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Tim Tebow’s Easter sermon draws a big crowd

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Plenty of people are spending their Sunday celebrating Easter, but there probably aren’t too many of them wearing Jets jerseys at church services.

Outside of Georgetown, Texas, that is. That’s where Tim Tebow is on Easter Sunday to deliver a sermon at an outdoor service held by the Celebration Church. The church said last week that they were expecting 30,000 people to come hear Tebow speak and it looks like they made an accurate assessment.

The Associated Press reports that hundreds of buses are shuttling people to the location of the service from parking lots around the area and that massive video screens have been erected to beam Tebow’s image to the assemblage. They also report that Jets jerseys with Tebow’s name and number aren’t an unusual sight among the attendees.

The New York Daily News is also at the service and they’re finding more examples of Tebow’s star power. They spoke with people who decided to skip services at their own churches in order to hear the Jets quarterback speak on Easter.

There’s no word on how Mark Sanchez is spending the holiday.

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40 Responses to “Tim Tebow’s Easter sermon draws a big crowd”
  1. nukaten says: Apr 8, 2012 11:28 AM

    Sanchez laid a bunch of eggs last season. today he goes searching for them

  2. dawkinseffect says: Apr 8, 2012 11:28 AM

    Probably with his GF Kate Upton, lucky guy

  3. klee0384 says: Apr 8, 2012 11:33 AM

    I have some magic beans I’d like to sell to these people.

  4. jacobslatter says: Apr 8, 2012 11:47 AM

    Tebow needs to step into the crowd after the sermon and perform the upbeat hand healing. “The Devil has wrapped his claws around this woman’s sprained ankle! Leave this child of God foul Dark One so she can walk with Jeeee-sus free of pain! Resurrection is here and we all walk with Him! Hallelujah!” (Woman smiles bright, free of pain, crowd cheers wildly)

    Sanchez was at the clubs late last night and sleeping in.

  5. raiderapologist says: Apr 8, 2012 11:48 AM

    Sanchez? Enjoying the pleasure of young flesh, most likely. Amen.

  6. straighcashhomie84 says: Apr 8, 2012 11:54 AM

    Do you think his sermon delivery was elongated and off target?

  7. irodex says: Apr 8, 2012 11:56 AM

    Sheep.

  8. metalhead65 says: Apr 8, 2012 12:00 PM

    this is why he will never be a good qb. instead of once again showing that he not only talks about his faith but actually lives it he should be studying game film or working with his recievers. and when he is not doing that should be out hitting the clubs or his girfriend or getting busted for DUI or drug possesion like real nfl players do right? you can knock his play all you want but you can’t call him a phony. and as far as his play goes you may not want to but you have to admit what he did last season was amazing considering he had no preparation at all before he was thrown out there to play. he was set up for falure buy a gm and coach who never wanted him just so they could say they gave him a chance,turns out it may not have been pretty but he got the job done. I will be rooting as hard for the broncos to fall on their faces next season as I was for them to win last season.

  9. jenniferxxx says: Apr 8, 2012 12:02 PM

    Can you imagine all the good these people could have done with the time they wasted listening to him.

  10. slaughterrt says: Apr 8, 2012 12:13 PM

    Straightcashhomie84 – that’s what she said. Or in tebows case, that’s what she didn’t say.

  11. nonstory says: Apr 8, 2012 12:16 PM

    I’m so glad this guy is not the Broncos problem anymore

  12. thepvyharvin says: Apr 8, 2012 12:18 PM

    30,000 on Easter have come to see a sight rarer than the Easter Bunny,,,a 24 yr. old virgin!

  13. thegonz13 says: Apr 8, 2012 12:21 PM

    Whoopppeeee! For years, we had the Jimmy Graham Crusade. Now, folks, I give you the Tim Tebow Sermon World Tour.

    The dude has a future as a televangelist, like his heroes Jim Bakker and Jerry Fartwell… and we all know how they ended!

  14. latenightroach says: Apr 8, 2012 12:30 PM

    Nice to see him answer his true calling as a preacher, because it surely isn’t an NFL quarterback.

  15. willcool21 says: Apr 8, 2012 12:41 PM

    he s spending the holiday crying

  16. blackdonnelly says: Apr 8, 2012 12:45 PM

    He probably got Eddie Money out of retirement to come up on stage and sing a duet of “if I Could Walk on Water”……

  17. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 8, 2012 12:56 PM

    Did Timmie and Benny Hinn perform any “healings” afterward?

  18. mungman69 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:01 PM

    A waste of time.

  19. retief1954 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:04 PM

    YY-AAA-WWWWW-NNNNN

  20. tombrookshire says: Apr 8, 2012 1:23 PM

    With all the Tebow detractors out there only because of his faith, it’s good to see this kid getting the last laugh. Regardless of how well or not he plays ball, God has elevated one of His own and used football to futher the word. Happy Easter!

  21. kacapaco says: Apr 8, 2012 1:23 PM

    Well, Mark is also attracting on Easter holiday but only teen girls to get screw.

  22. seanx40 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:46 PM

    Sanchez is doing Kate Upton? Well, that makes up for his never going to win the Super Bowl thing.

  23. i10east says: Apr 8, 2012 1:49 PM

    Thy saith that thou shall not throw the ball into coverage.

  24. mtheparrothead says: Apr 8, 2012 1:51 PM

    @tombrook,

    What is this last laugh you speak of?

    This guys the anti Christ. Mark my words.

  25. kodakinvegas says: Apr 8, 2012 1:55 PM

    Either one of you, go out in a field or stadium and see if you can draw 30,000 people to come see you for any reason. This guy is getting a LOT of attention from a LOT of people for some reason and as much as you hate to admit it, he keeps landing on his feet bigger and better. Can’t play ball, but he sure kicked the Steelers with a pass a six year old coulda made. Sure, he had help, but ya gotta figure. Sent him to NY where people disappear for life and he’s all over everywhere. Companies getting sued in court over his jerseys. Not Mannings. Statistically one of the worse QB’s in the league buy hrs getting more ink than BOTH Mannings! What’s that about? Oh, and by the way, even YOU are talking about him. Good press, bad press, it’s still press. On this, Easter Sunday, remember, they mocked Jesus too look how that came out. Believe it or not.

  26. distracted9 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:56 PM

    I don’t know about you but I can do without the Tebow crusade.. Anyone that has ever seen all the Varsity Blues type football movies knows all he did was regurgitate their rah rah speeches and cry like they were sincere.. He’s a fake that isn’t quite smart enough to connect the dots between the Bible and Greek mythology.. It’s quite embarrassing ppl .. It’s the exact same story with different names.

  27. emma333 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:58 PM

    tombrookshire says-With all the Tebow detractors out there only because of his faith, it’s good to see this kid getting the last laugh.

    Most of his detractors are such that have nothing to do with his faith. We are very tired of the initial attention this kid has had since high school. He has sought out the spotlight, and I don’t think even he could have predicted the outcome. Now the celebrity thing is getting out of control, I don’t see how it can end well, especially in NYC and the dysfunctional Jets.

  28. hpeters77 says: Apr 8, 2012 2:02 PM

    To all the Tebow haters stop hating, Its Easter and he probably had a great sermon. Keep it up, GOD bless you

  29. fdugrad says: Apr 8, 2012 2:06 PM

    Kate Upton?!! Can I hear an AMEN?!

  30. Deb says: Apr 8, 2012 2:13 PM

    metalhead65 says:

    this is why he will never be a good qb. instead of once again showing that he not only talks about his faith but actually lives it he should be studying game film or working with his recievers. and when he is not doing that should be out hitting the clubs or his girfriend or getting busted for DUI or drug possesion like real nfl players do right? you can knock his play all you want but you can’t call him a phony. and as far as his play goes you may not want to but you have to admit what he did last season was amazing considering he had no preparation at all before he was thrown out there to play. he was set up for falure buy a gm and coach who never wanted him just so they could say they gave him a chance,turns out it may not have been pretty but he got the job done. I will be rooting as hard for the broncos to fall on their faces next season as I was for them to win last season.

