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.
Hope From Israel: It’s Best When You’re Not the Best
God’s not looking for the best and the brightest, the smartest nor the strongest. What does that mean for you? 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.
Fake News/Real Jesus: The Satisfaction You Crave
When a “bad Samaritan” met Jesus, she was shocked by his behavior. He engaged her, confused her, and then saved her, turning her into the Bible’s most unlikely missionary. This message reminds us that Jesus is still offering the Water of Life to the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places.
Fake News/Real Jesus: You Must Be Born Again
Many Christians know the famous words of John 3:16. But when did Jesus speak them? And why? And to whom? This message teaches that powerful verse in the context of the powerful verses around it, reminding us of the new life that only the born again can find.
Christ > Corona
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike shows us that, even in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, we do not have to give in to our fears.
Christ > Corona: Are You Worth Saving?
Do you ever wonder if you’re worthy of God’s love? If you wonder, just remember the remarkable story of the woman who was possessed by seven demons.
Christ > Corona: Where’s Jesus?
How do you know you’re not alone in the middle of this coronavirus pandemic?
Christ > Corona: Your Fears Don’t Stand a Chance
What are you most worried about during this coronavirus pandemic? Whatever it is, you can confront this fear—but not by yourself.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Turning the Church Upside Down
Jesus turns the church upside down . . . in order to keep the church right side up. In an age when greed, sin, secrecy, and scandal have driven people away from church, Jesus is passionate about protecting the places where his resurrection is proclaimed.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Finding Joy in the Unexpected
Jesus’ first ever miracle was making 150 gallons of alcohol! Turning water into wine was not only proof of Jesus’ identity as God but also a reminder that God’s great goal for our lives is joy, to celebrate in his presence by the miraculous work of his Son, Jesus.
God & COVID-19: Reach Out Like Jesus
What in the world is God up to with the coronavirus? Maybe the pandemic is God’s way of teaching us basic Christianity.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Why Jesus Is Who You Need
How can an imperfect person fall asleep without guilt? How can the abused live without shame? How can a sinner end up in the presence of God? The Bible’s answer—a Lamb. A spotless substitute, accepted by God’s own design.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Meet the Real Jesus!
Was Jesus a good man? a wise teacher? a religious guide? a prophet? a god? John answers those questions in the opening words of his gospel. Jesus is the Word, both with God and himself God. Jesus is the way God communicates with us, showing us the darkness of life without him and the bright light of trusting in him.