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“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” Luke 12:40 Several years ago, I was privileged to attend a Gospel Concert that was being taped for a Video.  A well-known piano player was participating and during the program played a couple of Piano solos.  One of these was “I’m getting ready to leave this world.”  He was very talented and by the time he was finished, the audience was on their feet applauding.  Someone had arranged for steam or something to come up around him at the piano, making it…

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” II Timothy 1:9 The NLT reads: “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life.  He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Jesus Christ. When God created man He know that sooner or later they would fail and not live the life He planned…

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 I was reading this second chapter of Ephesians in my devotionals this morning and it spoke to my heart in a new way.  The New Living Translation reads: “God saved you by his grace when you believed.  And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.  Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” I…