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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Protecting Our Friendships with Agape-Part A

January 13, 2022

What is agape love? We hear that phrase used a lot in Christian circles, but what is it, exactly? Pastor Mike Fabarez talks about what it means to lay our lives down for our friends. Love isn’t always pleasant and enjoyable. Sometimes it requires sacrifice!

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Jesus commanded us to forgive others in the same way he has forgiven us. He doesn’t just forgive a little bit … he forgives completely and totally … and we need to do the same! Pastor Mike Fabarez encourages us to let go of the hurt and pain … and experience forgiveness.
January 12, 2022
We can’t expect relationships to be perfect. In fact, Jesus’ own disciples failed Him all the time and He still forgave them! But forgiveness is never optional. Pastor Mike Fabarez gives us some practical teaching on giving grace instead of blame.
January 11, 2022
Many of us are looking for friends to meet our needs. But what if God wants us to look for ways we can meet the needs of our friends? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to serve others … and be the kind of friend we would want to have.
January 10, 2022
It’s a New Year, and time to make those annual resolutions. What’ll it be for you? Lose a few pounds? Take up a new hobby? Maybe kick a bad habit or two? If you’re game for a few worthwhile ideas, Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges the willing and able with New Year goal-setting advice.
January 7, 2022
In our day, there’s a lot of talk about the importance of independence. Pastor Mike Fabarez offers a word of warning, that an emphasis on autonomy results in an unbiblical and unhealthy mindset. We can accomplish much more when we work together and lift each other up!
January 6, 2022
If we know Jesus then we're loved just as we are. But why is it so difficult to live in this accepted state? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to check our motives. Are we looking for ways to lift others up? Or are we seeking opportunities to elevate ourselves, instead?
January 5, 2022
Why is it we say everything is fine when it isn't? What would it take for us to feel safe enough to reveal our true selves to one another? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to stop pretending and be honest about our struggles.
January 4, 2022
When we've been hurt, forgiveness is often the last thing on our minds. But according to Pastor Mike Fabarez, if our hearts are fueled by rage, then we have work to do! So, how do you know when to put off anger and when to confront in love?
January 3, 2022
From the “Gospel of Thomas” to books like The Da Vinci Code—it seems like our scriptures are under attack! Just why should anyone trust the Bible? How do we account for supposed contradictions and misinterpretations? Mike Fabarez tackles these questions head-on in this fascinating edition of Ask Pastor Mike.
December 31, 2021
When we've been wronged, it's normal to feel angry. But when does righteous anger turn into sinful anger? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to consider how God responds when we sin. Romans 5:8 tells us, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
December 30, 2021
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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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