Going for Gold – The Life of Eric Liddell

May 17, 2012 by



The Irish Open, Euro 2012 and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. Those who participate in these events will already have shown a high degree of commitment to their sport. For some their sport, and winning, is just about everything. But is there something more important than winning? Yes! In 1924 Eric Liddell was favourite to win the 100 metres but turned down the opportunity to run in that event because the heats were to be run on a Sunday. Undoubtedly Liddell had his priorities right. He was concerned to honour God in all that he did, not just pay lip service to Him and then do his own thing. More important than any earthly prize is the reward that Christ will give to those who have committed their lives to Him and been transformed by His grace.


With the Olympic flame visiting Portrush and the Olympic games only a few weeks away it is fitting that we look at the life of Eric Liddell, gold medal winner in 1924 and brought to our attention in the film “Chariots of Fire”. What can we learn from his life and the choices he made?

You are invited to a public meeting at 8pm on Friday 1st June in the Girvan Room, Portrush Town Hall when Rev. Philip Moffett will give an illustrated talk on the life of Eric Liddell.

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