Focal Point Ministries

Focal Point Ministries Exploring & Proclaiming the Depths of Scripture. Consider donating to Focal Point at: https://www.focalpointministries.org/donate/ Focal Point Radio Ministries, Inc.
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is the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Mike Fabarez. The Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Mike Fabarez.

Mission: Focal Point Radio Ministries, Inc. is the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Mike Fabarez. Since 1998 Focal Point has been delivering relevant and accurate Bible teaching on the radio, online, and in print. Focal Point’s primary medium is a daily radio broadcast on approximately 700 outlets across the United States and internationally on the web. Millions of people are reached through the broadcast and online.

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What you deserve and what I deserve, it really involves emotional pain, a punitive punishment physically, the pain of se...
10/16/2020

What you deserve and what I deserve, it really involves emotional pain, a punitive punishment physically, the pain of separation, the pain of punishment, and all of that, Christ said let me experience that for you.

Speak of the triune God, the Lord, "His eyes are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good," he sees it all...
10/15/2020

Speak of the triune God, the Lord, "His eyes are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good," he sees it all. He is completely, both eyes open, walking in to pay the penalty for sin right here. And he did it willingly.

The biblical account of the devastating turn of events in Job’s life and his subsequent restoration is a reminder to us ...
10/15/2020

The biblical account of the devastating turn of events in Job’s life and his subsequent restoration is a reminder to us of just how little we actually know about the various happenings that take place in our lives. We are ignorant of many of the spiritual battles and divine purposes which affect the circumstances of our lives. We are often like Job and his friends who, without any possible way of knowing the actual realities, rush to make sense of the good or the bad things that happen to us.

As Proverbs reminds us, “A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can a man understand his way?” (20:24) We must never forget that the all-wise God is at work in every corner of the universe and his transcendent plans always supersede our plans and usually our understanding. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Pr.16:9) and “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand” (Pr.19:21).

These realizations may make us feel much smaller than our human inclinations prefer, but they will certainly spare us the frustration and embarrassment of jumping to wildly inaccurate conclusions about the occurrences in our lives. We are also able to gain that unrivaled peace which comes from knowing that as his child “God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Phil.2:13).

--Pastor Mike

It was the whole point of the Old Testament prophecy that one day there would be a suffering servant, not the servant wi...
10/15/2020

It was the whole point of the Old Testament prophecy that one day there would be a suffering servant, not the servant with the crown on his head, but a suffering servant, who would give his life as a payment for many, that he would bear the iniquities of the people of God. And that he would be punished so others wouldn't have to be punished.

Some days I'm sure you feel like, "Well, if God really loved me I'd have my life going a lot better than it is." God cou...
10/14/2020

Some days I'm sure you feel like, "Well, if God really loved me I'd have my life going a lot better than it is." God could not demonstrate his love for you in any greater way than he already has. You deserve a beating, literally, and Christ said, “I'll take that for you.”

The Bible says, the Father is going to look at the Son and when he's being beaten, "he says, satisfied. There it is. The...
10/14/2020

The Bible says, the Father is going to look at the Son and when he's being beaten, "he says, satisfied. There it is. There it is." The score is settled. The payment has been paid. "And by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous." Why? Because "he shall bear their iniquities." You need to understand the demands of justice.

We have all fallen short of God’s glory, but Jesus sacrificed himself so we could be saved! Pastor Mike Fabarez is expla...
10/14/2020

We have all fallen short of God’s glory, but Jesus sacrificed himself so we could be saved! Pastor Mike Fabarez is explaining that while we have a sin problem, God’s got a redemption solution. Jesus paid the ultimate price for us. While this is a tough subject it’s an important one to understand.
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Hang in there. You want to overcome that besetting sin, let's overcome it. Let's grow in our sanctification. Do you need...
10/14/2020

Hang in there. You want to overcome that besetting sin, let's overcome it. Let's grow in our sanctification. Do you need accountability? Then get accountability. But we are on a pathway that the only answer to is redemption, when we go from being justified to being glorified.

