Deadly Weaknesses in the Strong Man: Moral Lessons Fathers Must Teach Their Sons by Dennis Gundersen
An entertaining but challenging look at a bizarre and remarkable life: Samson! Learn why Samson failed big in relationships, and most of all, learn how not to repeat his blunders! This peculiar man, mighty and strong where it mattered least, and weak where it mattered most (character!) makes for a fascinating story, full of truths that fathers must pass on to their sons.
Don't Scare the Children! Homeschooling and the Fear of the Lord by Dennis Gundersen
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom", Proverbs tells us – often. And since our children start at "the beginning", and we’re with them from that beginning, it’s all too clear – they must learn the fear of the Lord.
But most Christian parents have little idea how to impart this perspective on life to their children. We want to raise children who trust and love God, certainly not children who withdraw from Him in terror! Where’s the balance? Dennis Gundersen shows how you can make the fear of the Lord a reality in life, tying in this topic to fathers, to faith, forgiveness, the future, and more. Children who learn the fear of the Lord won’t be afraid of anything else!
The Rejoicing of the Parents of the Righteous by Dennis Gundersen
Proverbs 23:24 says: “The father of the righteous greatly rejoices.” What brings a Christian parent more joy than knowing that their children walk in the truth? This inspiring, “keynote” message stirs parents to invest their time in training for righteousness, because that’s what will one day bring us the greatest possible joy!
Family Worship Without Being A Bible Scholar by Dennis Gundersen
More and more godly fathers are becoming aware that, as the family shepherd, they should lead their households into a habit of family worship — that is, consistent time in the Word of God and in prayer together. But many are overwhelmed and tremble at the idea! How on earth am I going to lead my children into understanding God’s Word, when I’m a simple Christian man? Dennis Gundersen presents simple and practical ideas that any Dad can put into practice. You don’t have to be a Bible scholar! You just have a be an eager learner yourself.
Kindling A Passion for Missions in a Child’s Heart by Dennis Gundersen
Dennis has led over a dozen “short-term missions trips” into Mexico and other nations, showing youth from his church how to minister cross-culturally and even communicate in significant ways with people whose language they cannot speak. His children all went on missions trips during their upbringing, and Dennis often leads as many as three such trips per year, with a blend of adults and children from various families. Should your children go on such a trip? Should you go with them, as a family? How can you prepare them for it? Most importantly, are you helping them to see and discover that the world is a harvest of souls in need of the gospel, or is their vision narrow and focused solely on their own little world? Dennis can help you lift their eyes to see the vast needs and to grasp that it’s not about whether they become a missionary or not, but whether they will have a heart for every tribe, tongue, people and nation whom the Lord is calling to Himself.
Building Godly Character With Older Books by Dennis Gundersen
Homeschool families are often heard saying, “Older books are SO much better!” Is that true? If so, why? This seminar explains why Christian books from the 19th and 18th centuries were unique – richer in content and more prone to form godly character – and explains how parents can best use literature from that era to strengthen Christian character in your children.
Building A Good Conscience In Your Child by Dennis Gundersen
What the Bible calls “a good conscience” is vital for our children to form during their youth! Parents can strengthen a child’s conscience, so the child becomes an adult of strong convictions and is compelled away from sinful living and towards righteous choices, even when parents are not present. Is “the goal of your instruction, a good conscience”, as 1 Timothy 1:5 says? A practical plan for achieving this is the subject of this seminar!
Serving With Love and Loving To Serve by Dennis Gundersen
A child who learns to serve others with joy is sure to become the kind of husband or wife who brings genuine joy into their own family. The servant spirit, which Jesus said makes a person “the greatest of all”, is unmistakably better caught than taught—that is, one has to pick it up from being around people who love to serve others! Dennis and his wife Naomi have raised four sons who find great delight in serving others and they know how that outlook and attitude is passed on to children.