Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.

Peter; September 18, 2021


Acts 3:16 “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you … Continue reading

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Pentecost; September 17, 2021


Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The events on the day of Pentecost were momentous in every way, and here we have the response to … Continue reading

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Decisions; September 16, 2021


Acts 1:24-26 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot … Continue reading

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Perception; September 15, 2021


Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. It is interesting to try to imagine the atmosphere in this prayer meeting. They were obeying what … Continue reading

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Assignments; September 14, 2021


John 18:11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” John doesn’t record Jesus’ agonized prayer about this “cup,” but at the time he wrote that was already circulating through … Continue reading

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Identifying with Christ; September 13, 2021


John 17:14-15 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the … Continue reading

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Praying for the World; September 12, 2021


John 17:9 “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.” This verse in English has always bothered me a bit. It feels like when God told … Continue reading

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Peace; September 11, 2021


John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I thought I would be able to write on … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Name; September 10, 2021


John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” This verse (along with a few others) is the theological foundation for the almost universal practice … Continue reading

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Legacy; September 9, 2021


John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” It struck me as I read this morning … Continue reading

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