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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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Embodying the Resurrection - May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Christ’s sacrificial death culminates with a focus on worship in today’s passage. In response to the Lamb’s sacrifice, the elders fall down and worship. This act helps us understand the true...

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Embodying the Resurrection - May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

Jesus is praised and worshiped because he is the God who is the Lamb. The concept of praise based upon God’s sacrificial death as the Lamb constitutes an unexpected radical revelatory...

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Embodying the Resurrection - May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

The psalmist exclaims: “You . . . clothed me with gladness” so that “my glory may sing your praise” (esv). God clothes sinners with gladness to sing praise to God because of God’s own glorious...

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Embodying the Resurrection - April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

Verse 16 of our reading reiterates the idea of embodied evangelism, the suffering to which God is calling Paul for the sake of the gospel. God calls Paul to a cruciform...

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Embodying the Resurrection - April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

Evangelism occurs through our embodiment of the gospel. God calls Ananias to heal Saul of Tarsus, but Ananias understandably is anxious about taking up this mission. After all, Ananias knows that...

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Uprising/Rising Up - April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

Psalm 150 serves as our doxology this week as it affirms myriad ways to praise our Creator. Everything that breathes offers praise to God. There are extravagant acts of praise: dance,...

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Uprising/Rising Up - April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019

Today’s reading offers God’s gift of love to all of us. As Christians, we live the story of God’s love and of this blessing week after week with thankful hearts through...

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Uprising/Rising Up - April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

We can find a love story written in the story of our faith in Revelation. The beauty and wonder of the Christian story is that it is set in a complex...

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Uprising/Rising Up - April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

Emmett Till was 14 years old when he was tortured and murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955. He was accused of flirting with a white cashier, Carolyn Bryant. His mother,...

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Uprising/Rising Up - April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

In the first days after loss of a beloved, absence is palpable. Sorrow runs deep. We feel as if there is a hole in the solar plexus. Raw feelings—yearning, unbelief that...

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