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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.

Is He Really My Lord?

". . . so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus . . ." (Acts 20:24) Joy comes from seeing the comp...
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Is This True of Me?

"None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself . . ." (Acts 20:24) It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and wi...
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His Commission to Us

"Feed My sheep" (John 21:17) When we receive the life of Christ through the Holy Spirit, He unites us with God so that His love is demonstrated in us....
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Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord?

"He said to him the third time, ’. . . do you love Me?’" (John 21:17) Have you ever felt the pain, inflicted by the Lord, at the very center of your b...
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The Piercing Question

"Do you love Me?" (John 21:17) Unless we are experiencing the hurt of facing every deception about ourselves, we have hindered the work of the Word of...
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What Do You Want The Lord to Do for You?

"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!" (Luke 18:41) Be persistent with your disturbance until you get fa...
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Do You Now Believe?

"’By this we believe . . .’ Jesus answered them, ’Do you now believe?’" (John 16:30-31) We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus on a much de...
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The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus

"Where then do You get that living water?’" (John 4:11) Have you been limiting, or impoverishing, the ministry of Jesus to the point that He is unable...
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Our Misgivings About Jesus

"The woman said to Him, ’Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep.’" (John 4:11) Our misgivings begin within ourselves when we...
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The Destitution of Service

". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15) The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not a...
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