Note To Self (Paperback)Joe Thorn
We need good preaching—preaching that challenges us by God’s Word and brings the comfort that comes from God’s promises. Yet many of us rely solely on others to preach to us and are not benefitting from the kind of preaching that should be most consistent and personal—preaching to ourselves.
Note to Self is a practical introduction to this daily discipline. Pastor Joe Thorn delivers fifty brief, devotional chapters that model preaching the gospel to ourselves and its practical implications. Readers will be challenged by the book’s direct, personal exhortations to apply the law and the gospel to their own lives.Joe was born into a loving but non-Christian home in 1972, and raised in the Chicago suburbs. He came to faith in Christ after graduating from High School, and had the blessing of seeing his parents believe the gospel as well years later. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Joe is the founding and Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship, an Acts 29 Network member church in Saint Charles, IL.
Size178 x 127 mm
Number of Pages128 pp
PublisherGood News Publishers / Crossway Books
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another.
We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and
murdered his brother.
And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and
his brother’s righteous.
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love
the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought
to lay down our lives for the brothers.
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need,
yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but
in deed and in truth.
1 JOHN 3:11–18
You have found that the command to love can be both inspir-
ing and suffocating. On the one hand, you are made to love
and want to love like Jesus. On the other hand, you know your
own weaknesses, and the people God calls you to love aren’t
always the most lovable.