Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

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

Rest, Relax, Rejoice; November 11, 2020


1 Corinthians 1:8-9 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is … Continue reading

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Resisting Evil; November 10, 2020


Romans 16:18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Sadly, this is a phenomenon we see all too often today. It is … Continue reading

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The Work of a Priest; November 9, 2020


Romans 15:15-16 I have written you quite boldly on some points, as if to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty … Continue reading

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Faith and Hope; November 8, 2020


Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. How good of the Lord to have … Continue reading

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Worship; November 7, 2020


Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. This is a justly famous verse, and the how of … Continue reading

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Jews; November 6, 2020


Romans 11:12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! My impression is that the average Christian thinks very little about the Jews, … Continue reading

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Trusting God; November 5, 2020


Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. That this would be the passage for today shows God’s foreknowledge and perfect … Continue reading

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Salvation; November 4, 2020


Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. From verse 15 Paul comes back to how he started in verse 1, bringing up the dangerous absurdity … Continue reading

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Freedom from Sin; November 3, 2020


Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. Once again I was faced with a real dilemma as to what to write about, because every bit of today’s reading is … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Peace; November 2, 2020


Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life … Continue reading

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