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And so it was that on the morn of the 666th Monday Night Football game in the course of mankind, Timothy Richard Tebow noticed this numerical oddity and took to the mount to declare his righteousness against the mark of the beast.
On the second Monday of October, Tebow took a respite from reading his papyrus playbook to declare his intentions for the eve: “Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight’s 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39.”
I’m down with Tebow’s religious beliefs and appreciate that he uses his forum to promote them, but I’m not sure what he was going for here. Does playing in a game number that’s identical to the mark of the beast worry him? Or is anything with the number 666 a good way to promote his faith?
The Bible verse Tebow references in the tweet says: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Tebow mentions MNF‘s 666th game, generally implying that it’s tainted by the affiliation with the second beast of Revelation. Then he quotes a passage on how nothing can come between love. If my exegesis is correct (and I did get a C+ in freshman year Bible study at Wake Forest), Tebow’s tweet unintentionally reads like a roundabout diss of Howard Cosell and Jon Gruden.
Now that he plays for the Jets, we’re sure it’s also completely accidental that the Bible verse right before Romans 8:37-39 has to do with sheeps being led to the slaughter. source – USA Today
Crowds in excess of 30,000 expected
Tim Tebow will deliver the Easter sermon on Sunday at the Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas, and the expected turnout is one more indication of Tebow’s enormous popularity.
The church told local TV station KVUE that it’s erecting bleachers on its 60-acre outdoor space for what it expects to be a crowd of as many as 30,000 people.
“Obviously it’s our Super Bowl,” said Joe Champion, pastor at the Celebration Church. “Easter is the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate in our faith.
We feel like it’s going to be a testimony to the community. We want it to be a family event.”
Tebow recently got a mani-pedi (first time I’ve ever typed that phrase) to get himself ready for the festivities, but Pastor Champion wants to make clear that it’s not all about glorifying Tebow.
“There will be the sacredness of Easter,” Champion said. “It’s not a Tim Tebow show. It’s not about a celebrity. There’s really only one celebrity that we are going to honor and highlight.” source – NBC Sports
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Tim Tebow still sharing the gospel
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
I tuned into the New York jet’s press conference on the recent acquisition of Tim Tebow, and the very first thing I heard was…
…”I am happy to stand up for the gospel of Jesus Christ.” God bless you, Tim Tebow. NTEB is happy to continue to report on your football career as you honor the Lord of Glory.
From MSNBC: Johnson said the purpose of adding Tebow is simple: He can add to what the Jets do on offense.
“I think Tim Tebow will be a good addition to the team,” Johnson said. “From a football standpoint, he adds flexibility, versatility, he’s a great athlete, he’s a big athlete. He can do a lot of things besides being quarterback, besides being the backup quarterback. I think all those things are going to make us a better and stronger team going forward. I’m excited to have him on board.”
Tebow, of course, does a lot more than just add flexibility to the offense. He also adds a whole lot of attention to the franchise. But Johnson denied that the Tebow acquisition was about selling tickets, jerseys or personal seat licenses, and he denied that the Jets are trying to take some of the attention in New York away from the Giants. source – MSNBC
The NFL’s Pigskin Prophet
All last year, there was no escaping the Main Event that was Tim Tebow. Functioning more as an evangelist than a quarterback, Tebow brought revival to Denver and made John 3:16 one of the most re-tweeted topics since Twitter began at 9,240 tweets-per-second. So now he has been traded to the New York Jets and will be a daily fixture on the back cover of the News and the Post. The only question remains is how New York will react to the NFL’s Pigskin Prophet as he continues to lift up his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Tim, NTEB supports you 100%. Stay tuned…
From PFT: One day after the Denver Broncos signed Peyton Manning as their new starting quarterback, Denver has traded Tebow to the Jets, as first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Jets will send the Broncos their fourth-round draft pick. Additionally, the Broncos will send a seventh-round pick to the Jets and receive a sixth-round pick from the Jets.
