iBelieve Magazine June 2016

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The Queen is a loyal servant of Christ

The Queen is a loyal servant of Christ

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  • Former gang member Gabe Salazar tells how he found a true father after giving his life to Christ
  • One-time inmate John Finlinson is back behind bars, but this time for a very different reason
  • Pastor Paul Hallam says God spoke to him in a hospital bed after he was involved in a gangland punch-up

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  • Ruan Pienaar may be one of Rugby Union’s biggest stars, but that’s not the main focus of his life
  • Paralympic medalist Stefanie Reid got a second chance after her prayers were answered
  • Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien explains how he turned to God after a friend took him to church

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  • iBelieve chef Emily Roberts picks two favourite summer recipes: pesto pasta and rhubarb meringues

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  • Seek God’s will and it will defeat the stresses of modern life, advises Joyce Meyer
  • We can all find the time for the things we really want to do, writes Carl Beech

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  • iTech We choose the best soundbars for all budgets
  • Why I Believe Bank worker and church co-leader Sue Mansfield explains how God’s Word helps her
  • Going Places Visit Florence this summer for a real taste of culture
  • #TrendingNow The tweets that are trending about faith and life
  • Devotion We talk of ‘redigging the wells’, but the Church often puts obstructions in them, says Steve Uppal
  • Time Out Two packed pages of brain teasers and fun
  • Your money We look at property development and ask whether it’s a good investment or not
  • iReviews The best in Christian books and music with Rachel Issitt

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Peter Wreford July 2012

British believers should be grateful to God for a monarch like ours

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has long been recognised as a remarkable example of dedication to the role that life dealt her.

For more than six decades she has been a symbol of stability and dignity through some of the most turbulent and challenging years that our nation Commonwealth has known.

More recently, however, she has taken the opportunity of her Christmas broadcasts to become an evangelist. Always careful to speak to people of all faiths and none, The Queen has nevertheless made it abundantly clear that she herself is a Christian, and on one memorable occasion went so far as to invite others to follow Christ, quoting the carol, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’, which asks ‘What can I give him, poor as I am?’ and answers ‘Yet what I can I give him – give my heart.’

Of course, there are those who feel she should speak about sin and salvation, heaven and hell, but I reckon that British believers should be grateful to God for a monarch who has been a shining example of the humanity, poise and purpose that an active faith in Christ should produce.

I have yet to hear any other Western head of state make remarks that are even remotely comparable, never mind provide such an example of selfless dedication to her country.

We are delighted to carry a major feature celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and I hope every reader will join me in praying that the Lord will bless her with favour and strength for her very often thankless task.

This is the clear Bible command to every believer (1 Tim 2), and surely all the more vital as we approach the referendum that will have such a profound effect on the future of our nation.

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