Our tv program airs globally via various outlets, but you can also search topics and watch the program right here. Each episode is a 30-minute study of God’s Word with Pastor Mike Novotny and teach us that thanks to Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we have full access to God—right now!
Less Me: More Me Makes a Mess
Pride isn’t always thinking too much of ourselves; sometimes it’s just thinking of ourselves too much. And that self-focus often leads to a mess. So how do we humble ourselves? Where do we start?
Get Over Yourself
What gets in the way of you going to heaven? Not your mistakes and sins; otherwise, who would go to heaven? Instead, Pastor Mike says that the biggest barrier to spiritual maturity and heaven is . . . being stupid. Explore with Pastor Mike in this message how we are to receive the people and help that God sends us so that we don’t become proverbial fools.
God’s Biggest Goal for You
It’s the start of a new year, which means we’ve made our resolutions and set goals. But Pastor Mike flips the idea of New Year’s resolutions and goal setting on its head by asking: What does God want for us? Spoiler: It’s not for us to be more patient, more generous, or more loving. His goal for us is much bigger and better.
Christmas Hype: It’s All About Jesus
Do you fall into the comparison trap? One of the most natural things for the human heart is to forget about the actual life God has given us because we’re so interested in the life God has given others. John the Baptist didn’t fall for the comparison trap. Pastor Mike shows how we can also bypass it by remembering John’s key point of what matters most.
Christmas Hype: Jesus Is Worth the Hype
As Christmas nears, what gift is your heart yearning for? Is there something that if you received it, it would make you happy and give you peace? Be careful about what gets the last word in your heart. In this account from the book of Matthew, John the Baptist reveals the path that many people don’t follow, but it’s one that leads to incredible blessing.
Christmas Hype: Jesus Is the Focus
How impressive is your Jesus? The answer to that question might determine the quality of your Christmas. That’s why John the Baptist wants to remind you who Jesus really is and how impressive his work really was.
God’s To-Do List for Depression
When we’re depressed, sometimes we naively think that if we just go to church, just sing the right song, or just say the right prayer, our depression will go away. But God’s to-do list for depression isn’t something he’s commanding us to do; it’s something he himself is getting done. Pastor Mike looks to a 3,000-year-old psalm to find how God is helping.
Go and Tell
Jesus told his followers to “Go” and share the good news. But what if you don’t feel qualified? What if you think you have made too many mistakes? Well, if you think you’re really messed up, then you might just be the perfect person to go and tell the world about Jesus.
Evolution of Faith: To Inexpressible Joy
It’s tempting to think that we just need to wait out this broken world until Jesus comes back, to think that joy only begins with heaven. But the apostle Peter tells us that right now, even during our struggles and challenges, an inexpressible joy is possible.
Evolution of Faith: From Fear to Peace
What happens if something gets in between you and the promise of heaven? At first glance, the Bible’s answer may sound contradictory. But as Pastor Mike digs into the apostle Peter’s letter that he wrote to friends who were being persecuted, we see why we can turn our fear into peace.
Evolution of Faith: From Apathy to Praise
Sometimes we feel stuck in our relationship with God. There’s pain, suffering, frustration in our lives. Maybe we’re just lukewarm about our faith. So how do we get closer to God? Pastor Mike says to start with writing a eulogy—about God.
The Power of “And”: Divide and Unite
What do we do with people? In a world where some people pull us away from God and others encourage us toward him, how do we determine which people to allow into our lives? The apostle Paul’s wisdom is as needed as ever, wisdom that forces us to think of the best “And.”