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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 Purpose of Prayer

". . . one of His disciples said to Him, ’Lord, teach us to pray . . .’" (Luke 11:1) The biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. “Ask, and...
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Living Your Theology

"Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you . . ." (John 12:35) Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey...
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Are You Ever Troubled?

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you . . ." (John 14:27) Are you severely troubled right now? Are you afraid and confused by the waves and the turbulence God sovereignly allows...
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Sacrifice and Friendship

"I have called you friends . . ." (John 15:15) We will never know the joy of self-sacrifice until we surrender in every detail of our lives. Yet self-surrender is the most difficult thing for us...
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The Spiritual Search

"What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?" (Matthew 7:9) The illustration of prayer that our Lord used here is one of a good child who...
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Prayer — Battle in “The Secret Place”

"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." (Matthew...
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I Indeed . . . But He

"I indeed baptize you with water . . . but He . . . will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Matthew 3:11) Have I ever come to the point in my life where...
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The Ministry of the Unnoticed

"Blessed are the poor in spirit . . ." (Matthew 5:3) The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit . . .” This...
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Christ-Awareness

". . . and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus Christ, turn to Him at once, asking Him to re-establish your rest. Never allow anything to...
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Self-Awareness

"Come to Me . . ." (Matthew 11:28) God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to...
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