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Oswald Chambers was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1874, the youngest son of a Baptist minister. He spent his boyhood years in Perth; then his family moved to London when Oswald was fifteen. Shortly after the move to London, Oswald made his public profession of faith in Christ and became a member of Rye Lane Baptist Church. This marked a period of rapid spiritual growth, along with an intense struggle to find God’s will and way for his life. Oswald Chambers was not famous during his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1917 at the age of forty-three, only three books bearing his name had been published. Among a relatively small circle of Christians in Britain and the U.S., Chambers was much appreciated as a teacher of rare insight and expression, but he was not widely known.

The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

". . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . ." (3 John 7) The key to the missionary’s devotion is that he is attached to nothing and to no one exce...
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The Key of the Greater Work

". . . I say to you, he who believes in Me, . . . greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." (John 14:12) Prayer does not equip ...
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The Key to the Master’s Orders

"Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:38) The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God,...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Message

"He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2) The key to the missionary’s message is...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Work

"Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations ...
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Individual Discouragement and Personal Growth

". . . when Moses was grown . . . he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens." (Exodus 2:11) We may have the vision of God and a very cle...
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Getting into God’s Stride

"Enoch walked with God . . ." (Genesis 5:24) The true test of a person’s spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments...
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God’s Silence — Then What?

"When He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was." (John 11:6) Has God trusted you with His silence — a silence that...
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How Will I Know?

"Jesus answered and said, ’I thank You, Father . . . that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes’." (M...
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Building on the Atonement

". . . present . . . your members as instruments of righteousness to God." (Romans 6:13) I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement fo...
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