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Tim Tebow Delivers the Word to Fathers at Qualcomm Stadium

As reported on Friday, Tim Tebow gave a special Father’s Day sermon to those gathered at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday, which happens to be the home of the San Diego Chargers.

“It feels really good to get an applause in this stadium; it’s never happened before,” said Tebow. Of course, Tim Tebow lead the Denver Broncos to an OT win there last season. San Diego knows exactly what “Tebow Time” is, but Sunday, Tebow wanted to make it less about him and more about God. Tebow says, while the world looks at him as a football player who’s a Christian, “I look at the world and say, ‘I’m a Christian who happens to play football.”

Roughly 26,000 fans were in attendance including a large amount of fathers and sons. Some sported Tebow’s Denver Broncos and Jets’ jersey, others wore Tebow’s favorite bible scripture – John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The New York Jets’ back-up QB served as the keynote speaker in a service led by evangelical leader David Jeremiah. Tebow talked about everything from life, love, and leadership to how he handles his business as a christian that happens to play football.

“I encourage you men to get in the game and finish strong, finish strong for your family, your wife and your sons and daughters.”

“Every time I’d go to practice , I’d always think about what my dad said to me: Do I really love what I’m doing? Am I passionate about it? And am I willing to sacrifice more than everybody else is willing to sacrifice? Because those three things are really easy to say but they’re very hard to do.”

Being that I’m a christian myself, I am a Tim Tebow supporter. He’s a polarizing figure, but he doesn’t bring glory to himself. Instead, he sends all glory and praise to the Lord. People are intrigued by Tebow, and I appreciate him being bold and using this stage to relay the word of God.

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