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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 Cost of Sanctification

"May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely . . . " (1 Thessalonians 5:23) Are we prepared to pay the cost of sanctification? The cost will be a deep restriction of all our...
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Spiritual Dejection

"We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened." (Luke 24:21) Dejection stems from one of two sources...
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Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (2)

"I am already being poured out as a drink offering . . . " (2 Timothy 4:6) Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? It is an act of your will, not...
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Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (1)

"If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all." (Philippians 2:17) Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for...
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The Compelling Majesty of His Power

"The love of Christ compels us . . . " (2 Corinthians 5:14) Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us...
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Becoming the “Filth of the World”

"We have been made as the filth of the world . . ." (1 Corinthians 4:13) These words are not an exaggeration. The only reason they may not be true of us . . ....
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The Compelling Force of the Call

"Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16) Paul’s words have to do with our being made servants of Jesus Christ, and our permission is never asked as to what...
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The Call of God

"Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:17) If God were human, how sick and tired He would be of the constant requests we make...
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Do You See Your Calling?

". . . separated to the gospel of God. . ." (Romans 1:1) Paul did not say that he separated himself, but “when it pleased God, who separated me . . .” (Galatians 1:15). Paul...
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The Dilemma of Obedience

"Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision." (1 Samuel 3:15) God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, “I wonder if that is...
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