May 20, 2011

Call to Confession

Call to Confession 1
(based on Hebrews 4:15-16)

Friends,
our high priest, Jesus Christ,
knows all our weaknesses, and can sympathize,
because he was tested in every way we are,
only without sinning.
So let’s come boldly to the throne of grace,
where we can find mercy and grace to help
when we need it most.


Call to Confession 2
(based on Luke 24:44-48; Heb. 4:16)

You have heard what was written about Jesus in Scripture:
how he would suffer and die
and then rise from the dead on the third day;
how, through his death and resurrection,
the forgiveness of sin is now possible
for all who repent.
So let us boldly approach the throne of God,
where we will find grace and mercy.