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rosco 357


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MY Words, i got this in email, i did not know where to post it, sports??? but decided it was to important for that, i feel if u ask tim tebow what is the most important thing in his life, his answer will not be football, this is probably the most gifted athlete that plays football, that there has been. he has a future that probably will surpass the many greats that have gone before him. i pray he stays healthy. as we see athletes in the past few days are not as they seem. my hope is Tim can by his faith and ability help kids of all colors and all statuses in life have the class and faith he has..i hope he has a long career, because i know his influence will be more valuable than what he does on the field. take care

The Gospel on Offense - The Faith of Tim Tebow

by Mark Earley

America's largest church has a capacity to hold 16,000. But while Tim

Tebow may not be a preacher, when he runs into the University of

Florida's football Stadium - affectionately known as "The Swamp" - his

congregation numbers just over 90,000. And you can bet they're hearing

Tim's message.


It's not just that this University of Florida quarterback

wears Bible verses etched into his “eye-black” on game days. Tim Tebow has

been making headlines for more than simply his Heisman Trophy win as a

sophomore and his two national championships. This summer the New York

Times, GQ, and Sports Illustrated, all covered the quarterback's strong

Christian faith.


Last year, when the Florida Gators won the national championship, the

pre-game show followed Tim into a local Florida prison where he can

regularly be found sharing his testimony and preaching the Gospel.

And this top-notch athlete, who spends his spring breaks and summers

ministering to orphans in the Philippines has actually helped change

the culture of the University of Florida . According to

Sports Illustrated, "Since Tebow's arrival on campus, and in large part

because of him, the University has launched a series of

community-service initiatives." Even coach Urban Meyer has taken his

family on a "Tebow-inspired mission trip to the Dominican Republic ."


The press seems to be fascinated with outspoken Christian quarterbacks

like Tim Tebow; Sam Bradford, the 2008 Heisman winner; and now USC's

Matt Barkley. Only a few decades ago, it would have been taken for

granted that these would be the kinds of fellows any father would want

his daughter to marry. Now they are put under the microscope as some

kind of curious anomaly-well-known athletes who actually exhibit character.


In our doped-up, mug-shot celebrity culture, sadly these young men do

look a little out of step. And that's to our culture's shame. Perhaps

that is why last year when the press asked Tim Tebow a rather

impertinent question - they were more embarrassed by the response than

he was. It was at a Southeastern Conference news media event where one

reporter asked in front of the crowded room, "Are you a virgin?"

Tim answered with an unequivocal yes and had yet another platform to

explain how his faith impacts every area of his life.


That platform for sharing the Gospel is exactly what Tim's parents

prayed for before he was born. Tim's father, Bob, a missionary in the

Philippines, had been weeping over the millions of babies aborted in

America.

It was then that he prayed, "God, if you give me a son, if you

give me Timmy, I'll raise him to be a preacher."


Soon after, when Pam Tebow learned she was expecting, the parents'

faith was put to the test. After a series of grave complications,

doctors encouraged them to abort the child. They refused. Born small

and weak, Timmy struggled from the beginning. But his dad continued to

tell him, "God's got a purpose for you, and at some point, He's going

to call you to preach."


Dad was right. God's message would come through the roar of the crowd,
beamed to millions via satellite. But little did they know, Tim would

don a jersey, not robes, and use a stadium for his pulpit.


Tim's a great example of an opportunity every believer has - to put our

faith to work on the field of play where God has gifted us and called us.

"Right is right, even if everyone
is against it, and wrong is wrong,
even if everyone is for it." William Penn

If you do not stand firm in your faith,
you will not stand at all.
Isaiah 7:9 NIV

gypsy


Moderator
Thumbs up Rosco!!
Very nice read,I do like this person Tebow
I have read many good things about him.. I enjoyed this article Immensely.

runawayhorses


Owner
Nice, good post rosco.

gypsy


Moderator
Do you think Tebow will go pro?

rosco 357


Veteran
u dont have to even ask that, sure, thats a given, its who he will will play for is the question, he will make big bucks,

gypsy


Moderator
well i didn't know, so the best way to find out is ask~ i hadn't read anything stating he would~I am sure he will be in great demand

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