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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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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.

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Who would hate Jesus?

If Jesus was full of grace, if he never sinned and always loved, why did so many people hate him? Jesus actually answered that…

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Imagine love

The night before he died, Jesus prayed that the world would witness uncommon unity and love among Christians. “I pray also for those who…

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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.

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Want More Joy and Peace?

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike teaches us what true joy and peace looks like.

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Get Peace at All Times

Peace isn’t a perfect life. What it is might surprise you. And you can have it at all times.

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Do You Have Never-Ending Joy?

There’s a special joy that never ends. And the good news, Pastor Mike says, is that you can have that kind of joy right now.

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How to Find Good Joy

How do we find the good kind of joy that God gives us? It doesn’t have to be hard if we just do this, Pastor Mike says.

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Is It Bad if It Feels Good?

Why is it that some of the things that are bad for us can make us so happy in the moment? Even the Bible admits there’s a joy that comes from sin, Pastor Mike says. So how do we know if the joy we have is good or bad?

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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.

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Love defined: Fist bumps, handshakes, and hugs

The night before the cross, Jesus prayed that Christians would love each other. “I pray also for those who will believe in me through…

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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.