Florida suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, and Christ — who apparently had a few sheckles on the outcome — is not amused. So he distpatched Eric Brown, the 31-year-old minister at Gainesville's Campus Church of Christ, to keep Tim Tebow out of trouble for the next few weeks. Brown, a graduate student at Florida, came up with this sign, which happens to be less than a mile from the Gators' practice field. Brown says he hopes that Tebow will see it every day on his way to campus. From Gator Clause:
If you're wondering about the Bible verse, Matthew 6:13, you might already know it. It's the final few lines of the Lord's Prayer: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen." Brown says he has been preparing a sermon for nearly a month about the Bible verse and, after watching ESPN College GameDay a few weeks ago, decided to add a few thoughts about Tebow to his message. Many media outlets have chronicled Tebow's use of fame as a platform for his faith. While Brown says he did attend Saturday's game between No. 12 Florida (3-1) and Ole Miss (3-2), the minister says the sign, located on S.W. 2nd Avenue only a few blocks west of campus, has nothing do with Florida's 31-30 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels. "I'm going to pray that [Tebow] is true to his faith because if he falls and gets caught up in some kind of scandal it will be bad for Christianity," Brown said.
Brown, a graduate of Texas A&M and a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, is a graduate student studying mental health counseling at Florida. You can listen to his sermon on the church's website, www.campuscofc.org. Gainseville Church: Why I Pray For Tebow [Gator Clause]