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Pastor Mike Fabarez

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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.

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1543 episodes

Is Euthanasia Wrong?

What is the right thing to do when someone can’t live without artificial life support? Pastor Mike Fabarez addresses the controversial topic of euthanasia Jesus came to save lives, but what happens when allowing someone to live, actually prolongs their suffering? Hear what the Bible says on Ask Pastor Mike. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 19
The Only Right Response – Part C

If you’re a Christian, God has a unique path for you to follow. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us it’s impossible to be saved apart from two things: repentance and faith. We’re studying a passage in Matthew 19 about those who are rich and the Kingdom of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 18
The Only Right Response – Part B

In the Bible, the disciples were dismayed when they learned there is nothing we can do to earn salvation. Thankfully, through, Jesus we can still have eternal life. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that with God all things are possible, as long as we’re willing to follow Him. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 17
The Only Right Response – Part A

Have you ever thought about the sacrifice the disciples made so they could be with Jesus? Pastor Mike Fabarez challenges us to be more like the disciples: willing to walk away from everything if Jesus calls us to. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 16
Things That Stand in the Way – Part C

What does it mean to be saved? There are a lot of people who claim to be Christians with their words, but their actions tell another story. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us why we need both words and actions to truly be a disciple of Christ. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 15
Give Up Everything

As a Christian, you’ve gained a new identity in Christ! But does that mean you’ve gotta throw everything from your old life out the window? Join us for Ask Pastor Mike, when Pastor Mike Fabarez opens the Bible to answer the question, What does it mean to “give your all” to Christ? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 12
Things That Stand in the Way – Part B

When we hear the world “idol,” most of us picture a statue. But an idol is anything that takes the place of God as our priority. Pastor Mike Fabarez continues his series about How to Get Eternal Life looking at what it costs to be in a relationship with Christ. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 11
Things That Stand in the Way – Part A

Pastor Mike Fabarez teaches about the Things That Stand in the Way between us and salvation. One of those things is money. But anything can be an idol if we’re not willing to give it up for God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 10
Getting Honest About Myself – Part C

Even though as adults we know life isn’t fair, we still somehow expect things to turn out for us because we’ve worked hard and are basically good people. Pastor Mike Fabarez takes a deep look at what it really takes to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 09
Getting Honest About Myself – Part B

Most folks believe they’re good, and yet Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Pastor Mike Fabarez teaches from Matthew chapter 19, where we’re given an ultimatum. You wanna get saved? Then either keep all of the commandments or accept God’s grace. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 08
Evolution vs Creation

There’s heated battle going on between those believe in divine creation for the origins of life and those who believe in the theory of evolution. But is there any middle ground? Can Christians also be evolutionists? Join Pastor Mike Fabarez for an enlightening conversation on this explosive topic. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 05
Getting Honest About Myself – Part A

Most of us divide sin into “big sins” and “small ones.” And yet every time we sin, we fall short of the glory of God. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us when it comes to salvation, there’s no way we can earn it. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 04
Rethinking God – Part C

Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.” Yet many people feel confident they’ll go to heaven, as long as they’re a good person. So, where’s the disconnect? Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that there’s a lot we can miss when it comes to God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 03
Rethinking God – Part B

Most of us interpret the world through the lens of our personal experience. But Pastor Mike Fabarez issues the challenge to define our interpretation of God and our lives through His lens instead. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 02
Rethinking God – Part A

When it comes time for Judgment Day, do you expect to see your name in the Book of Life? Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that while it’s a common assumption that “all roads lead to heaven,” this view is not biblical. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Aug 01
Christians & Sports

Are you obsessed with sports? Or has your kid’s athletic schedule taken your family hostage? You’re not alone! Many families are finding it hard to juggle summer sports and their weekend priorities. Hear a timely conversation with Pastor Mike Fabarez about balancing America’s obsession with athletics. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 29
Safeguarding Our Lives Against Spiritual Wipeouts – Part B

We know we’re supposed to follow “the straight and narrow” road, but how do we stay out of the ditch? Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us we cannot afford to neglect our spiritual health. Staying in tune with our Savior helps us stay out of trouble and keeps us humble. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 28
Safeguarding Our Lives Against Spiritual Wipeouts – Part A

Benjamin Franklin famously quoted, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” And Solomon said, “A good name is to be more desired than great wealth.” Pastor Mike Fabarez begins a message about Safeguarding Our Lives Against Spiritual Wipeouts. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 27
What Do We Do About It Now – Part B

When you think about end times, are you filled with anticipation, or is it more like trepidation? Pastor Mike Fabarez teaches from 2 Peter 3, a passage exhorting us to look forward to the new heaven and new earth. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 26
What Do We Do About It Now – Part A

With everything going on in our lives, maintaining a heavenly perspective can be difficult! And yet that’s exactly what prompts us to live in a way that pleases God. Pastor Mike Fabarez helps us discover new ways to re-orient our minds and hearts to the return of Christ. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 25
Soul vs. Spirit

The Bible says we’re created in God’s image, but what exactly does that mean? And what’s the difference between your soul and your spirit? These are good questions that deserve thoughtful answers, and Pastor Mike Fabarez provides them in a special edition of Ask Pastor Mike. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 22
So What Will It Be Like? – Part B

If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then your future is secure. But what about those who reject salvation. Do we have a responsibility to them? Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that God’s ultimate goal is for everyone to be saved, so ours should be the same. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 21
So What Will It Be Like? – Part A

The Bible tells us that when Christ returns, the heavens will disappear with a roar. And yet we’re told to look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that how we live now makes a difference for eternity. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 20
Then Why Is It Taking So Long? – Part B

Although patience is a virtue, it’s not easy to wait for much of anything these days! Pastor Mike Fabarez teaches about the return of Christ, and challenges our expectations of when exactly that will happen. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 19
Then Why Is It Taking So Long? – Part A

Do you live like Jesus could return today? When it comes to waiting for the return of Christ, it’s easy to feel impatient. But Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that with God, time is not an issue and He’s right on schedule. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 18
Does God Have a Plan for Israel?

Throughout history, Jewish people have been known as God’s Chosen People. So does that mean God has a special plan for them? Pastor Mike Fabarez examines what the Bible says about Israel in the last days. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 15
Is He Really? – Part B

Centuries ago, the Apostle Peter predicted that people would attack our hope in Christ’s return. Pastor Mike Fabarez teaches us that Jesus’ promise to return gives us the confidence to overcome every challenge life presents and encourages us to remain steadfast in our faith. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 14
Is He Really? – Part A

As Christians, we can rely on the never-changing promises of God to remain our anchor, no matter the storm we’re facing. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that even when people scoff at the idea of our Savior returning to earth, the Bible gives us endless hope and eternal purpose. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 13
Rekindling a Passion for God’s Word – Part B

You know the aphorism, Garbage in, garbage out? While this is a saying often used in computer science, it’s also true for Christians. Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us what we focus on is what we think about. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 12
Rekindling a Passion for God’s Word – Part A

One of the best ways to fix our minds on Christ is through memorizing scripture. But without a regular Bible-reading practice, this can be difficult! Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us that the Bible is our ultimate source for wisdom, strength and encouragement! To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/266/29

25m
Jul 11