lives of the Mystics-an interview with Emilie Griffin +

    An interview with Emilie Griffin—author of the new book Wonderful and Dark Is This Road—on the lives of Mystics and how they Read More
  • We Shall All Be Reunited by Patty Griffin +

    Where is now my father's familyThat was here so long ago?Sitting 'round the kitchen firesideBrightened by the ruddy glow Read More
  • Doorways into the prayer life by Emilie Griffin +

    Emilie Griffin spoke at a 1999 Renovaré International Conference Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster +

    The Path to Spiritual Growth The book on spiritual disciplines. Read More
  • Spiritual Classics, Richard Foster and Emilie Griffiin +

    Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines Good collection of essays, saints throughout the ages. A Read More
  • Prayer by Richard Foster +

    A prayer Richard Foster uses when beginning a time of contemplation: By the authority of Almighty God, I surround myself Read More
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