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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. (read more)

Prayer in the Father’s Honor

". . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35) Am I simple enough to identify myself with my Lord in this way? Is He...
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Prayer in the Father’s House

". . . they found Him in the temple . . . And He said to them, ’. . . Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’" (Luke 2:46, 49)...
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The Cross in Prayer

"In that day you will ask in My name . . ." (John 16:26) We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to get through, yet we get through for...
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The Bewildering Call of God

"’. . . and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.’ . . . But they understood none of these things . . ." (Luke 18:31,...
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The Brave Friendship of God

"He took the twelve aside . . ." (Luke 18:31) Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because there is nothing good in...
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The Compelling Purpose of God

"He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . ." (Luke 18:31) We are not taken into a conscious agreement with God’s purpose — we are taken into...
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The Teaching of Adversity

"In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) If you are a child of God, you will certainly encounter adversities, but Jesus says you...
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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 to leave . If you...
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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 still some areas in which...
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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 judgments in life; it means...
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