Hebrews 10:39, ” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and are saved.”
Everything Team Uppercut is about is based upon Hebrews 10:39. God didn’t create men to shrink back, run for cover or give up when life gets tough. Men are designed to reflect Jesus’ glory and nature. That’s what Team Uppercut is all about, throwing life a knockout punch, or not shrinking back when facing life’s toughest challenges. Those challenges come in many forms and are unique to each of us. When life tries to destroy us we need to be UNBREAKABLE. That is what this season of training is all about. Being a man that is unbreakable.
As we build up our physical strength lets also think about our inner strength. A man is only as strong as his spirit. A strong spirit is develop by exercising our faith in God. For some it is taking the first step and starting a faith relationship with Jesus. For others is learning to grow in their faith or renewing there faith in God.
Ephesians 2:4-10 says,
4 But God loves us deeply. He is full of mercy. 5 So he gave us new life because of what Christ has done. He gave us life even when we were dead in sin. God’s grace has saved you. 6 God raised us up with Christ. He has seated us with him in his heavenly kingdom. That’s because we belong to Christ Jesus. 7 He has done it to show the riches of his grace for all time to come. His grace can’t be compared with anything else. He has shown it by being kind to us. He was kind to us because of what Christ Jesus has done. 8 God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. 9 It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it. 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.
A strong spirit comes from our faith in Jesus the Christ. It is our faith in Him as our Savior that brings new life to our spirit. A spirit remade by the creator of the world is a a strong spirit. A strong spirit combined with strong faith and a strong body, that’s a Team Uppercut man that won’t SHRINK BACK. That’s our motto: NO SHRINKAGE.
- What steps can you take this week that would allow your faith in God to grow?
- Do you trust God with your future, your family, your job?
- What does faith look like in your every day life?