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Beyond Bible Basics

Is Your Teen Prepared for the Christian Life?   Each of these thoughtful and manageable chapters will teach your teen the fundamentals of the Christian life as taught in Scripture.   Help Your Teen Grow Spiritually.   Request Beyond Bible Basics by Pastor Mike Fabarez with your generous donation this month.

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Book Recommendation

Beyond Bible Basics was created to help parents, teachers, and youth leaders help prepare teens for the Christian life. This curriculum teaches teens the fundamentals of the Christian life as taught in Scripture.

There are thirty-three chapters spanning ten sections in Beyond Bible Basics. Your teen completes one chapter each week.

Each section of Beyond Bible Basics deals with a different aspect of the Christian life. There is verse memorization that your teen would recite each time they do a chapter in that section. There are questions to answer and verses to look up and comment on regarding the topic they are studying.

Each section exhorts your teen to apply what they are learning. As your teen progresses through Beyond Bible Basics, they are taught how to own their faith and we trust in one school year will have the necessary tools to be prepared for the Christian life.

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Worry seems to plague Christians just as much as it does non-Christians. But God has told us to be anxious for nothing. How do we be obedient to God, but still deal with the trials and troubles that come upon us in everyday life?

This month, I want to recommend Winfred Nealy’s book, How to Overcome Worry. Dr. Nealy takes a biblical approach to the problems of worry and anxiety and provides practical guidance in how we can find the peace of God in our lives.

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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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