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Mike Fabarez

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Forgiveness is hard. Sometimes hard to accept and sometimes hard to give. Pride, hurt feelings, grief and many other emotions can get in the way of restoring a relationship.  But forgiveness is the foundation of our relationship with Christ, so as Christians, we need to really understand what it means and how to accept and give it.


This month we are talking about Real Friends on the radio and one aspect of real friendship is forgiveness. A true friendship is going to have it’s difficult times where forgiveness is necessary.  To help you understand forgiveness better, this month I’ve selected the book  Unpacking Forgiveness. This book is an excellent resource for biblical answers to complex questions and deep wounds. Please be sure to request Unpacking Forgiveness with your generous donation this month.

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The afterlife seems like the great unknown. Human imagination and Hollywood have come up with many speculations about what lies beyond. How can we set aside the misconceptions and find the truth?


What are the straightforward, biblical answers everyone needs to know about heaven, hell, and the afterlife? Mike Fabarez examines 10 faulty beliefs that are surprisingly widespread—and look to God’s Word alone for the facts. You will find the truth about common misperceptions like:


  • When I die, I’ll go to sleep until the resurrection
  • On my way to heaven I’ll have to put in some time in purgatory
  • Heaven will be boring with very little to do

You don’t need to guess about the future—God’s Word is ready to inform your mind and settle your heart. Let this book guide you toward a deeper joy, faith, and understanding of eternity.

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About Pastor Mike

Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California and has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is committed to clearly communicating God’s word verse-by-verse and encourages his listeners to apply what they have learned to their daily lives. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (D.Min.). Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California and they have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

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