Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

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

Rewards; December 9, 2018


Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We are saved by grace through faith, (Ephesians 2:8-9) but … Continue reading

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The Word of God; December 8, 2018


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. As long as I … Continue reading

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Rest; December 7, 2018


Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, … Continue reading

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Temptation; December 6, 2018


Hebrews 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. We sometimes have trouble imagining what it was like for Jesus to live as a human being. We kind of … Continue reading

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Angels; December 5, 2018


Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? This whole first chapter of Hebrews focuses on the differences between Christ and angels, because obviously some people in the 1st Century were getting … Continue reading

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Faith, Knowledge, and Activity; December 4, 2018


Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. There are some arguable points about exactly what is subject and … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; December 3, 2018


Titus 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. Wow. Talk about a description of modern society! It’s important to note that Paul isn’t giving this description from a … Continue reading

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