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About Disciplines

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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Listening for Instructions - July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019

Jesus teaches the value of servanthood and humility in the kingdom of God. Our mission is not to make a name for ourselves or to seek personal recognition for our achievements....

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Listening for Instructions - July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

If you have spent time around new Christians, you have seen how eager so many are to share their faith. Christ’s love has flooded their stories. They cannot wait to tell...

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Listening for Instructions - July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

Naaman’s head must fill with expectations as he approaches the prophet Elisha’s house. Finally, he can be cured, he hopes. We imagine that Naaman has dreamt of this day for so...

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Listening for Instructions - July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

Naaman finds himself in a set of helpless circumstances. This commander in the army of the King of Aram aches with a terrible disease, leprosy, for which there was no cure....

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Investing in Others - June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

As with the prophet Elijah, the time rapidly approaches for Jesus’ return to heaven. He focuses on Jerusalem, where he knows he will pay the ultimate price to love his own,...

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Investing in Others - June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

In Galatians 5, Paul contrasts the “works of the flesh” with the “fruit of the Spirit.” Between the two is a chasm as great and wide as the divide of the...

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Investing in Others - June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

It’s Friday. The weekend beckons. We have free time to enjoy and to worship. Paul writes to the Galatians, “For freedom Christ has set us free.” Freedom not only for the...

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Investing in Others - June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

I’ve unearthed a nugget of gold in the mine of Psalm 16. It is twenty-four carat and priceless. Interested? Of course you are! Join me in reading verse 8: “I keep...

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Investing in Others - June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019

Such a reassuring psalm, isn’t it? When King David cries out for safekeeping, he knows where his security lies: “Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” David knows...

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Investing in Others - June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019

Elijah and Elisha are out walking one day, talking with each other. But it is hardly a normal day. Fire breaks out. Fire from the Lord—a chariot and horses from heaven....

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