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1/4/13 at 02:28 PM 3 Comments

Tim Tebow's Testimony to Christ

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Faith and Entertainment, 2013

I love college football and basketball but above all I love Christ. When a college football star and now, NFL backup quarterback, loves Christ, it is hard not to notice. When Tim Tebow was playing for the Florida Gators, instead of putting on the gridiron black underneath his eyes, he put on Scripture. One time he put John 3:16 under his eyes and this verse was at the top of the search engine for the next 24 hours. The search engines were busier that next day than they had ever been previously over any other single Bible verse. Not only does Tim Tebow profess his faith, he displays it for the world to see.

Many Christians profess Christ, even confess Christ, but Tim Tebow possesses Christ. It is easy to see in his sportsmanship. Jesus once said that “whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matt 10:32-33). Clearly Tim Tebow is unashamed to confess Jesus to the world and he is not going to deny Christ when someone asks him about his faith. Tim Tebow is evangelistic by his very life. He displays Christ living within him by showing Him without. I could imagine Tim saying this, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Rom 1:16). It is easy to talk the talk, but to walk the walk means to be walking with God on a daily basis. That is something to emulate.

When Peter and John were being persecuted for their proclamation of Jesus Christ as Savior, it was abundantly clear that the council “saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). These men could not deny that they had been with Jesus and the council acknowledged that it took courage. It must have taken courage for the council knew that Jesus was killed for making Himself the Son of God and God of very God. By associating themselves with Christ, they risked their own lives. That is why the council was “astonished.”

Win or lose, Tim Tebow still remains a humble man and once said that if a person wants to remain humble, they must be a servant of others. He is the epitome of humility. The trophies, the status as an NFL quarterback, and of having a national spotlight has not changed the man. Christ changed this man from within and everyone can clearly see it. Tim Tebow’s testimony is that true servants of Christ, win or lose, must remain humble, thankful, and be in the Word every day. That is a powerful testimony to this man. He is more than a Christian. He is a disciple after Christ’s own heart.

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Jack Wellman is Senior Writer at What Christians Want to Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believers daily walk with God and the Bible.

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