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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.

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.”...
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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 ...
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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 permissi...
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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 cons...
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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 . . .”...
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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 ...
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How Could Someone Be So Ignorant!

"Who are You, Lord?" (Acts 26:15) There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. H...
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How Could Someone So Persecute Jesus!

"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" (Acts 26:14) Are you determined to have your own way in living for God? . . . Stubbornness and self-will wil...
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Look Again and Think

"Do not worry about your life . . . " (Matthew 6:25) A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of ri...
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Look Again and Consecrate

"If God so clothes the grass of the field . . . , will He not much more clothe you . . . ?" (Matthew 6:30) Jesus asks us to consider that “if God so c...
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