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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.

Destined To Be Holy

". . . it is written, ’Be holy, for I am holy’." (1 Peter 1:16) We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to ha...
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My Joy . . . Your Joy

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) What was the joy that Jesus had? . . ....
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Usefulness or Relationship?

"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10:20) Jesus Christ ...
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The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

"Jesus said to her, ’Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’" (John 11:40) Every time you venture out in your ...
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The Purpose of Prayer

". . . one of His disciples said to Him, ’Lord, teach us to pray . . .’" (Luke 11:1) The biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Him...
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Living Your Theology

"Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you . . ." (John 12:35) Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaint...
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Are You Ever Troubled?

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you . . ." (John 14:27) Are you severely troubled right now? Are you afraid and confused by the waves and ...
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Sacrifice and Friendship

"I have called you friends . . ." (John 15:15) We will never know the joy of self-sacrifice until we surrender in every detail of our lives. Yet self-...
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The Spiritual Search

"What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?" (Matthew 7:9) The illustration of prayer that our Lord used here ...
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Prayer — Battle in “The Secret Place”

"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secre...
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