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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.

Deserter or Disciple?

"From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more." (John 6:66) When God, by His Spirit through His Word, gives you a clear...
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Continuous Conversion

"…unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3) If we trust in our own abilities, instead...
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Where the Battle is Won or Lost

"If you will return, O Israel," says the Lord… (Jeremiah 4:1) Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in God’s presence, never...
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Walk in the Light

"If we walk in the light as He is in the light…the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:7) I must “walk...
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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) His Birth in...
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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 that “is hidden...
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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...
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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...
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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 experiences are...
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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...
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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 dealing harshly...
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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...
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