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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.

Does He Know Me . . . ?

"He calls his own . . . by name . . ." (John 10:3)  It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s...
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The Evidence of the New Birth

"You must be born again." (John 3:7)  The answer to Nicodemus’ question, “How can a man be born when he is old?” is: Only when he is willing to...
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The Discipline of the Lord

"My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him." (Hebrews 12:5)  It is very easy to grieve the Spirit...
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Do Not Quench the Spirit

"Do not quench the Spirit." (1 Thessalonians 5:19)  The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze — so gentle that unless you are...
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The Theology of Resting in God

"Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" (Matthew 8:26)  When we are afraid, the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a...
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This Experience Must Come

"Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha . . . saw him no more." (2 Kings 2:11-12)  It is not wrong for you to depend on...
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The Holy Suffering of the Saint

"Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good . . ." (1 Peter 4:19)  The saint who satisfies the...
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Prayer in the Father’s Hearing

"Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, ’Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.’" (John 11:41)  Never let your common sense become so prominent and forceful that...
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Prayer in the Father’s Honor

". . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)  Am I simple enough to identify myself with my...
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Prayer in the Father’s House

". . . they found Him in the temple . . . And He said to them, ’. . . Did you not know that I must be about...
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The Cross in Prayer

"In that day you will ask in My name . . ." (John 16:26)  We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to get...
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The Bewildering Call of God

"’. . . and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.’ . . . But they understood none of these...
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