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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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Latest Disciplines Devotions

Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 14, 2020

November 14, 2020

So I Was Afraid Fear may be seen as having faith in the enemy. Fear can hold us enthralled, imprisoned. Paralyzed by the “what-ifs” and “maybes,” we decide we would rather...

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Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

Untie the Knots Deborah, prophet and judge, was a woman of heroic stature who had the courage to lay her inner leading on the line of fire. She spurred military leader...

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Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Get Help Perhaps Christ gave us the church because it is too hard to follow him alone. Sometimes pride prevents us from reaching out to others for help. We may be...

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Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

In the Meantime . . . Much in our lives is ambiguous, uncertain, unresolved, and conflicted. What do we do while waiting for clarity and resolution? Paul advises that we keep awake. Be...

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Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

What Are You Looking At? You are still sitting on the steps. You hear the dryer buzz, but you can’t make yourself get up to go fold the laundry. You have...

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Growing in Faith the Hard Way - November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

Not Again! You are slumped on the stairs, head in your hands, going over in your mind what she said, what you said. You feel that hard knot of anger tightening...

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Choose, Now! - November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020

Is God really so severe as our week’s passages imply? Are we shocked, even outraged, to entertain that the answer might be “Yes”? Perhaps we have domesticated the “consuming fire” of...

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Choose, Now! - November 7, 2020

November 7, 2020

The passages this week have made me squirm. I want more grace and less accountability. I’ve thought, Well, that’s the Old Testament. Give me Jesus. Or, Paul sometimes speaks abruptly; Jesus...

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Choose, Now! - November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

The good news of Jesus’ return fills our sails with winds of hope that propel us forward into even the most difficult days. Those who have died are not gone forever....

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Choose, Now! - November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Are you ready for some good news? We get a breather today and some words of encouragement. God’s people have always suffered the awkwardness, and sometimes even persecution, of not being...

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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

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