The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness What are the marks of a supernaturally changed heart This is one of the questions the Apostle Paul addresses as he writes to the church in Corinth He s not after some superficial outward tinkering bu

  • Title: The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
  • Author: Timothy J. Keller
  • ISBN: 9781906173418
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • What are the marks of a supernaturally changed heart This is one of the questions the Apostle Paul addresses as he writes to the church in Corinth He s not after some superficial outward tinkering, but instead a deep rooted, life altering change that takes place on the inside In an age where pleasing people, puffing up your ego and building your r sum are seen as the What are the marks of a supernaturally changed heart This is one of the questions the Apostle Paul addresses as he writes to the church in Corinth He s not after some superficial outward tinkering, but instead a deep rooted, life altering change that takes place on the inside In an age where pleasing people, puffing up your ego and building your r sum are seen as the methods to make it , the Apostle Paul calls us to find true rest in blessed self forgetfulness.In this short and punchy book, best selling author Timothy Keller, shows that gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self condemnation A truly gospel humble person is not a self hating person or a self loving person, but a self forgetful person.This freedom can be yours

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    1. Timothy J. Keller

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities More recently, Dr Keller s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.Christianity Today has said, Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians Dr Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

    317 thoughts on “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness”

    1. The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness can be summed up in one sentence, "I don't care what you think, and I don't care what I think." Keller expounds on the premise that his sins and his identity are not connected. His accomplishments and his identity are not connected. We need to stop judging ourselves, that is already done for us. We still sin, but we are loved. "My conscience is clear," he says, "but that does not make me innocent." Keller uses a quote from Madonna to better be able to relate his [...]

    2. In a booklet barely 40 pages long, Keller explains 1 Corinthians 3:21-4:7 and tackles pride, ego, despair, self-esteem and the condemnation of others and ourselves.The more I read Keller the more I see a standard format that I like: not A, and not B, but C. Where the world falls into one ditch or the other, he shows the Way.Here, the two ditches are low self-esteem and high self-esteem. Traditional cultures have dealt with guilt and explained sin by pointing to pride. We think too highly of ours [...]

    3. Not sure what to make of this effort from the widely acclaimed Tim Keller. It is the first book I have read by the author due to being warned away from him by someone who shall remain nameless. I agree with him in principle that self-forgetfulness is a worthy goal for a Christian and that we could all do with a greater focus on others rather than ourselves. However, suggesting that we should not care at all what people think of us could lead to a lack of accountability or the encouragement of an [...]

    4. نحن عادة لا نسمع أناساً واثقين بأنفسهم جداً ويقولون انهم اسوأ الجميع ونحن لسنا معتادين سماع شخص صادق يعترف بجميع مفاسده الاخلاقيه رغم منزلته الرفيعة وثقته الشديدة بنفسه ان التواضع وفق مفهوم الكتاب المقدس يعني عدم حاجتي الي التفكير في نفسي وعدم حاجتي الي ربط الامور بشخصيتي [...]

    5. How to live freely and joyfully in God. Awesome book. Life changing."The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less" - Tim KellerHere is a sermon from 2002 by Tim Keller on "Blessed Self-Forgetfulness"sermons2deemer/sermons/

    6. The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness fits into that category of books where it's so small but so incredibly rich and insightful that it needs to be read twice a year (at least!) Keller's querying of the human heart, centring around it's ego and subsequent prideful state at times, had me reflecting on my own sense of pride and a lot of questions came up which will no doubt shape a lot of my thoughts and actions henceforth.

    7. This slender volume is a tremendous little read. It's very accessible, whether you're a Christian or not. Tim Keller asserts that before the 20th century, we assumed all problems were due to thinking of oneself too highly--high self-esteem--and that since the 20th century, we attribute all problems to not loving ourselves enough--low self-esteem. And he proposes a third way:"e problem with self-esteem--whether it is high or low--is that, every single day, we are in the courtroom. Every single da [...]

    8. How can a 40 pg book be so life changing? Keller expounds on 1 Cor 3:21-4:7. He fully explains what Paul means by not caring what others think about him, how a court would judge him and doesn't even judge himself.He writes about high and low self esteem and how neither of them are legitimate. The only thing that matters is what the Lord thinks of us. And that is based on the gospel. Because God imputes his righteousness to us when we are born again, we can do things for the joy of doing them, no [...]

    9. 45 (short) pages of PURE GOLD!! Keller's exegesis of 1 Cor. 3:21-4:7 reveals the empty, painful, busy, and fragile state of our egosThe gospel is the remedy for our pride. Self-forgetfulness is the key to finding our lasting joy and identity in who Christ says we are! This book is a must-read and reminds us we need to re-live the gospel daily and pray, pray, pray that God would give us true Gospel-humility.

