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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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Living My Faith

Hope From Israel: With and For Jesus

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire fifth series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he helps us see how Jesus is part of our everyday lives.

Living My Faith

Keep Doing Hard Things

Why are you motivated to do hard things? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Capernaum where Jesus did his ministry, Pastor Mike encourages us to keep serving even when it’s difficult.

Living My Faith

Suffer Anyway

If you follow Jesus, many will not love or accept you. But suffer anyway. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike encourages us to look forward to the city that is to come.

Living My Faith

A tale of two kids

Walk into my eldest daughter’s bedroom and you will marvel at the tidy space. Stop next door at her younger sister’s room and you’ll…

Living My Faith

Do People Know You’re a Christian?

Letting your light shine isn’t just about the amazing things you do. It’s so much more. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here where Jesus gave his famous Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Mike reminds us about our role to shine.

Bible 101

You’ll Never Be in the Dark

No matter what happens in this world or the challenges you’re facing in your life, you don’t have to be in the dark. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the ancient synagogue in Magdala in Galilee, Pastor Mike reminds us about the Light of the world.

Bible 101

How Do You Face Temptation?

What can you do when faced with temptation? Frustrate the devil the way Jesus did. Pastor Mike shares how—from near the spot where Jesus was tempted. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Jerusalem at the Temple Mount, Pastor Mike reminds us how Jesus’ obedience saved us

Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD Endures

A protective father dies young. A talented teammate moves away. A close friend gets a new job. In a world where nothing–even the best things in life–lasts for long, all you need to do is read Psalm 136 to see what does endure forever.

Living My Faith

Be strong and courageous

Being a Christian is dangerous. Ask the grandmother who stands up for the first time to the gossips in her circle of churchgoing friends….

Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD’s Here

When you’re afraid, when you’re ready to flip out, when you need a refuge from fear, just where can you go to find God? Pastor Mike points us to a 3,000-year-old psalm that reminds us we don’t need to go anywhere in order to discover God.

Social Issues

Why does racism exist?

A few years ago, I tried to explain racism to my kids. I defined racism as the belief that races are not distinct equals…

Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD’s Enough

When life gets messy (and it will), do you know what to do? In today’s message, Pastor Mike digs into the book of Lamentations and looks at what the prophet Jeremiah says when it seems hope is gone and life is too messed up.