Common Slaves

Common Men; Uncommon Master


January 2016

A Word from Watson

Oh, folly is it to put forth all one’s violence for the world, which is but ‘for a season,’ and not for Christ and grace. As if a condemned man being earnest to get his dinner, but not concerned with getting his pardon.

from Heaven Taken by Storm

A Word from Watson

He that is all on fire for the world, will be all ice for Heaven. Take heed of engaging your affections too far in these secular things. Use the world as your servant, but do not follow it as your master.

-from Heaven Taken by Storm

What Are the Burdened to Do? Meditation on Psalm 44

The following stems from a period I spent under the counseling of my beloved pastor, the Good Dr. Ivan Fiske, who stood by my side during a period of apparent defeat, and faithfully pointed me to the Scriptures for the healing of my soul. The exercise this is drawn out of consisted of reading Psalm 44 daily for a week, and asking the question, “What are the burdened to do?” Continue reading “What Are the Burdened to Do? Meditation on Psalm 44”

Words from Watson

Take heed of setting up your abode in the lowest pitch of grace. He that hath the least grace, may have motion but not violence. It is a pitiful thing to be contented with just so much grace as will keep life and soul together. A sick man may have life, but is not lively. Grace may live in the heart, but is sickly, and does not flourish into lively acts.

-from Heaven Taken by Storm

In Defense of the Offending Pastor

“…They will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony… But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, and you will be hated by all because of My name.” – Luke 21:12-13, 16-17

What I am about to attempt to undertake may be, to many, a fool’s errand. I present myself as a defense attorney in defense of the perceived scum of the earth. Continue reading “In Defense of the Offending Pastor”

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