The problem with Americans, a lot of us in our Western culture, "Nah, I don't want to commit to anything if I think I mi...
10/13/2020

The problem with Americans, a lot of us in our Western culture, "Nah, I don't want to commit to anything if I think I might fail." You're going to fail. Make the resolve and get back in the game. Go to your work this week and stand up for Christ. Keep getting back up.

Don't let your despondency over disloyalty to Christ not lead you to repentance. Real repentance is confession, it's apo...
10/13/2020

Don't let your despondency over disloyalty to Christ not lead you to repentance. Real repentance is confession, it's apology. it's standing up and saying I'm getting back up, let's go back in the room, I'm going to stand with you this time.

When we give our lives to Christ it’s easy to assume our problems will go away and our faith will never waver again. If ...
10/13/2020

When we give our lives to Christ it’s easy to assume our problems will go away and our faith will never waver again. If only that were the case! The good news is God will be there to comfort us, giving us strength.
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If you want to make sure that you are a Peter and not a Judas it's not because one sins and the other doesn't. It's beca...
10/12/2020

If you want to make sure that you are a Peter and not a Judas it's not because one sins and the other doesn't. It's because there's something different. We need to understand how this happens. If I'm a Christian how is it that I continue to sin? And more specifically, what's that driving fact, how do we get to that place?

You want to know why we stumble? It happens because you are a weak, frail, unglorified Christian. You're in a flesh, thi...
10/12/2020

You want to know why we stumble? It happens because you are a weak, frail, unglorified Christian. You're in a flesh, this thing called the flesh, your fallen humanity, and it fights against the Spirit and you're entangled in it, you're enmeshed in it, you are in this body of death and because of that you're going to sin.

Is sin judged on a sliding scale? While all sin is wrong and separates us from God, all sins are not the same. Pastor Mi...
10/12/2020

Is sin judged on a sliding scale? While all sin is wrong and separates us from God, all sins are not the same. Pastor Mike Fabarez is helping us understand this concept using two examples: the betrayal of Jesus by Judas and the denial of Jesus by Peter. We’re considering the differences and why this matters.
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Pastor Mike looks at the biblical evidence and answers a question about the identity of the Angel of the Lord.https://bu...
10/11/2020

Pastor Mike looks at the biblical evidence and answers a question about the identity of the Angel of the Lord.
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Watch out. You can benefit greatly from Christ & his church without ever receiving the most important benefits of new bi...
10/09/2020

Watch out. You can benefit greatly from Christ & his church without ever receiving the most important benefits of new birth, forgiveness & eternal life.

Second Corinthians chapter 13 verse five says, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” But … why? And...
10/09/2020

Second Corinthians chapter 13 verse five says, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” But … why? And what does “examine yourselves” even mean? Pastor Mike Fabarez talks about what a thriving relationship with God looks like and the importance of checking for fruit.
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The sad thing is Christ has a lot of unfaithful friends, doesn't he? And if you felt that pain, if you want to make sure...
10/09/2020

The sad thing is Christ has a lot of unfaithful friends, doesn't he? And if you felt that pain, if you want to make sure that you are a Peter and not a Judas it's not because one sins and the other doesn't. It's because there's something different. We need to understand how this happens. If I'm a Christian how is it that I continue to sin?

I'm talking about the Christ who is found within the pages of the Bible. Not the Christ of your 15 favorite passages abo...
10/08/2020

I'm talking about the Christ who is found within the pages of the Bible. Not the Christ of your 15 favorite passages about Jesus, the real Jesus of Scripture. People hate him. And you're called to draw near to him, to stand with him.

Peter’s denials certainly remind us that our best intentions to follow Christ will be punctuated by stumbling, but they ...
10/08/2020

Peter’s denials certainly remind us that our best intentions to follow Christ will be punctuated by stumbling, but they should also motivate us to quickly get up, confident that God uses imperfect servants to do great things.

