"Focal Point" with "Pastor Mike Fabarez"
Ask Pastor Mike - Can Christians Be Friends With Non-Christians?
Friday, February 24, 2017
You’re a follower of Jesus. But your friends or family may not be. How can we connect with them, without stumbling ourselves? Should we avoid them or join with them? On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez sits down to answer questions about your friendships with non-Christians. A helpful edition of Ask Pastor Mike!
Elections, Activism and Civil Disobedience, Part 2 - Thursday, February 23, 2017
When Peter and the apostles were imprisoned for preaching, they seemed to defy their civic leaders when they responded, “we must obey God rather than men.” But on Focal Point today, Mike Fabarez presents a better biblical test to apply when we wonder about submitting to or resisting governmental authority.
Elections, Activism and Civil Disobedience, Part 1 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
You don’t curse. But your boss swears like a sailor and prods your whole team to join him for drinks after hours! Do you join in? Or transfer out? On today’s edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez defines the path to walk when you’re balancing the tension between submission to God — and earthly authority.
Obedience, Honor and April 15th - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
If you put a frog in a kettle and gradually turn up the heat, that frog won’t notice what’s happening until it’s too late! Sadly, that parallels the widespread loss of “civility” we’re seeing in public these days! On today’s edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez examines this phenomena and turns to Romans 13 for the antidote.
Obedience, Honor and April 15th, Part 2 - Monday, February 20, 2017
Submitting to earthly governments is vexing at times. We complain about decisions our politicians make and grumble about high taxes. But on this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez demonstrates how Jesus’ response to the civic leaders of his day provides a framework for how we can submit cheerfully to our government, and to God.
Ask Pastor Mike - What Does God Say About Work? - Friday, February 17, 2017
Whether it’s the pressing deadlines, the long hours, or a difficult boss, work can sometimes feel more like a curse than a blessing. How’s your job going? Join us on Focal Point today, when Mike Fabarez discusses God’s view of work, retirement and rest. It’s an “employee’s edition” of Ask Pastor Mike!
Obedience, Honor and April 15th, Part 1 - Thursday, February 16, 2017
When kids clean their room, are they being legalistic? Or when you drive the speed limit—are YOU being legalistic? Today on Focal Point, Mike Fabarez says that when we do what we’re supposed to do, that’s not legalism! There’s a better reason and higher calling for doing right than “not getting busted.” Tune in and find out what it is!
When Earthly Kingdoms Clash, Part 3 - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
If Jesus were here today, would he be for or against war? An intriguing question, and you will likely find good people on both sides of the fence. But Mike Fabarez turns us to scripture to fathom how Jesus would likely answer. Today on Focal Point, Pastor Mike shares a message he’s titled, “When Earthly Kingdoms Clash.”
When Earthly Kingdoms Clash, Part 2 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Exodus 15:3 says “The Lord is a man of war.” Some say that was the angry God of the Old Testament, but with Christ, all that has changed. A comforting thought—but is it biblical? On Focal Point, Mike Fabarez takes time to address this controversial topic, and offers encouragement for those in the military.
When Earthly Kingdoms Clash, Part 1 - Monday, February 13, 2017
Jesus promised there would be “wars and rumors of wars.” But as believers, aren’t we suppose to be seeking peace? Whatever happened to “turning the other cheek?” On this edition of Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez says there’s one critical distinctive demarcating the Old and New Testament — and understanding it is vital to seeing God’s perspective on warfare.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Transfiguration Sunday / the Last Sunday after Epiphany