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"Attack the Attack" by Jeff Burger (DVD). A Review

His fist flew menacingly through the air toward my face. Instinctively I parried it, grabbed his wrist, turned under his momentum and threw him across my shoulders over onto his back. Though he was 50 pounds heavier than me, and taller by several inches, the fight ended in a split second because my reaction was automatic and aggressive.  That’s the point and focus of the new 93 minute DVD, “Attack the Attack” by Jeff Burger, an instructor in Karate, Ju Jutsu, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu for over 30 years. The training material is meant for easy retention and quick mastery, with loads of demonstration.
“Attack the Attack” begins with the principial aspects of the program: mental, conceptual, and physical. Burger goes on to cover the importance of growing competent through practice, and visualizing the outcome. He also discusses and displays the potential picture of an attacker coming at various speeds and angles, and where to be as soon as the attack arrives. Then he breaks down various bl…

"The Whole Christ" by Sinclair Ferguson. A Review

The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, & Gospel Assurance – Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters Sinclair B. Ferguson Crossway 1300 Crescent Street Wheaton, IL 60187 ISBN: 978-1-4335-4800-0; $24.99; January 2016 5 of 5 Stars Remedial Reading
“But, pastor, how can I know that I’m saved?” In one form or another I have been asked this question by many godly people whose faces are twisted with fear or stained with tears. On the other hand, I have been told forcefully and flippantly by others whose lives are marred by some form of immorality (hooking up, abortion, unbiblical divorce, etc.) “God will forgive me anyway.” Both scenes break my heart. And every pastor knows that how they respond to the one or the other may get thrown back into their face with charges of “antinomian!” or “legalist!” That’s what makes “The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, & Gospel Assurance – Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters” by Sinclair Ferguson, professor of Syste…

"O God, You Created All Things" - 4 September 2016

O God, you created all things very good, by the word of your power; and your works of providence are your mostly holy, wise and powerful preserving and governing of all your creatures and all our actions (WSC 9 and 11). Therefore, our hearts are full of thankfulness because we have been richly endowed with your goodness: health, strength, hope, stamina, happiness, sustenance, homes and satisfaction. And even when in your good providence these are withheld from us, we have you our greatest good and deepest joy! Thank you!
O God, there are people we love and know who have never embraced your Son Jesus Christ, trusting in him for their salvation and repenting of their sins….There are those we love and know who seem to have become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin…There are whole tribes, gangs, and countries; there are Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Iraqis, Afghanis, Nigerians, Somalis, Hans, Yomatos, Koreans, Tibetans, Kazakhs, and truck loads of others that have never heard nor res…