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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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Depression & Anxiety

Anxiety & Jesus

Psychologist and professor Jean Twenge noted some factors connected to eighth graders feeling happier or more depressed. The leading habits connected with being sad—lots…

Depression & Anxiety

WWJT?

Many years ago, I went to see a counselor for a sin I was struggling with. Some of his best advice was this—Focus on…

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The end of anxiety

I should have been anxious. I was about to speak to the biggest audience of my entire life, a crowd of over one thousand…

Depression & Anxiety

God is faithful

Ed’s wife struggled with anxiety. Often her fear of what might happen the next day would keep her up at night. Sometimes the anxiety…

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Anxiety and Depression: Where Is the Bible’s Comfort?

It seems depression and anxiety are on the rise, especially with the COVID pandemic. What portions of the Bible can we point people—especially teens—to? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. Pastor Mike mentions the sermon he preached on depression. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/ly_EWZvzFqo

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God’s To-Do List for Depression

When we’re depressed, sometimes we naively think that if we just go to church, just sing the right song, or just say the right prayer, our depression will go away. But God’s to-do list for depression isn’t something he’s commanding us to do; it’s something he himself is getting done. Pastor Mike looks to a 3,000-year-old psalm to find how God is helping.

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Hope From Israel: Trust God’s Plans

Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire series from this past week, as we kick off the first of Pastor Mike’s devotions from Israel, focusing on how we can trust God, his plans, and his promises despite the uncertainties of our world.

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Hope From Israel: Anxious? Be Still

In a world full of worry where we find it hard to sit still, God has two words for us. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike reminds us how God is like a safe city for us.

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Hope From Israel: What to Do With Worry

When you’re worried, all you need to do is go outside, turn your ears to the sky, and listen to the birds. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave his famous Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Mike reminds us what Jesus said about worry.

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Hope From Israel: Trust What You Can’t See

God never claims that his plans or purposes will make sense to you. So what should you do when you’re uncertain? Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. We kick off his Israel devotions this week, as we look at how we can trust God even when we don’t understand what’s going on.

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Christ > Corona

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike shows us that, even in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, we do not have to give in to our fears.

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Christ > Corona: Don’t Wait for Jesus

This coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that you don’t have to wait until the end to see that your eternal life already began. Pastor Mike explains.