Is there one version of the Bible I should choose over others? Well, if your church is led by a solid pastor, then use your church’s translation during service. But, it’s not a bad idea to draw from multiple versions in your own study of scripture.
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When was the last time you shopped for a new Bible? The choices today are staggering! What exactly is the difference between all the translations? Pastor Mike Fabarez discusses how different versions were derived and offers guidelines for selecting a Bible that’s right for you.
This weeks Focal Point scripture.
You date your checks by this event. The focal point of history is Jesus showed up, which means God visited the planet. And if that’s the focal point of history, it needs to become our focal point.
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"This Being who’s so immense we could never comprehend him, he has actually come to earth for 33 years and encapsulated himself in a body—5’10”, 170 pounds, brown beard, likes to wear earth tones. This person is really God."
C.S. Lewis once argued that there are only three ways to view Jesus. He was either a liar, a lunatic… or he’s the Lord of all. Pastor Mike Fabarez explores the question of Jesus’ identity and the implications for us today. If Jesus is truly the Creator, that changes everything!
I have my identity fully bound up in Christ. And if I dare to complain, I am a fool! Because in Christ, I have love and I have forgiveness, and those two things should drive me every day to say, “God, thank you.”
Have you ever noticed how we’re naturally prone to complain? Ask someone how they’re doing, and they’ll probably air some grievance or other.Pastor Mike Fabarez urges us to shift our perspective and focus on our blessings! It’s a needed reminder from Colossians 1.
"If words like “satisfaction” have any meaning in this life, it is just a glimpse of the ultimate fulfillment in the Kingdom." -Pastor Mike Fabarez in todays message!
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re likely planning the menu and making travel arrangements. But amid all the preparations, it’s good to take a little time and prepare your heart!Pastor Mike Fabarez is giving us Three Reasons to Be Really Thankful from Colossians 1.
God is a God of order, and the universe follows unchanging natural laws. But every so often, God steps in and breaks the very laws He created!
Pastor Mike Fabarez applies logic and insight to the very real and biblical evidence for miracles!
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Some miracles involve the suspension of a law of nature, like walking on water. Other miracles are clearly answers to prayer, but fall within the established laws of nature. For instance, when God used a perfectly timed earthquake to break Paul out of prison.
When a fellow Christian is in need, we can offer a word of encouragement, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. But Pastor Mike Fabarez says that one of the best ways to support another believer is by lifting them up in prayer!
"Every Christian looks at prayer and says, “That’s a good thing. I ought to do more of that.” But then we try it, and we learn quickly that it’s hard. It’s really hard to really give yourself and your attention to ardent, fervent prayer!"
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This weeks scripture: Colossians 1:10-12!
The greatest accomplishments in life often require a fair amount of work. But as Christians, we do our most important work… on our knees!
Pastor Mike Fabarez encourages us to sustain a regular practice of praying for others. It’ll help us achieve something of lasting value!
"Get in the habit of putting people’s names in your mind and taking them to God in prayer."
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There are prayers of praise, forgiveness, and provision. But Pastor Mike Fabarez reminds us not to forget about an important heavenly petition: the prayer of intercession.
Discover the power of praying for others as we continue our study in Colossians!
"Are you praying for the strong people that you know? Because if you’ve noticed they’re strong, you can bet Satan has noticed they’re strong. And if they’ve got the enemy’s attention, they’re probably the target of his attacks. Pray for your leaders."
When someone we know is in the midst of a spiritual, emotional, or physical struggle, what can we do to help them win the fight?
Pastor Mike Fabarez talks about the powerful weapon of intercessory prayer.
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