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About Disciplines

The Upper Room Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of devotions by a single author on a particular theme.

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Latest Disciplines Devotions

Acting Out of Faith - March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

When I was in seminary, one of the most referenced stories of Jesus was the cleansing of the Temple. In the Synoptic Gospels, this scene occurs as Jesus enters Jerusalem for...

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Acting Out of Faith - March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

The wandering Israelites have reached the Sinai—a large peninsula connecting the lands of Egypt to the west and Canaan (modern-day Israel) to the north and east. When the people are three...

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Acting Out of Faith - March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Paul, in this letter to the church in Corinth, understands the believers’ confusion about Jesus’ death and what it means for his followers. To some, the proclamation of a crucified messiah...

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Acting Out of Faith - March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

What a powerful example of poetic praise for God’s glory! In the opening lines of this hymn, the psalmist uses a lot of big, hyperbolic language to declare and describe God’s...

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A Royal Order - February 28, 2021

February 28, 2021

In this passage, we learn that on the way down the mountain, Jesus spoke to the disciples of the fact that he would rise from the dead. But we also know...

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A Royal Order - February 27, 2021

February 27, 2021

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Who else had been granted access to such a sight in all of history? Moses and Elijah were here, and the...

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A Royal Order - February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

How many times do we put expectations and restrictions on ourselves or others about what it means to be accepted by God and God’s people? We have to attend church this...

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A Royal Order - February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

We need not wait until the culmination of all things to experience the joy of God’s justice. The end of days is not the only time we will witness a restoration...

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A Royal Order - February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Sometimes the only hope we can find in the rampant chaos that thrives in our world is what today’s reading reminds us—that “kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over...

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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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