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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.

His Temptation and Ours

"We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." (Hebrews 4:15)  The temptations...
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Is There Good in Temptation?

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man . . ." (1 Corinthians 10:13)  Temptation itself is not sin; it is something we are bound...
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Praying to God in Secret

"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place . . ." (Matthew 6:6) ...
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What To Renounce

"We have renounced the hidden things of shame . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:2)  Have you “renounced the hidden things of shame” in your life — the things that...
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Arguments or Obedience

". . . the simplicity that is in Christ." (2 Corinthians 11:3)  You cannot think through spiritual confusion to make things clear; to make things clear, you must obey....
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After Surrender — Then What?

"I have finished the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4)  True surrender is not simply surrender of our external life but surrender of our will...
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Going Through Spiritual Confusion

"Jesus answered and said, ’You do not know what you ask’." (Matthew 20:22)  There are times in your spiritual life when there is confusion, and the way out of...
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Missionary Weapons (2)

"If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet." (John 13:14)  Ministering in Everyday Opportunities that surround us does...
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Missionary Weapons (1)

"When you were under the fig tree, I saw you." (John 1:48)  Worshiping in Everyday Occasions. If you are not doing the task that is closest to you now,...
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Do It Yourself (2)

". . . bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 10:5)  Determinedly Discipline Other Things. This is another difficult aspect of...
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Do It Yourself (1)

". . . casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God . . ." (2 Corinthians 10:5)  Determinedly Demolish Some Things. Deliverance...
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Fountains of Blessings

"The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:14)  The picture our Lord described here is...
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The Far-Reaching Rivers of Life

"He who believes in Me . . . out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38)  A river reaches places which its source never knows....
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Watching With Jesus

"Stay here and watch with Me." (Matthew 26:38)  “Watch with Me.” Jesus was saying, in effect, “Watch with no private point of view at all, but watch solely and...
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