Only One Life: The Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell

 

“In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

-Eric Liddell

 

Nicknamed the “Flying Scotsman,” Eric Liddell was one of the best known Christians of the 20th century. His stunning Olympic victory was showcased in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. (Some of the folks at our church in Sydney Mines have enjoyed watching this film.) But Eric’s greatest triumph was yet to come.

Here is the inspiring story of Eric Liddell.

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The Story Behind “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth…
 
This charming carol was penned by the Irishman James Montgomery. We like to sing it during the Christmas season at our church in North Sydney. James was an underdog, who struggled in school and lost his parents when he was only 12. Yet God took this boy from humble beginnings and used him to do great things. Here is the story behind his best-known poem, “Angels, From the Realms of Glory.”

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The Bible Stands

 
It’s a Book that has transformed millions of lives. Thousands of early manuscripts attest to its validity.Yet this Book has also been the target of organized persecution. Countless copies have been burned, defaced, and otherwise destroyed. Yet the Bible has always stood firm. 

 

God promised, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” (Isaiah 40:8) At our church in Sydney Mines, we believe that God will always preserve His Word.

 

Here are just three examples of how God preserved His Word throughout history.

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