LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty University held their virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday which was the grand finale to a week of in-person and online degree presentation ceremonies.
Former Heisman Trophy winner, two-time college football national champion and keynote speaker Tim Tebow encouraged graduates to view their future work as worship unto the Lord as they seek to be Champions for Christ in their respective fields.
Liberty President Jerry Prevo gave the opening address, welcoming students, graduates, family and friends to the ceremony.
“Congratulations to all of you receiving degrees and certificates today. You have earned the honor of being here, you’ve attended countless lectures, you’ve written paper after paper, you’ve spent hours in the lab, studio or library. Your years of hard work, sacrifice and dedication have made this day a reality. And on behalf of the university, I commend you for staying the course and seeing this goal to the end.”Jerry Prevo, Liberty University President
Tim Tebow then gave his address to the graduating class.
“I’ve got to tell you, it’s an awesome honor to be here,” Tebow said. “Thank you so much for having me. To all the leadership here at Liberty, thank you for having me.”
Tebow told the graduates to take what they learned at Liberty and share the joy of Christ wherever they go, converting biblical knowledge into loving action.
He said that while there are many who know the Bible, the world is in need of Christians who passionately live it out.
“I hope my life is one that deliberately chooses the interests of other people and I act on their behalf. I hope you bring (to your field) not just the knowledge of everything you’ve learned here but the actions.”
When they’re hurting, you stay with them. When they’re lost, you tell them about Jesus. When they can’t afford something, you pay for them. When they need help, you figure it out. You choose their best interest whether you like them or not, whether you know them or not. Whether you agree with everything they do or not.”
I believe that so many of you who are sitting here tonight or are watching around the world, so many of you are going to be heroes of the faith. You’re going to be teachers of the faith. You’re going to be bringers of the faith. You’re going to be carriers of the faith, and you’re going to have huge impacts on this world.”Tim Tebow, Liberty University’s Keynote Speaker