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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.

Substitution

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)We are acceptable to God...
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Justification by Faith

"If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Romans...
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The Method of Missions

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . ." (Matthew 28:19)Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls”, but He said, “Go . . ....
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What is a Missionary?

"Jesus said to them again, ’. . . As the Father has sent Me, I also send you’." (John 20:21)A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as...
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Submitting to God’s Purpose

"I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some." (1 Corinthians 9:22)A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man...
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The Proper Perspective

"Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 2:14)The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be...
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Nothing of the Old Life!

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)There is only one thing God...
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The Witness of the Spirit

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit . . ." (Romans 8:16)Why doesn’t God reveal Himself to you? He cannot. It is not that He will not, but...
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Impulsiveness or Discipleship?

"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . ." (Jude 20)Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it,...
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Is God’s Will My Will?

"This is the will of God, your sanctification . . ." (1 Thessalonians 4:3)Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me — is it...
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The Unheeded Secret

"Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world.'" (John 18:36)The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

". . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . ." (3 John 7)The key to the missionary’s devotion is that he is attached to nothing and...
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The Key of the Greater Work

". . . I say to you, he who believes in Me, . . . greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." (John...
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The Key to the Master’s Orders

"Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:38)The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Message

"He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2)The key to the missionary’s message is the...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Work

"Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations ....
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Individual Discouragement and Personal Growth

". . . when Moses was grown . . . he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens." (Exodus 2:11)We may have the vision of God...
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Getting into God’s Stride

"Enoch walked with God . . ." (Genesis 5:24)The true test of a person’s spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life,...
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God’s Silence — Then What?

"When He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was." (John 11:6)Has God trusted you with His silence — a silence...
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How Will I Know?

"Jesus answered and said, ’I thank You, Father . . . that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes’." (Matthew...
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