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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

February 7, 2016

February 7, 2016

The disciples, “weighed down with sleep,” look up to see Jesus in dazzling clothes talking with two of the great heroes of the faith. Peter, as is often the case, speaks...

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February 6, 2016

February 6, 2016

The disciples seem to have a sleeping disorder. Every time Jesus asks them to wait with him while he goes off alone, they doze off. Do you remember that this will...

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February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

The apostle is noted for using vivid imagery in his letters. He attempts to persuade his audience by employing metaphors to explain spiritual truths. In this passage he strongly emphasizes “seeing.”...

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February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016

In this section of Second Corinthians, Paul emphasizes the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. Prior to this passage he has drawn a contrast between the law of God being written...

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February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

Often at the beginning of worship, the worship leader invites God’s presence into the gathered assembly. When have you reflected on the significance of this invitation? Frequently we equate God’s presence...

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February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

When I was in seminary, one of my roommates fell in love with the woman he would eventually marry. I never had to ask if he had seen her on a...

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February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

We can certainly imagine the scene. Moses, the leader of God’s people, comes down from the holy mountain with two stone tablets. On them are written the Ten Commandments, the basic...

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January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

Discipleship Resources, International is a ministry of The United Methodist Church dedicated to providing church resources beyond the United States of America that are written by indigenous authors, addressing their particular...

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January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

Jesus grew up in a devout Jewish home. He read and studied scripture, observed the rituals and holidays. He became a teacher and healer, respected and admired. Word of his deeds...

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January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

I preached the word of God but did not know God’s love for myself. I protested injustice as a demonstration of love but not in response to my own belovedness. I...

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