But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Romans 10:8-10 (NIV)
If you didn’t get to read X-Hooker, Annie Lobert’s testimony, here’s an interview with her open sharing how she got trapped into prostitution in the sex industry.
But the incredible part is where she shares with tears on how she got out from that lifestyle after 11 years!
♥ GOD LOVES YOU! ♥
December 15, 2007
The Straits Times
By Roland Chia
IN RECENT years, there has been a spate of anti-religion literature authored by atheists who are either crusading for religion to be privatised or abolished.
The titles of their books openly declare their basic agendas: The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins), God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Christopher Hitchens), The End Of Faith (Sam Harris) and Breaking The Spell (Daniel Dennett). These authors champion atheism and the ideology that it has spawned, namely, secularism.
They argue that religion is responsible for some of the worst atrocities in history and that society’s future lies in a secularism that would keep religion out of the public square.
These authors often quote stark examples in history of the chaos and bloodshed for which religion was allegedly responsible. And one of their favourites is…. (cont’d)
Read the full article here
When Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees on why he eats with tax collectors and ‘sinners’? Jesus’ reply was simple: For I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners. Isn’t it amazing to know that Jesus showed love to the ‘outcasts’ such as tax-collectors, lepers, sick, murderers and prostitutes???
For many of us who might not be able to identify with prostitutes, here’s a wonderful and insightful testimony of Annie Lobert, a self-confessed ex-hooker who started Hookers For Jesus Ministry.
For me, Christmas is about remembering the significance of the Gift of eternal life with God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
My Christmas 2007
During this year’s Christmas celebration service, I was brought back to the time when I was lost (yet I didn’t know then) in darkness- leading an aimless life of wild living pierced with vices.
And somehow, God graciously intercepted my spiral path towards total destruction and condemnation. He sought me and saved me.
If that was not enough, He brought me into His Family- Hope Church- to be loved and taken care of. And now, I have a new identity and purpose in Him; His new creation (c.f. 2 Corinthians 5:17)!
But above all that He has done for me, I am deeply grateful with this fact that though I was once lost, but now I’m found!
My Christmas prayer
In response to His love and mercy upon me, I earnestly pray that my loved and close ones or everyone for that matter who are lost will experience His goodness and power in their own lives.
I pray that God would be merciful and snatch them from the clutches of darkness just as He did with me.
Enjoy the falling of snow flakes in sunny Singapore only on this site!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….
Picture taken with Unit group- NG5A from Hope Church Singapore.