Th sixth and seventh beatitudes page 96The goal of Momentum then is to describe the Christian ife with the detail that focuses on The Camping Cookbook lifeived with Christ Those who are saved by Christ s grace go on to Absalom, Absalom! live transformedives in the way Christ ived The momentum necessary to ive that Black Stone life is the holiness Christ brings in salvation not something we muster or act on for ourselves Momentum is one of those books on the spiritualife that I On Liberty ll revisit again and again I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review here I was pleasantly surprised by this straightforward book on the beatitudes from Matthew 51 12 Smith first sets the context by clearly articulating the gospel message then describes the beatitudesike a series of seven rings each suspended on a rope from a high ceiling 25 His point is that they are not standalone virtues but No Way Down links in a chain which build upon each other This analogy of moving from one ring to the next is helpful without becoming programmatic Each chapter also includes a block insert to summarize the main points of applicationSmith writesike an old soul The Word of God dwells richly in his exposition but he also draws upon the early church fathers Puritan writers such as Thomas Watson and John Bunyan and time honored preachers Pulled Thread Embroidery like Charles Spurgeon and Jonathan Edwards The entire book is filled with jewels of biblically grounded uotations His vivid illustrations both biblical and personal shine a floodlight on the wisdom of his writing As a skilled preacher his applications are practical multi faceted and clearly tied to the biblical principlesSmith also writes as a biblical counselor He makes the clear distinction between roots shoots and fruit 21 22 95 96 and gives examples of how the beatitudes might be used in counseling hurting people 139 41 The entire book is an exposition on Jesus teaching about progressive sanctificationThis book was a challenging read at times because of the depth of thought provoking material Occasionally I had to stop reading to consider certain doctrinal concepts or reflect on theayers of biblical application I found myself discovering new truths about the theology of sanctification and being reminded of old ones on almost every page I did wrestle with Smith s argument that we cannot forgive a person unless they are repentant 122 23 I prefer the terminology of attitudinal forgiveness whereas he prefers the heart focus of ove and compassion The chapter as a whole however was full of insight and convicting application I highly recommend this book for personal study small groups or classroom discussion A helpful book for me Our church went through this as a study a year or so ago I earned a Absolutely on Music lot about the Beatitudes The premise here is that we must work through the Beatitudes in seuence and momentum is gained as you move through the Beatitudes as though swinging from ring to ring note the cover illustrationSmith has the ability to be solidly biblical whilst bringing in his own uniue helpful observations throughout I highly recommend it A must Well received by all theadies in our Summer Bible study Life Changing and challengingHighly recommende. In godliness abounding in good works and enjoying intimacy with the Lord this book is for you And if you have ost hope that any of these things are possible this book is especially for you You can make progress starting toda.
In Momentum Pursuing God s Blessings Through The Beatitudes Colin S Smith ays out the road map for us to trek our way through the beatitudes found in Matthew 5 He starts by using the analogy of rings hanging from the ceiling with the idea that you have to use a swinging momentum to get from one ring to the next The rings represent God s blessings for our Gone for Good life as found in the beatitudes The rings illustrate the way in which we must work our way through the beatitudes and their blessingsColin then explains the beatitudes in he context of roots shoot and fruitThe first three beatitudes are the roots of a blessed and godlyife They tell us to be poor in spirit mourn and be meek But what do these really mean Colin breaks each one down explains what it really means and gives us working examples of how we can foster these specific traits in our own Lallieva (Alice Allevi, lives But you have to approach them in order allowing the momentum from being poor in spirit toet you mourn so you can become meek You have to trust God s order as being important and et His guide ead youThe fourth beatitude is the shoot a hunger and thirst for righteousness This is pretty much a stepping stone to get from the roots to the fruit something to keep pushing you forward in your uestNext Colin explains the fruits of this blessed British Society Since 1945 life mercy forgiveness purity and peace He explains what they are the context in which we should aspire to achieve them and practices to help us engage each of these fruits in ourife in due timeLastly Colin reveals the purpose behind the final beatitude persecution Why did God include something most of us would not be eager to pursue What does it really mean in today s world Is it worth the costColin has done a thorough job at aying out a road map for those of us aspiring to follow God s teachings and receive His blessings This book uses plain anguage and explains things in simple ways that should be easy for almost anyone to follow understand Reiki And The Seven Chakras learn from and put into practice 45 starsI received a free print copy of this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this honest review All opinions are my own Momentum is an exploration of the Beatitudes and how Christians should use them to further their walk with God Explaining first what these scriptures mean as a whole the author then analyzes each one using scripture to support these teachings Meant to help understand how to better b Iove the simple Turning the Tide of Battle layout of this book It s written in plain down to earthanguage that allowed me to delve into the beatitudes at my own pace and glean a far better understanding and motivation A wonderfully inspiring book Since Christ gives this righteousness fully and freely to all who trust in Him no Christian need ever hunger and thirst after it Who hungers for what he already has The righteousness of Christ is a gift to be treasured not a virtue to be sought But to all who are in Christ God gives his Holy Spirit who renews our hearts and creates within us a new and deep desire to I Curse the River of Time live in a way that is pleasing to him Christ s people hunger and thirst for righteousness because while we know that we are forgiven and accepted before God on the basis of all that Christ is The Beatitudes are not telling you how to become a Christian they tell you what a true Christianooks Once I Was a Princess likeEveryone wants to be blessed We want to be blessed inife blessed in death and blessed in eternity In the Beatitudes the.
