Public Notes

Recent Activity

  • Jeremiah shared from Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation by Andrew Root
    "Remember that I love you. Look into my eyes and see that I care. Feel my compassion and support; know it is a sacrament of God's love in Christ, which points to a time when you will hurt no more!"
    Note: Ironically doing this very thing angered a Presbytery enough for them to bring charges against him.
  • Jeremiah shared from The Secrets of Facilitation: The S.M.A.R.T. Guide to Getting Results With Groups by Michael Wilkinson
    When facilitating a group, try asking yourself this question: `Am I trying to achieve my own outcomes, or am I seeking an outcome that will maximize the group's buy-in and success?" For the essential difference between a manipulator and a facilitator is all in the intention of the soul.
    Note: what an important distinction between a facilitator and a manipulator!
  • Jeremiah shared from Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Don’t live your life continuously calling other people to account for their actions. Instead, live your life in the recognition that you will be called to account. Hypocrites look for faults in others and miss their own faults.
    Note: Not only that but I suspect they point out others issues to keep the light off themselves!
  • Jeremiah shared from Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
    Change doesn’t happen in private. Being afraid to share with someone else because you think your thoughts or feelings are too private will keep you from growing and changing. All the mistakes the heroes in the Bible made are eternally public.
    Note: And this why we need to be deeply know in a loving community.
  • Jeremiah shared from Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
    Dr. Larry Crabb writes, “A spiritual community consists of people who have the integrity to come clean. It is compromised of those who own their shortcomings and failures because they hate them more than they hate the shortcomings and failures of others, who therefore discover that a well of pure water flows beneath their most fetid corruption.”10
    Note: Wonderful description of what a repentent community looks like.
(Carlsbad, CA)
Jeremiah J. Knabe