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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

I Baptize You - January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

Another named storm headlines the news. Some years we’ve run out of letters from the English alphabet and have had to move on to the Greek alphabet. And those are only...

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I Baptize You - January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022

Isaiah said they would bring gold and frankincense as gifts to praise the Lord. It would be a joyous occasion, when all the world would see the worth of God’s people...

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I Baptize You - January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

Chaff, as you know, is the stuff that comes along with a grain of wheat, a sort of outer skin. Think of it like that piece of husk that sometimes shows...

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I Baptize You - January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022

Following Jesus always involves a little two-step dance. For United Methodists and many others, baptism is one step—especially baptism for those “unable to answer for themselves,” typically babies. And then ten...

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I Baptize You - January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

Did you hear that? Did you hear the voice from heaven say, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased”? Even if you missed the message, you...

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The Joy of Restoration - January 2, 2022

January 2, 2022

The immanence of God has always been a desire for people since time immemorial. Finding God who dwells among the people would mean problems of access to divine favor are reduced....

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The Joy of Restoration - January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

John 1 displays the pre-existent Christ, the spoken word, becoming a human being. This being was with God, and God was the word. This word is the Son of God, Jesus...

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The Joy of Restoration - December 31, 2021

December 31, 2021

Paul explains to the believers in Ephesus that God is in control today, tomorrow, and forever. The apostle explains that God has a plan to adopt each person in Jesus Christ...

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The Joy of Restoration - December 30, 2021

December 30, 2021

Ephesians 1 opens with Paul announcing peace and the grace of God to the believers in Ephesus. He describes God's spiritual blessing on humanity in Jesus’ name. The text makes clear...

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The Joy of Restoration - December 29, 2021

December 29, 2021

Psalm 147 speaks words of comfort to the people of Israel and exhorts them to praise God for God’s power. God’s understanding is unlimited, and our Creator rejoices in those who...

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