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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Trusting God When You're Hurting – Part B

August 23, 2023

The Bible doesn’t deny the physical reality of pain and suffering. But it does offer a radically different perspective on life’s temporary trials, as compared to the world. Pastor Mike Fabarez examines the topic of suffering, in light of Christ’s triumph over death.

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Pastor Mike Fabarez shares a story from the life of King Asa––a man commended for trusting God in his youth. But his life took a tragic turn when Asa became sick and put his confidence in men, rather than God. Asa’s story poses a challenging question as we face the inevitable pains of life: Who will you trust?
August 22, 2023
Most people can think of lots of things that make them feel afraid––crime, losing a job, or wayward children, just to name a few. But the Bible says there is only one thing we should fear. Pastor Mike Fabarez shares a cautionary tale and a reminder to “call on God in the day of trouble!”
August 21, 2023
You’ve probably faced some tricky questions, like: Is it OK for Christians to drink alcohol? What about gambling? And where and when do you draw the line on worldly enjoyments? Well, thankfully we can Ask Pastor Mike! Work through some uncomfortable “gray” areas with Pastor Mike Fabarez as he provides helpful biblical guidelines for decision-making!
August 18, 2023
When we act out of fear, without seeking God, we inevitably make poor choices. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us of the incredible advantage we have when we put our confidence in God, who is more than willing and able to protect His people!
August 17, 2023
Crime, economic instability, fear, and anxiety seem to be getting worse. But the reality is scary times are nothing new. Gratefully, the Bible contains valuable lessons about facing our fears! Pastor Mike Fabarez exposes the hidden temptations we all face when we’re afraid.
August 16, 2023
In the book of Acts, we read about a Christ-follower named Barnabas who is called a “son of encouragement.” He helped correct and comfort to God’s people and provides a wonderful example of how we should care for one another. Pastor Mike Fabarez encourages us to step up and be like Barnabas, adding to the strength of God’s church.
August 15, 2023
Everyone will face difficult times and experience loss. But our burdens feel much lighter if we have godly friends we can rely on! Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds God’s people of the abundant security that comes with being a part of God’s family as we provide for each other’s needs.
August 14, 2023
Throughout the Old Testament, a mysterious figure keeps appearing in dramatic ways, speaking with unquestionable authority to God’s people. So, who is he? And why is his presence shrouded in such mystery? Pastor Mike Fabarez answers the question: “Who is the Angel of the Lord?”
August 11, 2023
Many Christians are experiencing increasing hostility as they speak up for the truth of God’s Word in today’s culture. But it’s important to remember that there are tremendous benefits too! Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us of the great joy that comes from bringing people to faith in Christ.
August 10, 2023
Peter and the others who boldly proclaimed the gospel of Christ persisted with joy, despite hardship, delay, and persecution. In fact, they were strengthened by the very tribulation meant to discourage them! Pastor Mike Fabarez explains that the difficulties we face when we share the gospel are a predicted part of advancing God’s Kingdom.
August 9, 2023
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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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