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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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Latest Disciplines Devotions

February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

When I was in seminary, one of my roommates fell in love with the woman he would eventually marry. I never had to ask if he had seen her on a...

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February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

We can certainly imagine the scene. Moses, the leader of God’s people, comes down from the holy mountain with two stone tablets. On them are written the Ten Commandments, the basic...

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January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

Discipleship Resources, International is a ministry of The United Methodist Church dedicated to providing church resources beyond the United States of America that are written by indigenous authors, addressing their particular...

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January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

Jesus grew up in a devout Jewish home. He read and studied scripture, observed the rituals and holidays. He became a teacher and healer, respected and admired. Word of his deeds...

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January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

I preached the word of God but did not know God’s love for myself. I protested injustice as a demonstration of love but not in response to my own belovedness. I...

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January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016

I long for a prayer life like the psalmist’s. I long for an abiding trust in God that allows me to be so frank. I want a boldness that permits me...

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January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

My family and I had the privilege of serving with The United Methodist Church in Malawi. The most powerful time in worship for me came during the prayers of the people....

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January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

Today we step into scripture and overhear Jeremiah’s call to serve the Lord through an intimate conversation between God and Jeremiah. God calls to Jeremiah whom God formed in the womb,...

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January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

My fourteen-year-old daughter, Claire, leaves in a few days to attend boarding school. My husband and I have agonized that we have not finished teaching and preparing her—that she will leave...

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January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

Jesus emerges from forty days in the wilderness and goes to the region of Galilee, teaching in synagogues and getting favorable reviews. In his hometown of Nazareth he gathers with the...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .