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Mike Fabarez Releases Timely New Book, Raising Men, Not Boys

By Julianna Keck

Oct. 3, 2017

Beyond natural disasters and human tragedy that plague our world today, parents are facing the daily challenge of raising godly children. In a day and age when gender fluidity, delayed adolescence, and the feminization of men is creating a crisis in society, families and the church, parents need help to face these challenges with biblical truth and wisdom. Drawing from personal experience raising two boys, Pastor Mike Fabarez just released his highly anticipated book, Raising Men, Not Boys: Shepherding Your Sons to Be Men of God. This brief video from Pastor Mike addresses some of these challenges ... and how we can help our boys grow into to godly men This Fall, share the real life, biblical wisdom found in Raising Men, Not Boys... Invite ... Read More

Focal Point Celebrates 19 Years of Ministry

By Jessie Jolliff

July 24, 2017

“FOCAL POINT is the kind of ministry that all people need because Pastor Mike speaks the hard truth in love and teaches followers of Christ to do the same.” – Radio listener, Tamela Speaking the hard truth in love. This short, but powerful phrase accurately summarizes the powerful bible teaching ministry of Pastor Mike Fabarez. Senior pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California, Mike Fabarez’ hard-hitting and forthright style is like none other. And the growth of Focal Point Ministries has multiplied exponentially to keep pace. In addressing the ministry’s 19th Anniversary, Executive Director, Jay Wertin, shared … "Nineteen years ago FOCAL POINT aired on one small station in the Los Angeles area with a goal to reach our local community. As ... Read More

Hard-Hitting Teaching that is Convicting to the Core

By Jessie Jolliff

July 6, 2017

Christians today are minimized, marginalized, and pushed aside, as the world celebrates “freedom” from religious constraints. That's why the truth presented on the daily and weekly Focal Point broadcast is so needed – to fortify the faith of those willing to stand resolute. Pastor Mike Fabarez’ hard-hitting teaching is convicting to the core, demanding active repentance and inviting all who hear to pursue a deep, personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. Pastor Mike’s teaching style and dedication to the accurate exposition of God’s Word is a bracing alternative for those unafraid to face truth … and square their lives with Scripture … instead of going along with the mainstream culture. Become a partner in ministry when you add Focal Point’s radio programming to your ... Read More

Ask Pastor Mike About the Real Saint Nicholas

By Jessie Jolliff

Dec. 9, 2016

Two figures dominate the Christmas season: One is the historical person of Jesus. The other is a jolly old toymaker in a red suit. But there was a real Saint Nicholas. Friday, December 9, Focal Point presents a special holiday edition of Ask Pastor Mike. Pastor Mike Fabarez will help separate fact from fiction as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Nearly two centuries after Paul planted the church in Patera, Saint Nicholas was born to Christian parents there. He was raised to know Christ as Savior and to embrace the love of God. After inheriting his parents’ substantial wealth, Saint Nick became the pastor of the church in Myra (in Turkey). The biographies note his top three characteristics: he was hard-nosed about God’s truth, ... Read More

Pastor Mike Fabarez Mines the Theologically Rich Landscape of Romans

By Jessica Suggs

Oct. 21, 2016

Throughout this past year, Pastor Mike Fabarez of Focal Point has delved into the theologically rich landscape of Romans in a year-long, verse-by-verse exposition. According to Pastor Mike, Romans—more than any other book of the Bible—lays out our sin problem, declares God’s righteousness, and explains how we can be reconciled to a holy God through the grace of Jesus Christ alone. For the faith-filled believer, there’s only one kind of hope: a confident, overflowing, I’m-staking-it-all-on-what-God-promised kind of hope. The hope found in Jesus Christ! This October, Pastor Mike continues this year-long journey with a study in Romans chapter 8 titled When Life Is Tough. These timely messages provide encouragement for men and women going through the most difficult of circumstances. According to Pastor Mike, there’s ... Read More

A New Season of Devotional Spots From Focal Point

By Jessica Suggs

Sept. 28, 2016

As temperatures cool and leaves change into their Fall wardrobe, Pastor Mike Fabarez prepares to usher in a new season with fresh, biblical presentations of God's Word from Focal Point. The Fall 2016 Devotional Spots are now available to air on your station! This quarter's 60-second devotions provide hope for the dreaded Monday morning grind. And infuse each weekday with Scripture, encouragement and thanksgiving for the One who created every season on this earth ... and in our lives. Bring these thoughtfully crafted, professionally produced devotional spots to your station's short feature rotation. Sign up for the Focal Point Devotional Spots here. Read More

Mike Fabarez on Romans 8

By Jessie Jolliff

Aug. 24, 2016

This September on Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez takes listeners through an in-depth study of Romans chapter 8 as he discusses what it means to live by the Spirit in the midst of walking through difficult trials. The series includes special interviews with KKLA host, Frank Sontag, where Pastor Mike shares glimpses of how living by the Spirit has played out in his own life through his experience being the father of a disabled daughter. Pastor Mike’s personal experiences were influenced by the Biblical themes found in these timely passages. Pastor Mike uses themes from the following verses in the broadcast. “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the ... Read More

Pastor Mike Fabarez Featured in Preaching Today

By Jessica Suggs

Aug. 10, 2016

In a recent article in Preaching Today, Pastor Mike Fabarez of Focal Point writes an honest and personal account of his own family's trials. The article, "The Pain of Preaching on Pain," shares how his family's struggles directly and positively impacted his effectiveness in the pulpit. Pastor Mike believes it is through his personal trials that his ministry has been seasoned and matured. "Effective preaching that truly helps the hurting will come from a preacher who has had their pastoral skills honed in the midst of their own trials," he explains. In his 2014 book release, Lifelines for Tough Times, Pastor Mike reveals that he is indeed one such preacher. This month, Pastor Mike shares from Romans on the topic of suffering and how God's ... Read More