Sabbath Revolution

Sabbath is one of those old-fashioned ideas we don’t pay attention to much these days. After all, who can really afford to take a whole day off from life? In Jeremiah’s day, the people’s failure to keep Sabbath was the signal fire that they were faithless. Why is Sabbath so important? And what does it look like to keep Sabbath in our (way too) busy world? How is Sabbath an act of revolution?

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No Fast, No Feast

You know that “This is Fine” Dog? It’s a pretty good representation of God’s people in Jeremiah’s day – and maybe in ours too. That’s why God told Jeremiah not to attend funerals or weddings. God refused to go along with business as usual in the face of the people’s unfaithfulness. What does ‘no fast, no feast’ look like for God’s faithful people today?

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Lying in Our Shame

Everyone knows that God loves us. So… why is it so hard to receive that love? What is the path to freedom from the guilt, shame and fear that keep us trapped in idolatrous ways of life?

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Leaky Rain Catchers

No one worries about idols anymore. Which is weird because the prophets warned about them all the time. Why should we still heed their warnings today? What, exactly, IS an idol? And what does any of this have to do with raincatchers that leak?

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What Makes a Prophet?

What is a prophet? Contrary to popular imagination, prophets in the Bible weren’t fortune tellers. God called prophets to tell the truth about God’s people, to hold up a mirror to the people. What does that look like today?

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One Big (Magical) Family

Throughout the summer, we’ve see how differently we all experience the world, and how different our paths to healing can be. Such a variety can be overwhelming – sort of like Mirabel’s big opening number. As we bring this series to a close, let’s remember a core, simple truth: no matter who we are, we belong. We’re all part of the family God has created here at Catalyst!

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Camillo the Enthusiast – Enneagram Sevens

Did we save the best for last? Maybe so… Enneagram 7s are the life of every party. Sevens love life and want to live it to the fullest – just like Camillo in Encanto. But life isn’t all fun and games – so what does it take for Sevens to slow down and be present to the hard parts of life, too?

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Bruno the Loyalist – Enneagram 6

Do you have a friend who worries constantly? Who’s aware of every possible danger – most you’d never considered? You might know an Enneagram 6. While they sometimes sound like Chicken Little, 6s are called Loyalists because they’re the most steady, reliable people you’ve ever met. What’s the path to health for these 6s? How do the rest of us make space for them to flourish? Brace yourself… for answers, we’re going to have to talk about Bruno!

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Dolores the Investigator – Enneagram Five

Do you know someone who’s got a sharp eye for details? Someone who tends to fade into the background, but doesn’t miss anything? Someone who has only so much energy for social interactions? They might be an Enneagram Five. These Investigators are a model of curiosity and intelligence. How can they learn to operate not out of scarcity and fear, but abundance and faith? And how do the rest of us help them flourish?

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Pepa the Romantic – Enneagram 4

You know those creative types? The suffering artist, that person who seems to have this deep well of emotions the rest of us only dabble in? You know an Enneagram 4, and like Encanto’s Tia Pepa, they can be both nourishing and overwhelming. How do we keep from getting blown away by these Romantics’ wild emotions? And what’s their path to flourishing?

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