What does it really mean to be "Christ in my form"? How can I make the truth real in my life? What exactly is faith, and how do I use it to solve the everyday problems of living? Do my prayers really make a difference? How? Like most of us, the contributors to this issue of The Intercessor have asked such questions, and all answer in their own unique voice.
"Faith crosses an unbridgeable gulf into the invisible, unknowable, impossible," says Norman Grubb in this issue’s lead article, "How Acquire Faith." Although clearly an elemental topic, many Christians misunderstand the true nature of faith. This penetrating article explores the important difference between placing faith in our reactions and depending on God alone. Brett Burrowes’ excellent Bible study answers the same question showing how Old Testament men of faith took God at His word and acted on it. An even closer picture of this life of faith unfolds in the second installment of Intercession in Action as Norman recounts two of his five major intercessions. "Faith Lessons" spotlights the crisis of union in the lives of Jacob and Joseph through which they took God at His word and lived transformed lives recorded for us for all time.
In addition to the lead articles, do not miss the other pieces in this issue. In Jon Langley’s "The Blessings of Discipline," a young man shares how his life has been revolutionized by a decision to submit to God’s discipline. Jon’s mother, Meryl Langley, continues the story of God’s total control over circumstances in her column, "Moments with Meryl." Breda Sunderland reviews The Key to Everything, a short and powerful booklet that nails down our identity as vessels. In "Tapetalk," Gail Bedell moves through Norman’s teaching on Hebrews with its focus on us as intercessor/priests. "Old Friends of Norman," a special feature in this issue’s "Area Fellowship News," contains remembrances of folks who credit Norman Grubb with instigating profound spiritual changes in their lives. Finally, don’t overlook the short features in this issue, such as "The Process of Faith," an encouragement to persevere, and "Questions? and Answers!," in which Norman shares the true nature of prayer.
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More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 16 No 1
- Zerubbabel Focus: Teleconferencing Overseas
- How Acquire Faith?
- Editor’s Note
- Moments with Meryl
- A Look at a Book
- Our Second Despair
- Faith Lessons
- Area Fellowship News
- The Process of Faith
- The Blessings of Discipline
- Tape Talk
- Excerpt from The Intercession of Rees Howells
- The Delusion of Self-sufficiency
- Many Problems, One Solution–The British Fall Conference
- Wisconsin Fellowship Weekend: Three Perspectives
- Here Am I!
- Bible Study: Faith
- Questions & Answers
- Intercession In Action
- It Remains Tough
- On Faith and Discipline…
- Words to Live By…