Nd all that He has done we also know how far we are from all that Christ calls us to be I have to first say that this is a great study on the Beatitudes Jesus teaching on what the heart of a Christian is to Court the Night (Blood Bonds, lookike This is not rooted in do s and don ts but a response and how each response of the beatitudes gives us momentum to the next one Starting with poor in spirit and what that does and does not mean gives you a good start If you struggle with one beatitudes that means that you do not have the correct understanding and application of the previous Christianity is not ideology or culture but a confidence in the work of God for the redemption of mankind Do you believe that you were created for something better not individually but a better good that is within our grasp The beatitudes speak of this Colin Smith speaks with clarity of the gospel and with conviction Some of the uotes I found encouraging Peacemaking begins with the honesty and courage that will recognize a problem and face it Without this no further progress can be made The blessings of freedom Greed, Seeds and Slavery lead us to expect a comfortableife and comfort soon produces Demons, Deliverance, Discernment lethargy of spirit which in timeseads to fear and cowardiceTrusting yourself to God means Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide looking to Him to deal with the injustice rather than trying to deal with it by vindicating yourself I highly recommend and encourage others to pick this gem up A Special Thank You to Moody Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review This book is a Christianivingspiritual growth guide He provided step by step suggestions on how to get unstuck in your spiritual Well Meet Again life Basically you recognize your need for God mourn over your sins place your strength under God s control and these thingsead you to ong for righteousness f Wow Beautiful ook at the Beatitudes how they are a roadmap for our faith I never appreciated how impactful the Beatitudes are how beautiful they are Understanding them can help change your thoughts which can change your actions The first step is understanding your poverty before Him and all things follow Colin Smith s Momentum Pursuing God s Blessings through His Beatitudes explores the idea that the beatitudes represent a progression a path to spiritual maturity in the Christian If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham life Far from one of those self help spirituality books though Momentum is focused on the spiritualife as a gift of transforming the heart and all its passions through the progression of maturity that is Firebird life in Christ That progression follows certain steps along the path Poorness of spirit spiritual mourning meekness hunger for righteousness mercifulness purity of heart and peacemaking I m convinced that there is a rootsife fruit pattern to the Beatitudes the first three beatitudes form the roots of a godly A Night on the Tiles life and since these rootsie in an awareness of our own need they produce a deep The House That Jesus Built longing for what we do not have Becoming poor in spirit mourning over your sins and submitting yourife to God will produce a deep hunger and thirst for righteousness in your soul This desire is the Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist life of godliness and it will produce the beautiful fruit of mercy purity and peace that Christ speaks of in the fif. Son of God tells us about theife that is blessed and about the people who are blessed But Jesus does than just describe a blessed ife He gives us a way to actually pursue itIf you want to make strides in overcoming sin growing.
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Colin Smith was born in Edinburgh Scotland He came to personal faith in Christ at the age of six and sensed God's call to pastoral ministry early in life He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Philosophy from London Bible College Before coming to the States in 1996 Colin served as the Senior Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years While in Lo