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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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Life’s Challenges

4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

Life’s Challenges

Roots and Fruit: Give Generously

The apostle Paul was unashamed to say that being financially generous is a key to joy, blessing, and so much more. In the same way, many Christians have learned that it is more blessed to give than to receive!

Bible 101

Roots and Fruit: Grow Closer to Jesus

How does a person have any peace in a world where everything seems so uncertain? Grow! Although the Bible is a hard book to read, it produces knowledge to keep you secure in your faith until Jesus returns.

Bible 101

Roots and Fruit: Grow Closer to Jesus

How does a person have any peace in a world where everything seems so uncertain? Grow! Although the Bible is a hard book to read, it produces knowledge to keep you secure in your faith until Jesus returns.

Life’s Challenges

The thing you need more than more time

I had a light bulb spiritual moment the other day. My friend and I were reflecting on the past summer, sharing struggles and spiritual…

Friends & Family

Out of Context: “More Than You Can Handle”

The Bible does not talk about God not allowing you to be tempted “beyond what you can bear.” Make sure to read the context! The apostle Paul wrote those words as a warning not to rely on our own spiritual strength and a comfort to rely on the God who can sustain us in all kinds of temptation.

Friends & Family

Out of Context: “More Than You Can Handle”

The Bible does not talk about God not allowing you to be tempted “beyond what you can bear.” Make sure to read the context! The apostle Paul wrote those words as a warning not to rely on our own spiritual strength and a comfort to rely on the God who can sustain us in all kinds of temptation.

Friends & Family

An ode to the guy from the bathroom

I wish you would’ve met Charles. I assumed it was going to be a normal airport bathroom stop, squeezing my carry-on into the stall…

Friends & Family

What I learned from “The Sex Talks”

This past October, I talked in church about sex. For four straight weeks. If you’re doing the sermon math, that was over two hours…

Depression & Anxiety

God’s To-Do List for Depression

Feelings of depression involve a complicated struggle that has both chemical and spiritual components. This message looks to the psalms to resonate with “down and out” Christians and to remind them of the God who walks with them in the darkest valleys.

Depression & Anxiety

God’s To-Do List for Depression

Feelings of depression involve a complicated struggle that has both chemical and spiritual components. This message looks to the psalms to resonate with “down and out” Christians and to remind them of the God who walks with them in the darkest valleys.

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…