Jesus regularly chided his disciples for their worry and anxiety. Worldly concerns about “what bad things might happen t...
10/08/2020

Jesus regularly chided his disciples for their worry and anxiety. Worldly concerns about “what bad things might happen to us” are not befitting for followers of Christ. The ultimate and eternal dangers, in our case, have been solved and settled by God’s grace and Christ’s finished work. Our relationship with him is unaffected by the hazards, risks or perils which lie around the next bend in life. After all, as Jesus often said, there is nothing that can be done about most things we tend to worry about.

“And which of you by being anxious,” Christ asked, “can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” (Lk.12:25-26). God sovereignly holds tomorrow’s pains and pleasures, failures and victories in his omnipotent hand. Of course God wants us fully engaged in life – but it’s the life right now he wants us focused on, not the potential “what ifs” that lie ahead (Mt.6:34).

So exercise your faith in a powerful God who sits enthroned over your future. Trust him, and let the hourly use of your faith drive out any anxiety concerning tomorrow.
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Today it's the Christians who are looking at Bible-believing Christians and saying, "We don't like that." The pressure t...
10/08/2020

Today it's the Christians who are looking at Bible-believing Christians and saying, "We don't like that." The pressure to deny Christ is ultimately going to come, in its most vicious form and really its most persuasive form, from people who sat at the feet of Christ and know a lot more about the Bible or church history or the biblical languages than you and I do.

Have peace. The forecast is going to get harder. But among those who oppose us there will be, one here, one there, one o...
10/07/2020

Have peace. The forecast is going to get harder. But among those who oppose us there will be, one here, one there, one over here, one over there, whose hearts are going to be brought to faith in Christ.

It may be difficult to envision a day where the biggest pressure to deny Christ will come from within our own churches b...
10/07/2020

It may be difficult to envision a day where the biggest pressure to deny Christ will come from within our own churches but for many congregations, it’s not far off! Pastor Mike Fabarez is warning us to remain vigilant about spiritual matters, keeping our guard up at all times.
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Spiritual defection and apostasy should rightly concern and even anger us, leading us to personal vigilance and a though...
10/06/2020

Spiritual defection and apostasy should rightly concern and even anger us, leading us to personal vigilance and a thoughtful ministry of strong encouragement in the lives of others.

We live among a bunch of betrayers. And you and I are tempted constantly to be the same way. We are tempted to betray. A...
10/06/2020

We live among a bunch of betrayers. And you and I are tempted constantly to be the same way. We are tempted to betray. And Paul says, listen don't let Satan do his work in your life to drag you away, lead you away, from a pure and sincere loyalty to Christ.

It’s easy to study the “bad guys” in scripture and assume we’ll never be like them. But is that really the case? If so, ...
10/06/2020

It’s easy to study the “bad guys” in scripture and assume we’ll never be like them. But is that really the case? If so, why does the Apostle Paul warn us to, “Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted”? Pastor Mike Fabarez is presenting a message about betrayers, focusing on Judas.
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Are we saved by our good works? Nope, that's the whole point of the cross. But if we are saved, those good works will fo...
10/06/2020

Are we saved by our good works? Nope, that's the whole point of the cross. But if we are saved, those good works will follow. As a matter of fact, the Bible says you should be "zealous for good works."

The triune God demonstrated love for us in the most costly transaction imaginable; in response we ought to eternally tha...
10/05/2020

The triune God demonstrated love for us in the most costly transaction imaginable; in response we ought to eternally thank him and sacrificially obey all that he commands.

Have you ever experienced a moment where, deep down, you know what God wants you to do but you don’t do it? Or maybe you...
10/05/2020

Have you ever experienced a moment where, deep down, you know what God wants you to do but you don’t do it? Or maybe you’ve done the thing you know you shouldn’t do? Pastor Mike Fabarez is challenging us to demonstrate the change God has made in our lives—through our actions!
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Pastor Mike answers the question: There are so many other religious people out there and also good people out there…are ...
10/04/2020

Pastor Mike answers the question: There are so many other religious people out there and also good people out there…are they not going to heaven? Is Jesus really the only way to get to heaven?
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Whether it’s muddling through video conference meetings, pressing deadlines, long hours, or a difficult boss, work can s...
10/02/2020

Whether it’s muddling through video conference meetings, pressing deadlines, long hours, or a difficult boss, work can sometimes feel more like a curse than a blessing. How’s your job going? Pastor Mike Fabarez discusses God’s view of work, retirement and rest.
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Christians ought to be the most respectful, productive and excellent workers our bosses have ever met.
10/02/2020

Christians ought to be the most respectful, productive and excellent workers our bosses have ever met.

