Suffering Servants and Winning

John Mark Reynolds:

Tim Tebow is a follower of Jesus and quarterback for the Denver Broncos. That means he may be a loser, because Jesus lost. Only Charlie Sheen can be a man who is always winning, but that may be a sign that Charlie Sheen is delusional.

As God, Jesus could not lose. As man, Jesus could not win.

Thank God.

Did anybody want the Messiah to be a suffering servant?

Isaiah predicted that a suffering servant would come, but most of us wish our Messiah to be a winner. As Tim Tebow has witnessed to Christ, a few shallow folk have measured the truth of his claims based on his winning or losing on the football field.

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