I know that I am a sinner and that I need your forgiveness. I confess that there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I admit my complete inability to work my way to heaven or to somehow be good enough to be saved. Instead, I trust Christ and Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross.
I believe that I can come to you directly on the basis of Christ’s shed blood and in so doing not have to face your holy judgment. I believe that Christ was raised from the dead and I take this as a guarantee of my own resurrection. Help me now to live completely for you.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I might walk in newness of life. And help me to carry out your will each and every day until I meet you face to face.
When Jesus begins calling disciples he does not call those who believe they are righteous, he calls sinners instead. In this chapter, we will learn a lot about the attitude we need in order to be put right with God.