Alright, it’s a good thing that people are Tebowing, but it is better if people realized exactly how and why Tim Tebow, is Tebowing as the latest internet viral craze calls it. He is doing it for a reason, he is thanking the Lord, Jesus Christ in his own way. Christians do it all the time. It good that Tebow wears his faith on his sleeve. What a wonderful ambassador he is for God’s only Son Jesus Christ. Tim Tebow is giving thanks to the Lord for his success. This is being humble before the Lord. Try it and you will find your life will have more meaning and be more purposeful. God gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth to save us all and gave His life for us on Calvary. Look Jesus had the power to destroy everyone around Him if he wanted to, but he willingly became a human sacrifice for us all.
He took on all of our human characteristics so that He could experience the same temptations, and calamities that we all experience. The only difference is Jesus did not succumb to the temptation. He was sinless. By doing this He gave us a way to atone for our sins, by giving His life freely on Calvary. After three days He returned resurrected and later ascended into heaven. But He gave us a way to eternal life through Him, as long as we confess our sins and accept Jesus into our Lives. Now if you do not know Christ, you are in danger of dying without knowing Him, which means you will not enter into His kingdom with His Father Almighty God. The only alternative, is to be sent to eternal damnation, in hell with satan.
To get right with God, all you have to do is accept His Son Jesus Christ into your life. You can do this by prayer humbly as Tim Tebow does. He is not Tebowing, He is praying to God through Jesus Christ. But if you would like to characterize Mr. Tebows act of prayer as Tebowing, then that is fine. Tim Tebow is bringing a multitude of people to the Lord, just by the simple act of praying. Say the “Sinners Prayer” and you will have a place in Paradise along with His Father Almighty God.
Sinner’s Prayer? That’s Not For Me – I’m Not a Sinner!
“Sinner” is a word that gets a bad rap these days – and well it should. Unfortunately, the bad rap it is getting is for the wrong reasons. Confronted with our shortcomings, we are quick to defend ourselves with words like, “I’m not a sinner! I don’t go around sinning! I’ve never murdered anyone or anything like that!” The problem is, we don’t really know what the word sin means. We think it only applies to some despicable act that repulses “church people” who want to hang big scarlet letters around our necks. But sin simply means to miss the mark; to fall short of the goal. The fact is, we are all sinners, for there is no one, save Christ alone, who has lived a life that did not in some way fall short of the perfection God requires. We all deserve to pay the penalty for that sin, which is to spend eternity in hell.
Sinner’s Prayer – What the Bible Says About Sin
Sin, according to the Bible, is any action that violates the law given by God in the Ten Commandments. The law was given by God to show us what it means to live a life deserving of God’s love. It was also given to show us that none of us can live that kind of life. God knew that in advance, and that is why He sent His Son Jesus to be that perfect life for us. Jesus, God in human flesh, voluntarily laid aside His God-hood to connect with us, to show us He understands us and to give us a way to be reconciled to the Father, since none of us can keep the law to its letter. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Some say that sin is two letters, “s” and “n”, with “I” in the middle. We elevate ourselves, and certainly we live in a time when that thinking is being promoted. Sin may be something we can’t be free of, but the good news is we can be free of its penalty. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23)
Sinner’s Prayer – Become a Sinner Saved by Grace!
What’s the key to the Sinner’s Prayer? As long as we are content to live in sin, the Bible says we are separated from God. That condition may seem fine for a while, but it ultimately leads to misery and then to eternal separation from God. “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 16:25). The good news is that God Himself has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him, and He has done this through His Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:6-15).
What about you? Are you content to live for yourself, get the most toys, and die anyway? Or do you want a life of purpose and hope? God, the One who created you, has a purpose for your life and wants to give you a new beginning. If you are ready to admit your need for a clean slate in life, the God of second chances is waiting to give it to you. All you have to do is start with the Sinner’s Prayer.
Sinner’s Prayer – Recognizing the Need
The “Sinner’s Prayer” is a term that describes the words spoken by a person when he or she has recognized their sin and their need for a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It goes something like this:
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”If you decided to repent of your sins and receive Christ today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
- Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
- Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
- Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
- Find a local church where you can worship God.
Now you are in the body of Christ, you have eternal life through Jesus Christ whether you live or die. You are saved and born again through Christ. It does not stop there. Get a good study bible, which will help you to understand the Bible verses and continually grow in God’s word, because you accepted His son Jesus as your Savior, you will have eternal life. God in time will reveal the secrets and wisdom of life to you . The more time you spend in the word, the more God will ultimately reveal to you.
There are many benefits in knowing the Lord and accepting His Son Jesus Christ. Now that you are saved. I recommend that you rent or buy the Movie, “The Passion of The Christ”, an excellent Movie, for more understanding of Christ Sacrifice for you. Rent it today!
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name (Jesus Christ). Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. – John 16:24