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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…

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: THE Reason to Be Unreasonable

Follow Jesus and the world might not approve. “You’re wasting time. Wasting money. Wasting energy. Wasting your life.” But Jesus defends those who love him. His approval is what matters the most, since it lasts forever.

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: THE Reason to Be Unreasonable

Follow Jesus and the world might not approve. “You’re wasting time. Wasting money. Wasting energy. Wasting your life.” But Jesus defends those who love him. His approval is what matters the most, since it lasts forever.

Living My Faith

What I pray (almost) every morning

There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: Get Comfortable With Discomfort

Jesus’ “pep talk” about the end of the age was less than comforting. Wars. Earthquakes. Flogging. Arrest. Hatred. Are we willing to walk with Jesus during the end times? Be hated? Die for him? If you know his promise of salvation and election, the answer is easy—Yes!

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: Get Comfortable With Discomfort

Jesus’ “pep talk” about the end of the age was less than comforting. Wars. Earthquakes. Flogging. Arrest. Hatred. Are we willing to walk with Jesus during the end times? Be hated? Die for him? If you know his promise of salvation and election, the answer is easy—Yes!

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: Serve Like a Ninja

The rich gave massive offerings on a particular day in the temple. But Jesus noticed and praised the poorest widow who quietly gave the “smallest offering.” In our day of public recognition, what would Jesus say? He would ignore those who praise themselves and praise those who serve God in secret.

Living My Faith

Death to Selfie: Serve Like a Ninja

The rich gave massive offerings on a particular day in the temple. But Jesus noticed and praised the poorest widow who quietly gave the “smallest offering.” In our day of public recognition, what would Jesus say? He would ignore those who praise themselves and praise those who serve God in secret.

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

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!

Living My Faith

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!

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…