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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 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 dealing harshly with him. God can be more...
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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 sovereignly controls his circumstances. We take our circumstances...
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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 the sense of need for the gospel. ....
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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 God, and wrestle in prayer for other people; but to wrestle with...
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Approved to God

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) If you cannot express yourself well on each of...
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The Great Life

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled…" (John 14:27) As long as we try to...
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Intercessory Prayer

"…men always ought to pray and not lose heart." (Luke 18:1) True intercession involves bringing the person, or the circumstance that seems to be crashing in on you, before God, until you are changed by...
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Personality

"…that they may be one just as We are one…" (John 17:22) Personality is the characteristic mark of the inner, spiritual man, just as individuality is the characteristic of the outer, natural man. Our Lord...
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Individuality

"Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself…’" (Matthew 16:24) The characteristics of individuality are independence and self-will. We hinder our spiritual growth more than any other...
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The Offering of the Natural

"It is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman." (Galatians 4:22) God’s perfect will was for the natural to be changed into the spiritual through obedience....
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