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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

Christmas is a time for war

How would you finish this sentence? Christmas is a time for ________. I bet I could predict the top answers—Peace. Hope. Joy. Love. Family….

Who is God?

Thank God for the Holy Spirit

Do you ever find it difficult to keep Jesus’ commands? Me too. I love the idea of being patient, forgiving, and humble, but when…

Who is God?

Get Peace That Can’t Be Threatened

There will always be something that threatens our peace—a diagnosis, financial stress, or relationship struggles. But peace isn’t just about being trouble-free. Pastor Mike shares a simple technique that will help you remember how to get true peace.

Who is God?

Is Jesus Actually God?

Was Jesus just a really good teacher? or prophet? Or are there clues in the Bible that show Jesus is God?

Who is God?

God so loved the world

Have you ever paused long enough to meditate on the staggering meaning of John 3:16? “God so loved the world that he gave his…

Who is God?

The husband who went to war

My colleague Tim has a tattoo of an obscure but powerful passage in the Bible. “[The Lord] will take great delight in you; in…

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Living My Faith

Reckless love

Musician Cory Asbury struggled to understand what God was like. But things changed when Cory had a son. Whenever he held his baby, he…

Who is God?

The chosen one

We love the idea of a “chosen one,” don’t we? Think of how many of our best stories involve the coming of some special…

Who is God?

Come, Lord Jesus

Every few days, my family uses a common prayer before eating dinner. It starts, “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest . . .” I…

Who is God?

Why would you love a lord?

There is a confusing part of the Christmas story. When the angel speaks to the shepherds, he says, “I bring you good news that…

Who is God?

Jesus looked for you

Imagine this: The sun is going down. The sheep are in the pen. The exhausted shepherd can’t wait to put down his staff. But…