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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.

Learning About His Ways

"When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples . . . He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities." (Matthew 11:1)He comes where He commands us...
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Becoming Entirely His

"Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." (James 1:4)Many of us appear to be all right in general, but there are...
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The Teaching of Disillusionment

"Jesus did not commit Himself to them . . . , for He knew what was in man." (John 2:24-25)Disillusionment means having no more misconceptions, false impressions, and false...
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Do You See Jesus in Your Clouds?

"Behold, He is coming with clouds . . ." (Revelation 1:7)In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings, or providential circumstances, within or...
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God’s Purpose or Mine?

"He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side . . ." (Mark 6:45)We tend to think that if Jesus Christ compels...
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The Way to Knowledge

"If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine . . ." (John 7:17)The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one...
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The Way to Purity

"Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart . . . For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,...
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Am I Blessed Like This?

"Blessed are . . ." (Matthew 5:3-11)The Beatitudes contain the “dynamite” of the Holy Spirit. And they “explode” when the circumstances of our lives cause them to do so....
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His Nature and Our Motives

". . . unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:20)The characteristic of a...
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Sanctification (2)

"But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us . . . sanctification . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:30)The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is...
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Sanctification (1)

"This is the will of God, your sanctification. . ." (1 Thessalonians 4:3)The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well...
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The Doorway to the Kingdom

"Blessed are the poor in spirit . . ." (Matthew 5:3)As long as we have some self-righteous idea that we can carry out our Lord’s teaching, God will allow...
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