The trade ends a tenure in Denver with Tebow that was one of the most astonishing two-year stints that any player has ever had with any team. Tebow was a surprise first-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL draft, then surprisingly became the starter in the fifth game of the 2011 season, and then shockingly led the Broncos to a series of improbable comeback victories and became arguably the NFL’s biggest star.
And now Tebow is with the Jets, one of the many teams he beat with a great fourth-quarter comeback last season. It’s not clear whether the Jets plan to allow Tebow to compete for the starting job, or whether they expect him to be a wildcat quarterback, but the player who’s as famous as any in the league is now in the Big Apple.
source – PFT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — This weekend, the long lines, huge crowds and jersey-clad sports fans in Las Vegas were jockeying for a chance to get into church.
An estimated 20,000 people, including one family that arrived at 4 a.m. Saturday to be the first in line, showed up at Canyon Ridge Christian Church over the weekend to hear Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow share about faith and football.
“You get bashed against the rocks sometimes,” Tebow said Sunday at one of the church’s four weekend services. “But when you have a relationship with Christ … One of my favorite quotes is, ‘I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds it.’ I know what my rock is. I know who’s holding my future.”
Tebow has attracted immense media scrutiny for his unconventional throwing style and his outspoken Christian faith. His routine of dropping to a knee after a touchdown has evolved into a cultural phenomenon dubbed “Tebowing.” He coached senior pastor Kevin Odor on how to strike the prayer pose during their interview-style talks on the church stage.
“One of the reasons I get on a knee is because that’s a form of humbling yourself,” Tebow explained. “I want to humble myself before the Lord and say thank you for this opportunity. Thank you for letting me play the game I love.”
The 24-year-old talked about the Bible verses written in the eye black he wears during the game — he said he was shocked that 94 million people did a Google search for “John 3:16″ after he wore it during the 2009 national championship. He talked about his teammates teasing him for not cursing on the field.
And he discussed his visits to orphans, hospitalized children and jails.
He visits death row inmates “just to shake their hand or give them a hug when I’m not supposed to, because the guards get mad, to show them someone still cares and loves them and that God forgives them and still wants a relationship with them. It’s one of the coolest things I get to do.”
Beyond the Tebow-mania in the church auditorium and the overflow tent on the Las Vegas campus, Odor said more than 1,000 people had logged on to the church’s website to watch a live feed of one Saturday night service, hailing from far-flung countries including Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The honorarium Tebow received for speaking at the church is being donated to his foundation, which is building a hospital in the Philippines. source – CBS Local Vegas
Tebow’s appearance at an organized revival cancelled
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
NTEB sources close to the Tebow family tell us that Tim was raised and is a Baptist. We also want our readers to know that we consider men like Rod Parsley and Kenneth Copeland to be nothing more than actors, albeit bad ones, fleecing the flock. The Lord spared Tebow from being involved with something he surely would have come to regret.
From HuffPost: Tim Tebow has canceled an appearance at a revival organized by a controversial Ohio preacher, a spokesman for the star athlete said Wednesday.
The Denver Broncos quarterback and dedicated Christian had been scheduled to speak at a three-day Columbus event in March led by televangelist Rod Parsley.
Tebow’s brother Robbie said in a phone interview that he was canceling the talk. Robbie Tebow said his brother’s speakers’ bureau hadn’t researched the event before saying yes to the invitation.
“I know for a fact that Tim is not going to be a part of it,” Robbie Tebow said. “That’s being resolved.”
Controversial prosperity gospel preaching
Parsley teaches that God wants the faithful to be rich. Last year, he asked followers to donate more than $1 million to ward off satanic attacks.
Parsley’s gathering is called “Contending for the Faith Weekend.” Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who also preaches the prosperity gospel, is another featured speaker, according to the event website.
Mark Youngkin, a spokesman for Parsley, said the quarterback has a contract with the event organizers, who have asked Tebow to reconsider. Youngkin said national advertising for the event had just been approved Tuesday. – Source - HuffPost
How it almost never was
In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child.
Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted.
Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.
While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines . He also plays football.
Pam’s son is Tim Tebow
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