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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

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

We have a saying in Mexico that states, “Oh, Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” This is not a blessing. Sharing a three-thousand-mile-long border has...

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April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

When our youngest son was about six or seven years old, my husband and I were commenting on the dire situation of the world. Our son piped up to say, “Well,...

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April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

This story must be important because it repeats what the previous chapter has already told us. Namely, that Peter has had three consecutive visions about food. We know that Peter seems...

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April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016

This praise psalm enthusiastically declares God’s sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. It uses an imperative “praise” form of the verb eleven times, thus urging us to action. Go and...

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April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016

The religious leaders have trouble believing that Jesus is the Messiah. But what is hard for me to believe or even imagine is the aspect of eternal life and never perishing....

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April 16, 2016

April 16, 2016

Jesus says, “The works . . . testify to me.” Spiritual leaders, politicos, government authorities, and corporate moguls know how to spin a good cover story, but can we trust their...

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April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016

Understanding the value of diversity is a great struggle and a great theme in modern life. But two millennia ago the story of civilization as recorded in Revelation offers preview. Eventually...

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April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016

If dark times are inevitable, can we believe during good times? For those whose natural predisposition is optimistic, the struggle of faith seems rather easy. For those who hold a pessimistic...

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April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016

Inevitably, all of us will walk through dark times. The nature of those dark times, whether it be overcoming cancer as my older brother did in six successive bouts or recovering...

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April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

When we belong to a faithful community we find that serving others comes naturally. Clearly Tabitha had discovered this and offered herself to the community in good works. Joppa, a coastal...

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