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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Fear of God: And Our Government – Part C

September 18, 2023

In the public sphere, Christians have been threatened, manipulated, and even persuaded to stay silent. God’s people have stopped sharing the gospel in schools and at public meetings, and the church is at odds with the government. But Pastor Mike Fabarez says that it is the government who should be afraid of silencing the Church!

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It's Not Easy to Say YES to This One Thing?
Most of us want to be useful to the Lord, but we feel intimidated, inadequate or unprepared for what He may call me to do. Learn how to fight your fear and gain the courage you need to care less about our earthly fears and more about pleasing our heavenly Father. Be sure to request the book Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear by Wayne Mack with your generous donation this month.

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As Christians, we know evangelism is important. But how often do we actually put that knowledge into action? Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that our desire to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others grows stronger when we clearly see what’s at stake.
September 15, 2023
The cost of following Christ has gone up! Worldwide persecution is on the rise and pressure from all sides seems to be increasing. But why are governments, including our own, so eager to persecute believers? What are they really afraid of? Pastor Mike Fabarez continues to explore the power struggle between God’s people and the government.
September 14, 2023
The Bible reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle. And yet when we encounter pushback for our faith, when we are mocked or threatened, it catches us off guard! Pastor Mike Fabarez coaches us on how we should react when we are attacked.
September 13, 2023
Second guessing, critiquing, and bad-mouthing our leaders is common behavior in the world. But what about at church? When was the last time you thanked your pastor? Have you ever prayed for him? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to pray for the effectiveness of our church leadership.
September 12, 2023
Countless polls show declining approval for those in leadership, but God’s Word tells us to respect authority. So how can we honor leaders when we don’t agree with them? And how does this teaching apply to church leaders? Pastor Mike Fabarez explains how we can act biblically even when we disagree.
September 11, 2023
We know there’s nothing we can do to earn, buy, or deserve God’s favor. But does that mean we can live as we please? Pastor Mike Fabarez examines what’s behind that question as he unpacks a scriptural understanding of God’s grace.
September 8, 2023
Whether we like it or not, we need good leaders in businesses, families, and churches. In fact, the idea that we can have well-functioning organizations without leadership is simply unbiblical! Pastor Mike Fabarez will help us understand the importance of church leadership by examining the role of the Apostles.
September 7, 2023
Does our behavior really matter to God? Or does God’s endless grace give us a “license to sin”? Pastor Mike Fabarez shares an important reminder from Acts 5 that God takes our holiness seriously.
September 6, 2023
We typically think of fear as a bad thing. Afterall, the Bible repeatedly commands us to “Fear not!” But the Bible also describes a kind of fear we should embrace. Pastor Mike Fabarez talks about the fear that gripped the early church after Ananias and Saphira dropped dead at the feet of the Apostles.
September 5, 2023
You’ve likely heard popular hymns acknowledging our “Good Father.” But it’s less likely that you’ve listened to many songs, or sermons for that matter, extolling the blessings of our Heavenly Father as a righteous disciplinarian. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that God disciplines those he loves.
September 4, 2023
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It's Not Easy to Say YES to This One Thing?
Most of us want to be useful to the Lord, but we feel intimidated, inadequate or unprepared for what He may call me to do. Learn how to fight your fear and gain the courage you need to care less about our earthly fears and more about pleasing our heavenly Father. Be sure to request the book Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear by Wayne Mack with your generous donation this month.

About Focal Point

Focal Point is the Bible teaching ministry of author and pastor Mike Fabarez. Focal Point explores and proclaims the depths of Scripture on its daily radio broadcast and is dedicated to clearly explaining the truth of God’s Word.

About Pastor Mike Fabarez

Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years. He is committed to clearly communicating God’s word verse-by-verse and encourages his listeners to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.

Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (D.Min.).

Mike is heard on hundreds of radio programs across the country on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, Getting It Right, Praying for Sunday, and Why the Bible?

Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California and they have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

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