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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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Wonderfully made

Have you ever heard of the Strengthsfinder personality test? After a brief exam, it reveals your top strengths out of a list of 34…

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It’s new, but God is with you

What’s new? I don’t ask that question to pass the time with small talk. I mean, what are you dealing with that is terrifyingly…

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God & transgender (Part 4)

I came across a sobering statistic from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It reported that 42 percent of transgender teens have attempted suicide. 42…

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Different parts

If some wonderful, elderly Mexican women ever offer you a tamale, make sure you remove the corn husk before your first bite. One day,…

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Look back

When my eldest daughter popped into this world, everything was different. Marriage was different. Work was different. Sleep was WAY different. Life was different….

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Hope From Israel: When People Are Different

Sometimes it would be easier if we were all the same. When you see people who are different from you, remember these words . . . and these first-century stones. As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

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Hope From Israel: Where Is God’s Grace in Your Life?

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire third series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he helps us see God’s powerful grace in our lives.

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Hope From Israel: Good News Just for You

When you feel like your faith isn’t where it should be, remember who Jesus’ good news is for. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Pastor Mike reminds us of who Jesus came to save.

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Hope From Israel: What if I’ve Denied Jesus?

Have you ever denied Jesus? with your words? actions? inactions? If so, the apostle Peter can teach you a lesson. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike reminds us of the encouraging story of Peter and his denial of Jesus.

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Hope From Israel: You Can’t Impress Jesus

You may not have much to offer Jesus, but that’s okay. In fact, that’s what Jesus wants. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Capernaum in Galilee, where Jesus spent a lot of time during his ministry, Pastor Mike reminds us that nothing impresses Jesus.

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Hope From Israel: Are You Worthy of God’s Love?

If you know you’re not worthy of God’s love, Pastor Mike says, “Good. You got it right.” Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Magdala in Galilee, Pastor Mike reminds us of Jesus’ love for us.

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Hope From Israel: How to Satisfy Your Soul

Instead of spending your life building something impressive to get to the presence of God, remember that Jesus just gives it. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Caesarea Maritima, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Pastor Mike reminds us how our souls can be satisfied.