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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)

The Discipline of Dismay

"As they followed they were afraid." (Mark 10:32) At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to...
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Yielding

". . . you are that one’s slaves whom you obey . . ." (Romans 6:16) The first thing I must be willing to admit when I begin to examine what controls and dominates me...
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God’s Total Surrender to Us

"For God so loved the world that He gave . . ." (John 3:16) As I am caught up into total surrender to God, I become thrilled with something infinitely greater than myself. . ....
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Total Surrender

"Peter began to say to Him, ’See, we have left all and followed You’." (Mark 10:28) Genuine total surrender is a personal sovereign preference for Jesus Christ Himself. Where does Jesus Christ figure in when...
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Obedience to the “Heavenly Vision”

"I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision." (Acts 26:19) If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible — not God. We lose the vision because of our own...
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Being an Example of His Message

"Preach the word!" (2 Timothy 4:2) We are not saved only to be instruments for God, but to be His sons and daughters. He does not turn us into spiritual agents but into spiritual messengers,...
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Turning Back or Walking with Jesus?

"Do you also want to go away?" (John 6:67) What a penetrating question! Our Lord’s words often hit home for us when He speaks in the simplest way. In spite of the fact that we...
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The Surrendered Life

"I have been crucified with Christ . . ." (Galatians 2:20) To become one with Jesus Christ, a person must be willing not only to give up sin, but also to surrender his whole way...
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The Source of Abundant Joy

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37) The underlying foundation of the Christian faith is the undeserved, limitless miracle of the love of God that was...
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Taking the Next Step

". . . in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses." (2 Corinthians 6:4) When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you,...
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