Tim Tebow was scheduled to appear at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX, pastored by Dr. Robert Jeffress, on April 28 to celebrate the completion of the church’s capital campaign. However, Tebow cancelled that appearance.
Jeffress said that Tebow is a member of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. ‘They certainly believe what we do, that salvation is through Christ alone, and about homosexuality. Tim confirmed that to me last night, that they believe exactly what we do about homosexuality,’ even though Tebow and Jeffress differ dramatically in how they present their faith.” To read the full report from ChurchLeaders.com, click here.
In response to the ensuing controversy, Pastor Jeffress made several media appearances and then addressed the congregation at First Baptist Church Dallas. That 10-minute message is shown above.
As you watch the video, you will notice 23 fact about courageous pastors from Dr. Jeffress as he provides a wonderful example of what courageous Christian leadership looks like.
- Courageous Pastors Are Honored – Pastor Jeffress received a 40-second standing ovation when he took the stage.
- Courageous Pastors See The Hand Of God
- Courageous Pastors Have Assurance Because God Is Still On His Throne
- Courageous Pastors Are Newsworthy
- Courageous Pastors Pastor Courageous Congregations
- Courageous Pastors Preach and Teach What Is In The Mainstream Of Conservative Christian Thought
- Courageous Pastors Preach and Teach What Conservative Christians Have Taught For 2,000 Years
- Courageous Pastors Have Critics
- Courageous Pastors Don’t Love Controversy But They Do Love To Share The Gospel Of Jesus Christ With As Many People As Possible
- Courageous Pastors Receive Countless Opportunities To Explain The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
- Courageous Pastors Are Thankful
- Courageous Pastors Receive Much Financial Support
- Courageous Pastors Cross Multi-Ethnic and Regional Boundaries
- Courageous Pastors Receive Encouragement From Other Pastors And Christian Leaders
- Courageous Pastors Don’t Look For A Fight But Also Don’t Run Away From Them
- Courageous Pastors Take A Stand
- Courageous Pastors Talk About The Love Of God AND The Judgement Of God
- Courageous Pastors Do Not Preach A Message Of Hate. They Preach A Message Of Hope
- Courageous Pastors Are Transparent And Authentic
- Courageous Pastors Experience Revival And Recommitment
- Courageous Pastors Do Not Kneel Before The Altar Of Convenience And Political Correctness
- Courageous Pastors Are Uncompromising
- Courageous Pastors Have Churches That Stand Beside Them
Dr. Jeffress is a great man and pastor. He is a gift to the Body of Christ. Pastors and Christian leaders, after reading the list above and hearing Dr. Jeffress’s words, would you classify yourself as a courageous Christian?
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