My Thoughts on Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow, some say the greatest college football player ever. Now in the NFL, he may not be the greatest, but is becoming a pretty good professional football player. What gets Tebow the majority of attention is not his football skills, but his outspoken faith in Jesus Christ. From the video above, that appeared on ESPN a few months ago, you can see that Tebow is very outspoken and unashamed of his faith. I commend Tebow for this. It is encouraging to see professional, and college, athletes who love Jesus and are not ashamed of it.

God has given each one of His children a platform to share the Gospel. For Tebow, God has given him the platform of football and it is only logical that Tebow would use the platform God has given Him to share Jesus. We need to remember God does not just raise men and women to serve in christian ministries or local church ministries, but he raises men and women also to serve in the “secular” world. We need faithful, outspoken Christians in the world of professional sports just as we need them in the local church. Whatever your platform is, use it to share Jesus and live for Him boldly!

One last thing. Whenever you use your platform to share Jesus and live for Him boldly, expect persecution. You can see from the video that Tebow gets plenty of verbal persecution and we will too if we live for Him boldly. Jesus said this would happen in John 15:19-21. “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me,they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.”

ESPN posted a great article about Tebow that is worth reading. You can read that article here. Also, I ran across one of the best blog posts on Tebow tonight that is worth reading as well. You can read that post here.

Josh Evans, a student pastor from NC, wrote a great blog about his thoughts on Tim Tebow. I highly recommend you read this post and hear what Josh has to say. Good stuff! Click here to read that post.

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Austin McCann

Austin is the student ministries director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, OH. He has a BA from Piedmont International University in Christian Ministries with a student ministries focus. He also has Master of Arts in Religion with a Christian leadership focus from Liberty University School of Divinity. Austin enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball & golf, spending time with his wife, and sharing the Gospel with students and helping them live a Bible centered life.

8 thoughts on “My Thoughts on Tim Tebow”

  1. Austin a great reminder….. one of the biggest reasons those who serve students need to help each of them find their voice…. not every one is a Tim Tebow but all of us are uniquely designed by God to carry his message as we fulfill His design in our lives! Band, babysitting, art or gaming, academics, what ever our skills “…do all to the glory of God.” Help them discover theirs!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I really like what you said about helping students “find their voice.” LIke you said, they are not all like Tim Tebow, but they all have a platform and it’s our job to help them find that platform and encourage them to use it!

  2. Hey Austin, I have to tell you that it’s great to see people out there not afraid of what they believe and not afraid to be confident that they will hold up to that standard. I think the biggest fear of a Christian today is that people will find out who they “truly” are, because they do not “truly” live out the faith that they claim to believe.

    Sports athletes are on the top of that list, because they know that as soon as they fail, the whole world will laugh and call them a hypocrite. Tim Tebow no matter what you think of him has shown that he is confident in his faith, because he is confident in his lifestyle. Will he fall, doesn’t matter, the bible is filled with people who were Godly men and fell, repented and still continued to be strong in their faith. The real question is, will he make a difference and if he continues to be faithful to his calling, then he will!!!

    We all need to be as confident in our lifestyles as Tim Tebow and live out our faith. Will there be haters YES, will there be critics, YES, will they matter in eternity, NO, but the Word of God will. Thumbs up to Mr. Tebow for realizing that fact and jumping into the furnace not afraid of the flames, but more afraid of the One who creates them.

    1. Thanks Scott for reading this post as well leaving a comment. Your thoughts are right on and I loved what you said at the end about Tebow not being afraid of the flames, but of the One who created him! Great stuff man!

  3. Austin, I am encouraged when I hear of young people sharing their faith in such a bold way. “The righteous are as bold as a lion.” I pray that Tim will find a way to share that “his righteousness” is not from his own but that it comes from Christ alone, according to Philippians 3:9. This is the first time I heard of Tim, and I owe to your blog! Thanks! Karen

  4. I have watches, (when I could) Tim Tebow from early on in college. I made a point to single him out to my daughter, about the same age as Tim, a few years ago. I told her as the game was ending, watch, he will give honor and praise to the Lord, before he says anything else and true to form, he did. I could tell my daughter was impressed by it. It is great to have a person like Tim, to point your children and grandchildren to.
    I like Kurt Warner also, despite the comments he made about Tebow. I know Kurt is a strong believer too, I remember him being pretty outspoken at the beginning. He is a good man, but I think he was not correct in his comments about Tim Tebow.

    1. It is encouraging to have role models we can point our children to. It’s also encouraging young women can look to men like Tebow and see what a Godly, Christian man looks like. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post and leaving a comment!

      Austin

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