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!
Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: Why Jesus Allows Bad People Among Us
There’s always another awful headline, another hypocrite, another problem we want to fix in our broken world. If only it were as easy as plucking out the bad people from the good. But we know it’s not that simple. It’s for these moments of frustration that Jesus told this particular story of the weeds and the wheat to give us hope.
Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: Why I Must Give Up My Treasures
It’s going to cost us to follow Jesus. He was upfront about us needing to give up the things we treasure. But, Jesus also said, joyfully giving up the things we have is possible when we find a superior treasure. Through two short parables Jesus told, Pastor Mike helps us see what this treasure is.
Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: When Average Moments Are Okay
We live in a culture that often says bigger is better, as we easily dismiss the small and mundane as too insignificant to be powerful. But believing this common trope can be spiritually dangerous. Pastor Mike walks us through two of the smallest stories Jesus ever told that give us a really big message for the average moments of our spiritual lives.
Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: What Are the Threats to My Faith?
God’s Word doesn’t always seem to work in our lives. We share it, read it, and hear it, but it doesn’t seem to change us spiritually. That’s because the Word of God, Jesus said, is like a seed—it’s packed with potential, but it is also small and vulnerable. How vulnerable? Pastor Mike identifies these everyday threats to God’s Word that can stop us from growing in our faith.
Help Me Have More: Patience
God has amazing plans to bless us, prosper us, and save us from pain. But those plans may not be for today, tomorrow, or even the end of this year. What if we’re not patient enough to wait for God’s promises? Pastor Mike teaches us three big ideas about patience that will help us grow in our own patience and faith.
Help Me Have More: Peace
Just read the headlines on any given day, and it’s hard to imagine finding peace in this world. But, Pastor Mike says, finding peace is not impossible. And it starts with knowing what peace is, what it isn’t, and knowing what are the top five peace thieves.
Help Me Have More: Joy
We all strive for happiness and make decisions on what we think will bring us joy. This feat is even more challenging considering that, according to God, there are three different kinds of joy to be had. But only one of them really works. Pastor Mike takes us through the different joys and shares how to have the greatest, everlasting joy.
Help Me Have More: Kindness
Kindness. Our culture seems infatuated with it as we all preach kindness. Yet it’s often difficult to be kind because kindness comes at a cost to us. What does it take to transform our hearts into making us the kind, loving people God calls us to be? The answer, Pastor Mike says, starts with remembering this.
Skeptical Faith: Are Heaven and Hell Real?
The reality of heaven and hell is one that Jesus himself talked about. By looking at what he says about them in the Bible, we get the incredible perspective on what comes next and how we should feel about our place after we’re done on this earth.
Skeptical Faith: God Loves Science?
How do we reconcile the tension of science and religion? What are we supposed to do when we feel like we need to walk away from Jesus for the sake of hard evidence? Pastor Mike gives us five compelling ideas to remind us that, according to the Bible, we don’t need to choose between head and heart.
Skeptical Faith: Aren’t Christians Hypocrites?
Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they’re really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus.
Skeptical Faith: Am I Naturally Good?
Are we really born sinful? That’s a hard pill for many people to swallow. What if we asked Moses, Paul, and Jesus this question? What would they say? Take a closer look at the Bible’s teaching about the human heart, and the answer is clear.