Before God Most High
As a descendant of Adam, who sinned and fell from grace, I appear before you as one without personal merit and deserving of eternal punishment in hell. According to your Word, the wages of sin is death and without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin. Your law requires a perfect sacrifice for sin, which I am incapable of providing. In your eternal plan of redemption, Jesus Christ left his home in heaven to seek and to save those who were lost by becoming the perfect sacrifice for the elect. When the good news was proclaimed, your Spirit gave me new life in Christ, prompting me to hear and to respond in faith to your effectual call upon my life. Upon my confession of faith in His deity, virgin birth, literal death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and hope of His second coming, I have assurance of salvation guaranteed by the only wise God who invites me to come.
Anne C. James: Sermons of Anne C. James., 2008