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Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.

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Life’s Challenges

Think again

A few months ago, my mom won an award from the Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin. The rotary folks invited our family to a…

Living My Faith

Jesus is worth it

Jim Gaffigan, my favorite comedian, has this joke about the disciples who had to give up everything to follow Jesus. I forget his exact…

Life’s Challenges

Which lie knows your name?

Do you have an untrue thought that you think a lot? I do. About 75% of Sundays when I’m preaching, I think, “Mike, you…

Who is God?

Called out, not kicked out

If I were Jesus, I would have eaten the Lord’s Supper alone. Why? Because I would have kicked out all the apostles long before…

Life’s Challenges

But I

There are three words that have changed my life in amazing ways—GOD is here! But there are two words that have changed my life…

Friends & Family

They comfort you

Have you read the Scarlet Letter? A woman named Hester is pregnant; no one knows the identity of the father except Hester and the…

Bible 101

Why Paul loved grace (and we do too)

The apostle Paul was the poster child for grace. If the internet would have been invented two thousand years earlier, he immediately would have…

Who is God?

Billy Graham, a glimpse of God

Billy Graham’s daughter Ruth, in her book on forgiveness, recounts the day when her father gave her a stunning glimpse of our Father. After…

Bible 101

Best chapter ever?

In the early 1600s, Thomas Goodwin, an English preacher, wrote a lot of words about God. A lot of words. When put together, Goodwin’s…

Life’s Challenges

The dumpster story

There was once a man who had a secret stash of pornographic magazines. One day when his wife was gone, he indulged his sinful…

Living My Faith

They sharpen you

By nature, we become dull. Just ask the knives in your kitchen drawer. As time passes and meals are made, they don’t naturally become…

Who is God?

Good enough for God?

About ten years ago, I met a young woman who was a good person. I mean, a really good person. One of those people…