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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 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

Today Christians begin the forty-day journey of Lent that ends at Easter. For centuries Christian seekers and believers have observed this as a time of self-reflection, sacrifice, and repentance. Some Christians...

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February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016

When a person breaks an arm or a leg, if it isn’t set straight the bone may grow back crooked. It may even be necessary for the doctor to rebreak the...

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February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

Blessing comes with temptation. Every time we receive some encouraging sign of God’s work in our lives, we run the risk of becoming spiritually cocky. Of all those who came for...

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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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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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