    10. I am assuming that this was sermons put in book form with little to no editing. There would be no other explanation, because none of his other books that I have read come across in this style. I appreciated the concepts, but this was the poorest put together Tim Keller book that I have ever read.

    11. Neat little book. Concise. Basic premise is not to think higher or lower of ourselves but simply less. I was expecting more practical application but I appreciate the message regardless.

    12. Revealed a lot about how much I rely on the approval of others and how much that is completely against the gospel.

    13. Short and to the pointA useful reminder that we live for Jesus not to be accepted by God, but because we already are accepted, if we trust Jesus.

    14. This is a tiny book -- just 41 pages of content -- that packs a lot of punch. Using Paul's letter to the church in Corinth, Keller explains what true gospel humility looks like. And it wasn't what I thought. The first third of the book is focused on our egos and how messed up they are: swollen with pride, empty, painful, busy, and fragile. The second part explores how wrong modern psychology's answer to our problems is on the one hand, psychology is right: if you look to others for your sense of [...]

    15. In less than 50 pages Tim Keller packs a gospel-punch with The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness. A brief, almost sermon-like, exposition of 1 Corinthians 3:21-4:7 concludes with this powerful summary:"Like Paul, we can say, 'I don't care what you think. I don't even care what I think. I only care what the Lord thinks.' And he has said, 'Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus', and 'You are my beloved child in whom I am well pleased.' Live out of that."If your opin [...]

    16. In summary, Tim Keller says that to forget ourselves, we have to stop looking to others or ourselves to be validated. We need to compare ourselves to God's standard for us - and that standard has been eternally met for us by Jesus Christ. We don't need to keep living each day as though we were still on trial. We are, as Keller says, "out of the courtroom" - for good. This doesn't mean that we will now live however we want. Actually, for the children of God, the verdict is what determines our per [...]

    17. تدور فكرة الكتاب حول كيفية النظرة للذات اعتمادا على مقطع من رسالة بولس الرسول الاولى لاهل كورنثوس 3:21و ما بين احترام الذات القائم على معايير الناس و اللهث وراء رضا الناس و اكتساب تشجيعهم و راضهم و ما بين اقامة معايير شخصية لاكتساب احترام للذات و هو شيئ يذيد الامر صعوبة, اما لا [...]

    18. Wow, even though this is a short book (48 pages),it's life changing and made me cry. It's based on 1 Corinthians 3:21-4:7And I am honestly not there. But I want to be. I compare myself with everyone when it comes to riches, education,looks,status,and ministry. Jealousy rages in my heart. And it's because I truly haven't understood the acceptance that Christ Alone is where I need look for my acceptance and be satisfied with it. But I want to be accepted by others, and even myself, and that where [...]

    19. Timely. I needed this this week. What does it mean to be completely self-forgetful in my interactions? I really liked the thought that a healthy ego is not noticeable, where an unhealthy ego is extremely noticeable.

    20. It's hard to read Tim Keller and not give an overwhelmingly positive review--which I will again do here. But this was very short, and it seems a little unfair to give such a brief work the same score as a more comprehensive volume. So I won't. Disclaimer given.

    21. Gospel humility is thinking about oneself less, not less of oneself. As Jesus took our judgement upon Himself, we are free to learn from what otherwise would destroy us.

    22. This is really a collection of Keller's sermons. It's short, but let me just put it this way: I need to read this once a year for the rest of my life.

    23. This is a tiny little pamphlet of a book that contains a powerful message. In this book Keller explains what Paul is talking about in his letter to the Corinthians with respect to the natural condition of the human ego and the transformed view of self that Paul offers us. The message is powerful because of its simplicity. The natural condition of our ego is one of pride. Keller distills for us what Paul meant in Corinthians when he used the specific word physioo for pride. He shows us that as pe [...]

    24. "I don't care what you think, and I don't care what I think." A great little book on humility from an expositional sermon from 1 Corinthians 3. With a careful combination of contemporary insight and Biblical precision, Keller brings the text to life to confront modern notions about self- esteem. The way to view ourselves correctly is not to try to live up to others standards, or even our own, but to base our identity on God's verdict of us. Keller keeps a balance between the historical context ( [...]

    25. This is a great, super quick read explaining what it looks like to forget about yourself and operate out of true Gospel humility. I plan to read this over and over as a frequent reminder!

    26. Good introThis is a great introduction but it left me with a lot of questions that weren't answered or even addressed. Wished there was more on this topic, both broader and deeper.

    27. Without explicitly being so - this is the treatise on narcissism from a Christian perspective I have been looking for

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