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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 Place of Exaltation

". . . Jesus took . . . them up on a high mountain apart by themselves . . ." (Mark 9:2) The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend...
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The Assigning of the Call

"I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . ." (Colossians...
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The Awareness of the Call

". . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16) At any moment the sudden awareness of this incalculable, supernatural, surprising call that...
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The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

"Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow Me’.’" (Mark...
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The “Go” of Renunciation

". . . someone said to Him, ’Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.’" (Luke 9:57) Our Lord’s answers were not based on some whim or impulsive thought, but on the knowledge of “what was...
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The “Go” of Reconciliation

"If you . . . remember that your brother has something against you . . ." (Matthew 5:23) If something is brought to your conscious mind by the Spirit of God — “First be reconciled to...
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The “Go” of Relationship

"Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." (Matthew 5:41) Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has...
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The “Go” of Preparation

"If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and...
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The Missionary’s Goal

"He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . . ’" (Luke 18:31) In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the...
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The Missionary’s Master and Teacher

"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am . . . I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master . . ." (John 13:13, 16) Having...
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