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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 Birth and Our New Birth

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name ‘Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us’." (Matthew 1:23) ...
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The Hidden Life

"…your life is hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:3) The Spirit of God testifies to and confirms the simple, but almighty, security of the life...
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Sharing in the Atonement

"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Galatians 6:14) Do I want to be identified with His death — to be comp...
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The Drawing of the Father

"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…" (John 6:44) When God begins to draw me to Himself, the problem of my will comes in im...
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Experience or God’s Revealed Truth?

"We have received…the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God." (1 Corinthians 2:12) My experie...
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The Right Kind of Help

"And I, if I am lifted up…will draw all peoples to Myself." (John 12:32) If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is an abs...
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The Focus of Our Message

"I did not come to bring peace but a sword." (Matthew 10:34) Never be sympathetic with a person whose situation causes you to conclude that God is dea...
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Test of Faithfulness

"We know that all things work together for good to those who love God…" (Romans 8:28) It is only a faithful person who truly believes that God soverei...
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Redemption — Creating the Need it Satisfies

"The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him…" (1 Corinthians 2:14) The gospel of God creates th...
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Wrestling Before God

"Take up the whole armor of God…praying always…" (Ephesians 6:13,18) You must learn to wrestle against the things that hinder your communication with ...
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