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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The Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Mike Fabarez. Since 1998 Focal Point has been exploring and proclaiming the depths of Scripture on the radio, online, and in print. Focal Point’s primary medium is a daily radio broadcast on over 700 outlets across the United States and internationally on the web. Millions of people are reached through the broadcast and online. Focal Point began broadcasting on July 24, 1998. With two Southern California stations, KBRT & KFSG, playing a Sunday broadcast, we expanded to two, Monday through Friday broadcasts on the Calvary Satellite Network (CSN) in Idaho and Washington. Our broadcast has since expanded to include Sirius-XM Satellite Family Talk Channel 131, Moody Radio in Chicago, KDKR in Dallas, Hope FM in Philadelphia, and over 700 stations across the United States and Great Britain. Focal Point's financial support comes mainly from donations, the sale of CD's and DVD's, and our Annual Benefit Dinner as well as our Annual Golf Classic. It is our prayer that events like these will help increase awareness of this ministry, broaden our listening audience and raise the needed support to sustain and expand radio, television and internet programming. Pastor Mike Fabarez is the Senior Pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California. Pastor Mike is passionate about clearly communicating God's word. He works hard to ensure quality teaching and encourages his listeners to apply what they've heard to their lives by supplying them with application questions and resources to help equip them. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and received his liberal arts education at the University of Arizona. He earned his Master's degree from Talbot School of Theology and his Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. In addition to the Focal Point radio program, Mike is the author of Preaching That Changes Lives, Praying For Sunday, Saturday's Hope, Bible Survey for Kids, Beyond Bible Basics and Partners. Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California with their three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Dear Pastor, Mike, I adore your teaching and believe it is very right on!! This is why I am asking the favor!! Please watch, "BEFORE THE WRATH" MOVIE. It is about the Rapture, it. is about 1 1/2 hrs and tell me what do you think???? I know You are a very busy many, but is a VERY GOOD MOVIE!!!
Where can I find the night before christmas poem that I heard today?
Solid Biblical teaching, straight from the Word. No fluff. Pastor Mike is truly a man after God’s own heart. How I appreciate his insight & glean from his teaching.
We started using Pastor Mike's sermons for our Sunday night service of about 5 to 8 people last Easter. I started listening on my own too! Really enjoy hearing the word!
Dear people of God, How many times we see our problems bigger than our God who is greater and powerful than anything else? This song that God put in my heart will encourage believers to trust in Him and be strong through trials and tough times. Please watch this new worship song video and be blessed! Please Share with your friends and Subscribe to our channel.
I have been listening to your "No Greater Love" series on the app. Seldom have I been so undone by a sermon series and I am only at #5! I am learning so much. You are a gifted teacher. Thank you so much for what you do.
With regards to No Greater Love, Part 1, "Bloody sweating is called hematohidrosis; It may occur in individuals suffering from extreme levels of stress."
Happy 20th Birthday, Focal Point!
"Few things are celebrated more in Scritpure than genuine repentance." Pastor Mike Fabarez - The Joy of Salvation Lk. 15
Ok... I learned a new word today but not sure how to spell it! I heard Pastor Mike say "adlepas"?? ( not addlepate...lol) It meant to have a fear of hell or going to hell? Googe didn't help me. Can you clarify for me? Thank you!
Excellent message today: Why Share the Gospel? Perpetual tension: God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. A cause for humility and rejoicing.
I need some help to guide a person. What verses can I share with someone that believes that after we are born again we can go on living in sin? Someone I know believes that Jesus abolished the 10 commandments, and as a result we don't have to follow it. I want to make sure I have the right verses. This person told me that Jesus changed the law to only two laws: to just love, and I am not sure what the second one was. Thank you!