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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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Christmas happened!

Christmas is the season of stuff that didn’t actually happen. A magical snowman with a button nose. A bullied reindeer with a heartwarming story…

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Born again?

Have you ever heard the phrase “born again”? To some people, born again is a certain type of Christian who tends to vote in…

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You must be born again

Once upon a time, there was an old, repetitive preacher who thundered his favorite refrain Sunday after Sunday: “You must be born again!” On…

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How to Start Reading the Bible

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike helps us learn how to start reading the Bible.

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How Long Should I Take to Read the Bible?

Should you be on a one-year Bible reading plan? How much should you read each day?

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A Bible Hack to Understand the Old Testament

The Old Testament is long and can be hard to wrap your brain around. But God gave you a Bible hack to understanding this toughest part of the Bible.

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What Part of the Bible Do I Read Next?

After you learn about the life of Jesus in the four gospels, what should you read next?

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WHERE Should I Start Reading the Bible?

The Bible might be the biggest and most complex book you read. It has 2 testaments, 66 books, over 1,000 separate chapters, and 31,173 verses. So where do you even begin? Pastor Mike shares the second tip in your Bible journey.

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HOW Do I Start Reading the Bible?

The best place to start reading the Bible doesn’t start with the best somewhere but with the best someone. Pastor Mike shares the first tip in your journey to reading the Bible.

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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.”

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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.

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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?