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"Focal Point" with "Pastor Mike Fabarez"

Empathy for God's Embattled People, Part 1

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pastor Mike Fabarez The Coach warned, “It’s gonna be tough!” But at halftime, you’re cruising--you haven’t even broken a sweat! On today’s Focal Point, Mike Fabarez says that’s what happens--when you’re on the bench! If you’re truly living for Christ, you can expect trouble. Are you feeling persecuted? Get comfort and clear direction from Romans chapter 12.

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Learning Counterintuitive Responses, Part 3 - Monday, January 16, 2017
Say you’re at the dinner table--and an all-out food-fight erupts! Amid flying biscuits, Dad arrives --and now all ears are tuned in to what he’s going to say! On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez says when you’ve been “done wrong,” just remember one thing God will do to set things right. And hear what to do in the meanwhile!
Ask Pastor Mike – New Year's Resolutions - Friday, January 13, 2017
It’s a New Year! 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, Mike Fabarez challenges the willing and able with New Year goal-setting advice. Let’s Ask Pastor Mike, today on Focal Point!
Learning Counterintuitive Responses, Part 2 - Thursday, January 12, 2017
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for in doing so, you will heap burning coals on his head.” What’s the meaning of this puzzling passage? On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez offers three fascinating interpretations in a message he calls “Learning Counterintuitive Responses.”
Learning Counterintuitive Responses, Part 1 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Oysters form pearls around a single grain of sand. So this lustrous jewel actually begins as an unwelcome irritant! On today’s Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez suggests that our Christ-like reactions can produce incomparable treasures. We’ll discover two of them in a message called, “Learning Counterintuitive Responses.”
Excelling in Generosity, Part 3 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Whitewater-rafting enthusiasts will tell you, when you hit those churning rapids, you’d better “hang on” tight! Today on Focal Point, Mike Fabarez says it’s a lot like what happens when you’re connected to God—and you’re swept into action in the lives of others! We’re learning the secret to excelling in generosity.
Excelling in Generosity, Part 2 - Monday, January 9, 2017
Can you recall a time when someone did something thoughtful and it caught you off-guard? Or maybe you touched someone’s heart deeply with a thoughtful gesture? Today on Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez asks, “What if your life became characterized by such acts of kindness?” We’re learning to bless others in a message titled, “Excel in Generosity!”
Ask Pastor Mike – Read the Bible in a Year - Friday, January 6, 2017
“The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul.” The writer of this passage—inspired by the Holy Spirit—treasured the words of God more than gold! Do we? On this edition of Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez encourages us to begin each day partaking of this empowering treasure. Start 2017 strong as we dive into His word together!
Excelling in Generosity, Part 1 - Thursday, January 5, 2017
People say, “You do you, I’ll do me— just mind your own business!” But is that the loving response? On this edition of Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez examines the “natural desire” to indulge in selfishness and sin. He presents a God-inspired alternative, and the Christ-like attitude to adopt instead!
When You Feel Like Slowing Down, Part 3 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
“Let us not grow weary of doing good, for we will reap…if we do not give up.” Sound advice, but as we anticipate the pending challenges ahead, some of us start to falter! Today on Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez presents six principles to re-spark your passion to serve, and inspire you to greater heights.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
the Second Week after Epiphany
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