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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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Naming Our True Identity - July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

An old saying goes like this: “History predicts the future.” Today’s psalm is betting on that probability. God is lauded as one who is righteous, just, steadfast, and faithful. To validate...

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Connecting with God - July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018

Throughout the Gospels, the writers give us clues about Jesus’ nature, miracles, birth, and death—even when they’re not writing explicitly about Jesus. Mark lets us know this story will reveal something...

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Connecting with God - July 14, 2018

July 14, 2018

Remembering reconnects us when we have been disconnected or cut off. Anything can trigger a memory, a remembering: a story, word, sighting, or experience. Psalm 24 shows us that ritual experiences...

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Connecting with God - July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

The heart of this text tells us that in Christ we are in right relationship with God: Jesus Christ is God’s all-sufficient pledge that we may inherit redemption as God’s people....

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Connecting with God - July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018

Today’s reading celebrates God as the King of glory and reminds us of a crucial element of practicing faith—ritual helps us reconnect with God. Psalm 24 may have been used in...

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Connecting with God - July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018

Today’s verses illuminate three aspects of creation theology: the earth belongs to God; we who live in the earth belong to God; God is the source of life. The psalmist sees...

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Connecting with God - July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

David retrieves the ark from Obed-edom before recommencing the celebration. Elaborate celebrations accompany the journey to Jerusalem: David dances “with all his might” and dresses the part too. He engages fully...

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Connecting with God - July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

In chapter 5 we learn David has covenanted with all the tribes of Israel to be their king and has made Jerusalem the capital of Israel. David’s relationship with God sustains...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 8, 2018

July 8, 2018

As Paul describes his thorn in the flesh, his words are quite countercultural for life in the second decade of the twenty-first century, when materialism and financial success are honored in...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 7, 2018

July 7, 2018

Paul mentions a man who received such a powerful vision of God that he actually experienced Paradise. This would seem to be exactly the experience the super-apostles in verse 11 would...

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Praise for The Upper Room

“I praise God for the ministry of The Upper Room. After publishing a daily devotional, I received a message from a 16-year old in South Africa thanking me for lifting her out of depression.” Read Tony’s devotional here.