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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. (read more)

Fellowship in the Gospel

"…fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ…" (1 Thessalonians 3:2) If you seek great things for yourself, thinking, “God has called me for this and for that,” you barricade God from using you. As long as...
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Sacred Service

"I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ." (Colossians 1:24) The Christian worker has to be a sacred “go-between.” He must be...
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The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

"We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26) When we are born again of God and...
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The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances

"We know that all things work together for good to those who love God." (Romans 8:28) The circumstances of a saint’s life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such...
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Intimate Theology

"Do you believe this?" (John 11:26) Is Jesus teaching you to have a personal intimacy with Himself? Allow Him to drive His question home to you — “Do you believe this?” Are you facing an area...
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Partakers of His Suffering

". . . but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings." (1 Peter 4:13) If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that...
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The Authority of Truth

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8) The evangelical message should always lead [a person] to action. Refusing to act leaves a person paralyzed, exactly where he was previously. But...
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A Bondservant of Jesus

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me." (Galatians 2:20) These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands,...
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Obedience or Independence?

"If you love Me, keep My commandments." (John 14:15) The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what...
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You Are Not Your Own

"Do you not know that . . . you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19) There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man...
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