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.
The confession of sleep
Author David Murray says, “Show me your sleep pattern, and I’ll show you your theology.” I like that. I grew up reciting, “I believe…
Flawed but Blessed: How Does Grace Change Me?
What goes around, comes around, right? . . . Not so fast. In every human heart is the temptation to speed up the process of karma and pay people back what we think they deserve. But, Pastor Mike warns, karma is dangerous. And instead, we should focus on karma’s counterpart. How?
No mirrors in church
Is it just me or are mirrors made to rob us of happiness? I remember being at a dance party once, having a good…
At first glance, Jesus got it backward: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Wouldn’t it be better…
The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…
Flawed but Blessed: Is God Here?
One sentence composed of three words and nine letters can change everything about your life. It reminds us of the power of presence and has the power to give us peace and happiness. Pastor Mike takes us on a deep dive of finding that peace and joy.
Hiding with Jesus
I get tons of compliments on my phone case. For years now, I have used a phone case that has a hidden space for…
Should Christians diet?
If the Bible says our bodies are temporary and our souls are eternal, should we think much about calories and sodium and sugar? Or…
Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Liars?
We know that honesty is the best policy, even when we are tempted to lie because the truth will cost us. Yet we lie anyway. But perhaps even more damaging is when we fall for the two biggest lies we’ve been told most of our lives—lies that we even tell ourselves.
Spiritual but Not Religious
Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike tells us why we CAN’T be just “spiritual but not religious.”
When Being “Spiritual but Not Religious” Failed
Spoiler: It’s not okay for you to just believe in God and just pray to him without any structure or organized religion. And here’s why.
Did You Leave the Church Because of Your Pastor?
Can you forgive the pastors who have hurt and disappointed you? Can you reconnect with a church again?