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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

November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

I am uncomfortable with the idea of saints. Hearing the word saint conjures up images of serious-looking people dressed in robes with huge golden halos encircling their heads. Saints stand taller...

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A Place in the Choir - October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016

Ah, the “good old days”! How we miss them! In a rapidly changing world, nothing is more appealing than memories, real or imagined, of greater glory than what lies before us...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016

As Zacchaeus hurries down from his perch in the sycamore tree and welcomes Jesus to his house, everyone witnessing this scene starts murmuring. We can hear them now: “What kind of...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016

On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus encounters in Jericho a throng eager to see him, a familiar scene in Luke. Jesus also encounters a rich tax collector, also familiar. In the...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016

The first chapter of Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians begins and ends with grace: “grace and peace to you” in a salutation and the “grace of our God” in a...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” What a way to begin a letter! Perhaps, like me, you receive voluminous e-mails daily, many unwanted...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016

In this prayer of lament, the longest psalm in the Psalter, righteous is a key word and is repeated five times. The psalmist points us not only to God who is...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

Habakkuk positions himself to hear God’s response to the dominant question posed in yesterday’s reading, “How long?” In his declaration that he will be at his “watchpost” waiting for God, Habakkuk...

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Our Joy in God’s Righteousness - October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016

In today’s passage, the beginning of a dialogue between the prophet Habakkuk and God, Habakkuk complains vehemently to God and questions God, who seems to be silent and inattentive in the...

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Gratitude: Foundation of Faith - October 23, 2016

October 23, 2016

On this sabbath day in thousands of settings, faithful Christ-followers take their places of leadership to teach, praise, preach, and pray. They have studied, prepared, and centered themselves in the presence...

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