Tim Tebow shared the gospel with inmates at a maximum-security prison in Texas last week and the athlete revealed the message he told the prisoners. The former NFL quarterback encouraged the prisoners to open their hearts to Jesus and that He is everywhere not just outside the prison walls.
Tebow talked about his surprise visit to the Alfred D. Hughes maximum-security prison in Waco, Texas in a forum hosted by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and while face to face with Ravi Zacharias himself. He shared that during his visit, he reminded the inmates that they can still ask God for forgiveness, leave their past behind and follow a life lead by His teachings.
So grateful to spend time with my new brothers in Christ at Alfred Hughes Prison and encouraging them in the hope that Jesus brings!
45.4k Likes, 672 Comments – Tim Tebow (@timtebow) on Instagram: “So grateful to spend time with my new brothers in Christ at Alfred Hughes Prison and encouraging…”
“I was in prison sharing with inmates and one of the cool things that I was sharing with them is they feel like, you know, they’re in these tough times, these hopeless times, and to be able to bring hope into a prison and sharing with them that God’s not on the out just on the outside. Like God can enter the prison too he can enter the prison and yea…you’re here for murder, you’re here for rape, you’re here for all these bad things but God can enter your life,” Tebow shared.
“He’s not outside the cell. He wants to come in just like he wants to come into your heart and he wants to come into your life and He wants to be able to take those heartaches, those bad times even those bad decisions. But we serve a God that turns bad and bad people and bad choices into testimonies, into hope. Into opportunities to share with other people so when you feel like, ‘Man I hate these bad decisions, I don’t know what I can do, I don’t know who I can help,’ we serve a God that is a big God. He can do big things and watch what he can do with the tough times of your life,” he continued.
So good catching up last night @ravizacharias. Awesome discussions on faith, life, leadership and how important it is for us as Christians to work on our listening, how we communicate our biblical convictions and how we carry the banner of faith! Thanks for having me!
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Tebow said his visit to the prison was meaningful and memorable. He revealed that over 200 of the inmates surrendered their life to Jesus. (You can listen to Tebow’s testament from the 29:00 mark in the video below).
We had fun, but I got smoked! So encouraged by what God is doing at Alfred Hughes prison and grateful for the time spent with my new brothers in Christ today! Excited to see how they will use their lives for the Kingdom as the grow closer to God and encourage others to live in faith! Thank you to the Warden and the entire staff- thank you for opening your doors and letting us love on your boys today!
51.5k Likes, 896 Comments – Tim Tebow (@timtebow) on Instagram: “We had fun, but I got smoked! So encouraged by what God is doing at Alfred Hughes prison and…”
The 32-year-old founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation visited the prison after he received a request from the father of one of the inmates. He spent over five hours sharing the gospel and showing his camaraderie with the inmates. He even lost to a game of push-ups. It was truly a remarkable moment for Tebow to have shard the Gospel and for everyone to have heard the Gospel.
On October 4, Ravi Zacharias and Tim Tebow come together for a night of sharing their stories, including challenges faced and lessons learned, hopes for the future, and insight into living as Christians in this day and age.