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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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Keep Doing Hard Things

Why are you motivated to do hard things? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Capernaum where Jesus did his ministry, Pastor Mike encourages us to keep serving even when it’s difficult.

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Suffer Anyway

If you follow Jesus, many will not love or accept you. But suffer anyway. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike encourages us to look forward to the city that is to come.

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Do People Know You’re a Christian?

Letting your light shine isn’t just about the amazing things you do. It’s so much more. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here where Jesus gave his famous Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Mike reminds us about our role to shine.

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Essential Faith Against COVID-19

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike helps us see what we need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Shapes Your Heart?

Our attitude is shaped by those around us. So who’s got your ear and heart during this pandemic?

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The Secret to Contentment—Even During COVID-19

Do you think you deserve better than the unfairness you’ve been dealt from the coronavirus pandemic? Pastor Mike’s answer may surprise you.

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Push Back Against the Pandemic

We need to have a spiritual plan to push back against the coronavirus pandemic so we don’t lose our faith. Pastor Mike shares how we can do that.

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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.