Conferences provide a platform to serve families like yours with the life-transforming resources and teaching the LORD has graciously given to us. Several conferences have canceled in an attempt to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading. Thankfully, where there are roadblocks, there are new doors of opportunity.

Following the cancelation of a conference where Dr. Hamby was to be the keynote speaker, the Lord gave us the idea to host the conference on-line, where families can receive the same instruction and guidance in the safety of their own homes.  We are excited to present Dr. Mark Hamby’s new Fastened Like Nails seminars along with his most popular seminars on parenting and character development.

The seminars are free! To view, fill out the registration form below. You will then receive an email with a link to the seminar page.

Dr. Hamby’s topics include the following:

The House of Figs and The Olive Press, Special Easter Seminars  (click for description)

The House of Figs

It does stand to reason that Jesus, in His humanity, was demonstrating His limitations as a man, especially as I recall His words from the cross, “My God, my God why has thou forsaken me?” But something just doesn’t seem to add up. If Jesus was fully God and fully man, and had just spent the last three years of His life telling of his death, burial, and resurrection, then why the last minute request for the pass?

To add even further question to the traditional interpretation that Jesus was helping us identify with the weaknesses of humanity, John 12 opens the floodgates of controversy. “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.”  John 12 takes place just prior to Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane. It would appear that Jesus is saying that He can’t pray the prayer that most people think He prayed.

Confused? Take some time to ponder this and look at the Scriptures for yourself. I think you will be very surprised when you learn what Jesus was really praying.

The Olive Press

Join Dr. Mark Hamby as he takes you on a journey through the Garden of Gethsemane, retracing the steps of Jesus and considering the circumstances surrounding His unusual prayer. Roll up your sleeves and grapple with what appears to be paradoxical statements in the Scriptures. Mark will take you to Capernaum, Israel, via video, where he will reveal hidden truths imbedded in the meaning of “Gethsemane.”

If you are carrying a heavy burden or experiencing pressure in your life as a result of difficult relationships, physical trials, or spiritual emptiness, this seminar will provide genuine hope and practical help to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Raise Them Up, Don’t Crush Them Down (click for description)

Children need to hear the beating of our hearts rather than the beating of our voices. Listen to their words and you will discover their heart. Rules can change behavior, but they can’t change the heart. Discipline is necessary for purposeful disobedience, but irritating character flaws are transformed by mercy. As each day begins with new compassions, only then will children feel safe to admit their faults and seek help from those they love. It is love, not fear, and grace, not law, which rescues their hearts. Join Mark as he shares his experience as a shepherd and the unforgettable lesson that you don’t become a shepherd just because you own sheep. 

Let Me Go! Resolved Conflicts and Restored Relationships (click for description)

Based on the manipulative life of Jacob, his rival relationship with his brother, the lack of relationship between his mother and father, and his constant marital conflicts, the stage is set for a life of deception and self-deception. Believing that holding on to a better inheritance, more children, a better wife, and a better job, will bring fulfillment, Jacob learns the hard way that he was holding on to all the wrong things in life. Join our journey with Jacob as we find unconditional acceptance in all the right places; but be prepared to fight because once you’ve found what you are looking for, you will need to hold on for your life! This seminar is based on Mark’s two years of research for his thesis and will cover sibling rivalry, marital conflict, parenting insights, and much more.

The Art of Storytelling: Developing Discernment in an Age of Distraction (click for description)

In an age of amusement, we must guard against influences that excite the senses, circumvent reason, and foster gullibility. Through the art of storytelling and the prodding of the mysterious ancient Shepherd of Ecclesiastes 12, learn how to test the worthiness of stories—a collection of words that represent an author’s worldview. Discover how discernment is developed through stories that inspire godly character that is costly, compelling, and heroic. As absolute truth guides and new eyes discern, a child’s faith, endurance, and hope will open new doors to experience God’s faithfulness and love (Rom. 5, Eccles. 3, Song. 8). 

The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 1 (click for description)

Lesson 1
Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn
why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thought-full decision makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is foundational for a child’s worldview to develop properly. As the story of Wisdom unfolds, experience the unforgettable lessons of Wisdom’s ways and Folly’s entrapments. Both Wisdom and Folly promise prosperity, prestige, protection, and pleasure. Learning how to distinguish between Folly’s false promises and Wisdom’s guiding truths will help children develop discernment to avoid false flatterers, beguiling beauty, and enticing touches, especially with their peers and the culture at large. The choreography that Solomon has created in these chapters provides an unforgettable dramatic unfolding of truth of epic proportions. One lesson among many is that when one follow Pleasure, she will bind, restrict, and addict, but when one follows Wisdom, Pleasure will follow, bringing freedom, restoration, and rewards. Through the knowledge gained in this seminar, you can lead children to the house of wisdom to enjoy the enduring benefits of favor with God and man. 

The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 2 (click for description)

How Long?
Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn
why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thought-full decision makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is foundational for a child’s worldview to develop properly. As the story of Wisdom unfolds, experience the unforgettable lessons of Wisdom’s ways and Folly’s entrapments. Both Wisdom and Folly promise prosperity, prestige, protection, and pleasure. Learning how to distinguish between Folly’s false promises and Wisdom’s guiding truths will help children develop discernment to avoid false flatterers, beguiling beauty, and enticing touches, especially with their peers and the culture at large. The choreography that Solomon has created in these chapters provides an unforgettable dramatic unfolding of truth of epic proportions. One lesson among many is that when one follow Pleasure, she will bind, restrict, and addict, but when one follows Wisdom, Pleasure will follow, bringing freedom, restoration, and rewards. Through the knowledge gained in this seminar, you can lead children to the house of wisdom to enjoy the enduring benefits of favor with God and man. 

The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 3 (click for description)

Lessons 2-4
Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn
why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thought-full decision makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is foundational for a child’s worldview to develop properly. As the story of Wisdom unfolds, experience the unforgettable lessons of Wisdom’s ways and Folly’s entrapments. Both Wisdom and Folly promise prosperity, prestige, protection, and pleasure. Learning how to distinguish between Folly’s false promises and Wisdom’s guiding truths will help children develop discernment to avoid false flatterers, beguiling beauty, and enticing touches, especially with their peers and the culture at large. The choreography that Solomon has created in these chapters provides an unforgettable dramatic unfolding of truth of epic proportions. One lesson among many is that when one follow Pleasure, she will bind, restrict, and addict, but when one follows Wisdom, Pleasure will follow, bringing freedom, restoration, and rewards. Through the knowledge gained in this seminar, you can lead children to the house of wisdom to enjoy the enduring benefits of favor with God and man. 

The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 4 (click for description)

Lessons 5-8
Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn
why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thought-full decision makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is foundational for a child’s worldview to develop properly. As the story of Wisdom unfolds, experience the unforgettable lessons of Wisdom’s ways and Folly’s entrapments. Both Wisdom and Folly promise prosperity, prestige, protection, and pleasure. Learning how to distinguish between Folly’s false promises and Wisdom’s guiding truths will help children develop discernment to avoid false flatterers, beguiling beauty, and enticing touches, especially with their peers and the culture at large. The choreography that Solomon has created in these chapters provides an unforgettable dramatic unfolding of truth of epic proportions. One lesson among many is that when one follow Pleasure, she will bind, restrict, and addict, but when one follows Wisdom, Pleasure will follow, bringing freedom, restoration, and rewards. Through the knowledge gained in this seminar, you can lead children to the house of wisdom to enjoy the enduring benefits of favor with God and man. 

“For a great door of effective service is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries (I Cor. 16:9).” 

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