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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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A Wonderful World - May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Some in the early Christian communities asserted that Jesus was fully divine but not fully human. The writer calls them liars and antichrists (2:22). It’s easy to appreciate his passion. If...

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A Wonderful World - May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

The psalmist invites us to join the choir for the Lord’s victory celebration. There will be instrumental accompaniment, strings, and brass. Even Creation’s children will be there: the seas roaring, the...

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A Wonderful World - May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” Peter realizes if the answer is no, all heaven will break loose...

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A Wonderful World - April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

In his book, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion, sociologist of religion Peter L. Berger describes how we humans create worlds of meaning to combat the anxiety...

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A Braided Love - April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

Notice these three phrases from Psalm 22: “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before [God]....

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A Braided Love - April 28, 2018

April 28, 2018

This scripture deals with more than exclusion, more than boundaries, more than power. Three in the story are active in their own way: the Spirit, Philip, and the Ethiopian. And each...

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A Braided Love - April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

An Ethiopian eunuch has charge of the money for the queen of Ethiopia. He rides in a chariot, holding and reading the scroll of Isaiah. He is returning from Jerusalem where...

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A Braided Love - April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

I  watch the vine outside my window—the green leaves in spring look soft and gentle—and yet the vine is tenacious. It has been there all winter, readying itself for a new...

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A Braided Love - April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” The Bible makes numerous other references to vines. “Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my...

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A Braided Love - April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

Remember the elements of three: First, God is love. Second, those who abide in love abide in God. Third, God abides in them. Abide—we don’t say the word much anymore. Someone...

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Missing an Opportunity

"I am concerned about our aging church membership, not out of fear that we are becoming an 'old' church; rather, my concern is that churches are missing an opportunity to help build the Kingdom of God with older adults." Read more . . .