Tebow continues bold proclamation of faith in another improbable win

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By Mark Ellis

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After a lackluster performance in the first three quarters of play, Quarterback Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a come-from-behind win in overtime to beat Chicago 13-10.

After the game, Tebow – the son of missionaries in the Philippines– did not hesitate to place credit where credit is due. “First and foremost I have to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and thank my teammates,” he told Fox sports. “It’s an unbelievable feeling.”

Tebow has attracted his share of detractors who fault his skills as a quarterback and the boldness of his witness for Jesus Christ. But even the naysayers are beginning to believe in the miracle worker who has now won six straight. The Broncos are 7-1 since the team promoted Tebow to starting quarterback in October.

“You have something special when nothing is going right but you continue to believe and continue to get together and you encourage one another,” he said. With two minutes remaining in the game, Denver was down by 10 points. In the first three quarters, Tebow had completed only three of 16 passes, an uninspiring display.

Yet in the clutch, as the clock ticked down to the final minutes, the heart of a champion and his abundant faith buoyed the team.

Tebow was aided by kicker Matt Prater’s foot, as he crushed a 59-yard field goal to send the game into overtime.

There were also two improbable mistakes in the final minutes by Chicago’s Marion Barber. He ran the ball out of bounds, which stopped the clock, a foolish error that aided Denver and helped send the game into overtime. Then he fumbled the ball during overtime, which paved the way for a field goal opportunity by Denver.

Kicker Matt Prater sailed a 51-yard field goal through the uprights to win the game.

“We’re a team that keeps the faith and believes in each other,” Tebow said. “We keep believing. We keep pushing. We keep fighting.”

No other quarterback in NFL history has produced as many fourth-quarter comebacks as Tebow in his first NFL starts.

“If you believe, then unbelievable things can sometimes be possible,” he said.

Tim Tebow’s faoundation, in partnership with CURE International, is building a 30-bed children’s surgical hospital in the Philippines.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. God rewards obedience and He knows that you are helping Him change lives. God Bless you Tim and all those that are believing, and those that your ministry will touch and show them the light..

  2. Tim,
    Thank you for your strong faith and being unafraid to share it.
    You are a breathe of fresh air, compared to the sports and movie celebrities who think it is ok to sleep around, take drugs and have a rotten attitudes.
    Thanks for being a wonderful role model to not only the youth of this country, but to the adults as well who have no idea who God or Jesus truly are. God Bless you and all of your ministries, especially your ministry in the NFL

  3. Great article.
    I have been pulling for Tebow since his Florida days.
    I am happy to see him proclaim publicly his faith and wish more Christian athletes woiuld do the same.

  4. Thank you for not being ashamed of our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ. He willing gave His life for you, and all of us. Never, ever, let anything or anybody turn you away from Him. Continue to hold on to His unchanging hand for dear life.
    May God continue to bless and keep you as you listen to His voice.

    Pat

  5. It is abundantly clear that God is using Tim Tebow to bring glory to Himself. The mockers have no choice but to feel ashamed, and believers are being lifted up with Tim’s bold testimony.
    If anyone needs the support of our prayers in these days, it’s Tim Tebow.

    Steve

  6. I say Amen to the worker of good deeds and warrior of strong faith.
    May God always bless you in whatever you do in the name of our lord Jesus Christ.

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