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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

Shocked into Change - August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016

The writer of Hebrews now focuses on the men and women of the fledgling church and tells them, “You can also live faithfully!” I suspect they listened, nodding wisely, as the...

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Shocked into Change - August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

The magnificent words by faith ring down through the ages. That was all it took. By faith in God the Israelites crossed the Red Sea on dry land. Who took the...

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Shocked into Change - August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016

With his disciples, Jesus has addressed the issues of preparation and readiness and has made it clear that there is no peace without conflict. He wishes the fire that both destroys...

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Shocked into Change - August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016

Luke’s Gospel begins with a glorious account of Jesus’ birth. The angels bring a message of peace on earth. So Jesus’ question comes as a shock: “Do you think I have...

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Shocked into Change - August 9, 2016

August 9, 2016

The vintager sings of the vineyard as a place that is dearly loved. He has done everything possible to produce a sweet crop, but the vineyard produces only wild grapes. God...

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Shocked into Change - August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

Walk with me through the vineyard. We stroll between the vines in the early morning sunlight. The vintager has worked hard, caring for this land that he loves, doing all he...

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God Is Great - August 7, 2016

August 7, 2016

Jesus instructs his disciples to “sell your possessions and give alms” and goes on to observe that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Speculation abounds as to...

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God Is Great - August 6, 2016

August 6, 2016

Messages of fear fill our world: fear of violence, disease, financial ruin, or simply being out of fashion. Often the message of the faith community gets lost in our fear of...

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God Is Great - August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016

We are called to believe in God, and Abraham is the quintessential exemplar of such faith. He believed God’s promises related to an as-yet-undisclosed land, an unborn heir, and an unfulfilled...

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God Is Great - August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016

How does God communicate with you? I have had a few “mountaintop” experiences on retreat or after a time of intense prayer, meditation, and holy conversation. But most of us encounter...

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