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!
Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Saved
To be saved means to be rescued from danger. So what danger are Christians talking about when they use this word? Who was in danger and is now saved? And by whom and from what and what for? Pastor Mike helps us understand the significance of “saved” and its impact on our lives.
Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Grace
Grace is, as we have heard countless times, amazing. But what makes it so amazing? What exactly is “grace,” and how do we even define it? Pastor Mike gives us a clear definition and what it means for us by opening up the Bible to the story of how a murderous man was transformed into the greatest missionary for Jesus—after being struck with grace.
Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Good
If there’s a word that seems simple to define, it’s the word good. Good is, well, good. It’s someone who isn’t bad. But how you define good is gravely important. Are you good? Are we good enough? If not, how do we become good in God’s sight? In this message, Jesus challenges our definition of good and calls us to the only way to be good enough to get close to God.
Christmas Buzzwords: Love
How do you define the word love? We all agree that love is what our world needs more of, but what exactly is it? Is love tough or tender? strong or sweet? How do we know what true love is and, more important, where to find love that lasts throughout our lives?
Christmas Buzzwords: Peace
How do you define the word peace? Is it merely the time when nations and people are not at war, when fighting and conflicts cease? The Bible’s answer is . . . kind of. The peace that the angels sang about the night of Jesus’ birth is something much more, something we all deeply long for, something that can only be provided from one source.
Christmas Buzzwords: Joy
How do you define the word joy? When that word appears on the latest Christmas card, where does your mind go? Is it just another word for happy, or is it something more? something deeper?
Christmas Buzzwords: Hope
How do you define hope? We all agree that hope is a good thing to hold on to, but what exactly is it? And what happens if you put your hope in the wrong thing? This message will help you define one of Christmas’ important words—hope.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even if You’re Living With Pain
For people living with constant pain, it’s tempting to believe the lie that God is not good. Pastor Mike shares a verse from Jesus’ brother James that gives us three things to remember in order to resist believing that deception.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even When You’re Hurting
To be grateful for the hard times in your life is difficult. Pastor Mike asks: Do you think it’s possible that you could only get to certain places spiritually if you had first passed through the difficulties of pain, suffering, and hardship? The apostle Paul, a guy who was incredibly grateful and went through an incredible amount of suffering, is going to help us thank God even when we hurt.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of 14 Spiritual Gifts You Already Have
If you struggle with gratitude, Pastor Mike says to read and chew on this 202-word sentence from the apostle Paul. Because it will remind you that you already have everything.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of Eternal Joy
When God takes away your health or your security or the life you long for, it feels like you have more reason to grumble than to be thankful. How can you be grateful when so many things go wrong? Today’s message has the apostle Paul’s powerful answer.
What if I Don’t Agree With Jesus?
What do you do, what do you think, and how do you deal with Jesus when you don’t agree with him? Pastor Mike gives two reasons why when you disagree with Jesus, you should give up the seat of authority and willingly die to trying to have the last word.