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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

January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

My family and I had the privilege of serving with The United Methodist Church in Malawi. The most powerful time in worship for me came during the prayers of the people....

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January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

Today we step into scripture and overhear Jeremiah’s call to serve the Lord through an intimate conversation between God and Jeremiah. God calls to Jeremiah whom God formed in the womb,...

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January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

My fourteen-year-old daughter, Claire, leaves in a few days to attend boarding school. My husband and I have agonized that we have not finished teaching and preparing her—that she will leave...

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January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

Jesus emerges from forty days in the wilderness and goes to the region of Galilee, teaching in synagogues and getting favorable reviews. In his hometown of Nazareth he gathers with the...

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January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

We are all members of Christ’s body, the church. The members of the Corinthian church seemingly disagree about the value of spiritual gifts; they have established a hierarchy of gifts and...

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January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

Psalm 19 has three sections. “The heavens declare the glory of God” begins the first section and concludes with verse 6 concerning the revelation of Creator God in the midst of...

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January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

The psalmist calls us to join with all creation in praise of God: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” The opening verses of...

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January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

As a result of their time together in the reading and hearing of God’s word, the people develop a clearer perception of God’s will for their lives. They come with reverence,...

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January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

With the renewal of the city, the people delight in hearing God’s law read aloud. They realize that God’s hand has been instrumental in the events that have led to their...

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January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

With the blessing of Artaxerxes, the king of Persia, Nehemiah returns to help rebuild and repopulate Jerusalem. Those left in Jerusalem (a majority of the population having been in exile for...

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