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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Getting Serious About the Counterattack – Part A

November 21, 2023

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But in order to be successful in the fight, you’ll need to rely on supernatural strength—and the same is true in our struggle against sin! Pastor Mike Fabarez reveals why we need the Holy Spirit to defeat a powerful enemy called envy.

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When someone gets the promotion you wanted, takes the trip you’ve been dreaming about, or just seems to have advantages that you don’t have, how do you respond? Are you happy for them or do you resent their success? Pastor Mike Fabarez explains how your response in these situations impacts your spiritual well-being.
November 20, 2023
Communion is observed in various ways by Christians all around the world. But what exactly is the Lord’s Supper, according to Scripture? Pastor Mike Fabarez walks through the significance of communion and compares the various church traditions surrounding this sacred ordinance.
November 17, 2023
Pastor Mike Fabarez explains why the greatest weapon in the fight against envy—is love! It may sound cliché, but you can’t truly love someone if you envy them! Right? Pastor Mike will show us how to deploy genuine Christian love for others to fend off our envious cravings.
November 16, 2023
The internal, relational, and societal costs of envy are evidenced all around us. And once you recognize this insidious sin and its destructive impact, you may be left wondering, “What can I do to stop it?” Pastor Mike Fabarez offers some practical ways you can protect yourself against envy and live with satisfaction and contentment.
November 15, 2023
Whether we recognize it or not, we are all suffering from some of the serious consequences of rampant and widespread envy in our world. Envy is at the root of the political, racial, economic, and personal strife all around us! In this eye-opening message, Pastor Mike Fabarez helps us identify and discern the devastating damage that envy is causing in our society.
November 14, 2023
Envy is the enemy of contentment. We may have everything we need in life, but we won’t be content with what we have as long as someone else has something that we want! Pastor Mike Fabarez helps us identify envy in our lives and charges us to recognize the hostility that envy brings into our relationships.
November 13, 2023
What is biblical love? The word “love” is used to express many different sentiments. Some say they “love” football. Others say they “love” lasagna. Some even croon love songs to their dog or cat! Pastor Mike Fabarez re-examines the biblical standard for “true” love.
November 10, 2023
Are you satisfied with your life? Do you feel content? Or do you sometimes feel like you’re missing out on the good stuff? Pastor Mike Fabarez helps us understand why an invisible, but powerful sin may be at the root of our discontentment and broken relationships.
November 9, 2023
Just like ignoring a serious diagnosis, pretending that you don’t have a problem with envy won’t stop its destructive symptoms. In fact, you’ll get a lot worse the longer you wait! Pastor Mike Fabarez gives us a tough but much-needed reality check about the pervasive problem of envy in our lives.
November 8, 2023
In the age of materialism and social media, envy has crept into our daily lives. And whether we know it or not, it’s damaging our relationships and rotting our culture from the inside out. But there is hope! Pastor Mike Fabarez warns us to be on the lookout for the corrosive effects of envy in our lives.
November 7, 2023
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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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