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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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Bible 101

How Do We Know the Devil Is a Fallen Angel?

Where in the Bible does it say that the devil used to be an angel? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Bible 101

Is God Leading Me? Or Is It Just My Thoughts?

How do we know if the Holy Spirit is guiding our thoughts or if it’s just our own conscience? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Life’s Challenges

Why the Father lets you suffer

Have you ever wondered why our loving Father lets his children suffer? At any time, God could push the big red button in his…

Living My Faith

Can I Get Kicked Out of Heaven?

Is it possible to get kicked out of heaven? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Faith in the Midst of Suffering

It’s tempting to think that being a good enough Christian will lead to a good life. But Jesus warns us that because of our faith in him, we will suffer and have to endure pain. That begs the question: Then why risk everything for Jesus? The answer lies in a short letter from Jesus to a small first-century church suffering unimaginable persecution. It’s an answer that still holds true for us today as we hold on to our faith while battling through the hard times.

Living My Faith

Comfort and confront

I’m so glad the doctor told me the bad news. Back in the year 2000, I suffered a traumatic injury during a soccer game….

Living My Faith

The urgency of evangelism

One afternoon I was staring at the screen of my laptop, trying to come up with a sermon theme for an upcoming message on…

Life’s Challenges

Sin is short-term pleasure

Back in 2011, Miami rapper Pitbull released a song that would flood the airwaves and dominate the charts. In its chorus, he sang about…

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Does My Church Love?

What would Jesus say if he came to your church? Would he say the same thing he said to the church in Ephesus—one of the seven churches he addresses in the book of Revelation—that your church is passionate about the truth even if it is costly? But wait: Jesus doesn’t just care about truth . . . would Jesus say that your church also loves?

Who is God?

Why obey God?

Anyone who’s studied God’s instructions on Christian living knows they’re not easy. To love God more than anything? To love everyone as much as…

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: What if Church Is Boring?

What do you do when church doesn’t feel interesting enough? If you’re discouraged about your church experience, Pastor Mike says the best thing you can do is read the first chapters of the book of Revelation. But this isn’t an end times sermon series. Rather, we see how Jesus shows up in ordinary churches.

Living My Faith

Progress & perfection

Do you think God’s happy when you’re making progress but not yet perfect? Consider that question as you listen to Paul: “Brothers and sisters,…