    ————————————————
    What an extraordinarily immature and idiotic rant, low on football knowledge and high on ridiculous assumptions about players.

    The NFL has approximately 1900 active players during the season. Many, many of those men are active Christians, members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, regular churchgoers, participants in weekly Bible studies, part-time preachers, heads of charitable foundations. You don’t hear them publicized ad nauseum because they follow the teachings of Matthew 6 and do their good works for God and not to be glorified by men.

    I’m not saying Tebow is a phony because I don’t know. But you don’t know about the other players you are disparaging every time you hold up Tim Tebow as some unique paragon of virtue deserving of special recognition compared to all the other guys getting DUIs, etc.

    And Fox/Elway did not set up Tebow to fail. Their job is to win games, and they set up that young man to succeed. My Steelers did not get “Tebowed” in the playoffs. They were “OutFoxed” by a great gameplan that Tebow executed beautifully against a team that didn’t take him seriously. He can thank his coach for that. Fox and Elway were stuck with an unprepared QB thanks to Josh McDaniels and a series of events outside their control. They worked to make him as successful as he could be last year. Then in the offseason they worked in the best interest of their team–as is their job–to find the best person to QB the team going forward.

    It’s fine to be a Tebow fan. But stop distorting reality.

  31. cuda1234 says: Apr 8, 2012 2:17 PM

    Are you going to report on what the real Kim Kadashian is doing today or just the Kim Kardashian of the NFL?

  32. wrekognize says: Apr 8, 2012 2:35 PM

    latenightroach says:Apr 8, 2012 12:30 PM

    Nice to see him answer his true calling as a preacher, because it surely isn’t an NFL quarterback.

    ——————————————————-

    Tell that to the Steelers.

  33. purplehayseuss says: Apr 8, 2012 2:37 PM

    i10east says: Apr 8, 2012 1:49 PM

    Thy saith that thou shall not throw the ball into coverage.

    ***
    Well said. But Tebow knows exactly where the coverage is. He’s been throwing himself into it for years. They all have vehicles and clothing that says ESPN or FOX or NBC.

    Is Tebow a qualified parson, pastor, priest, elder, shaman, or anything else? Or just a religious rock star? Wanna wager that this church rakes in some serious pieces of silver today? Sell a few more books, Timmy? Preach to the converted. Any proof that you’ve saved any souls with football and your signature pose? “I was a lost and vile sinner until the Broncos beat the Vikings in ’11! Timmy saved my soul! If it weren’t for that 4th and long conversion against Pittsburgh, I’d still be in the bars and hanging out with prostitutes….”

    The pagans have been celebrating fertility and the new season of life for WAY longer than the Christians. The Christians adopted it as a way to buddy up to the undecided voters and sway them into the fold.

  34. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 8, 2012 2:39 PM

    Looks like there is no chance at all that Tebow is going to get with a private QB coach this off season and actually learn how to be a QB. Too bad for the Jets.

  35. commandercornpone says: Apr 8, 2012 3:37 PM

    snatchez hasnt been studying a playbook this weekend either.

  36. bleed4philly says: Apr 8, 2012 3:37 PM

    In other news, Rex Ryan ate the Easter Bunny.

  37. iggles20 says: Apr 8, 2012 4:12 PM

    Tebow should give up the prideful NFL and devote his time fully to the servitude of the Lord. Clearly, Jesus is living through only Tebow, and therefore, Tim is wasting his time participating in the prideful folly of professional football.

    Jesus was a carpenter. Tebow should also choose a modest profession as he goes throughout the world saving souls.

    Amen and hallelujah.

  38. hatesycophants says: Apr 8, 2012 5:58 PM

    Hey metalhead65,

    Deb shredded you. Hilarious.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  39. ggbblue says: Apr 8, 2012 11:53 PM

    What in the heck is wrong with these people? I’m not sure whats worse. Tebow and his preaching or his bizarre followers.

  40. xx4zu1 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:43 AM

    Maybe Tebow is setting himself up to be the next Reverend Bubba Flavel since he believes he may never get a chance to start again.

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