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.
Why Is the Bible Important for Me? Compilation
Listen to the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Mike helps us see the importance of the Bible in our lives.
Why Trust the Bible?
Why should you be compelled to read and trust the Bible?
God Speaks to You
Do you ever wonder why God doesn’t speak directly to you? Actually, he does.
Where Should You Start Reading the Bible?
If you want to start reading the Bible, where do you start? Pastor Mike can’t tell you where to start, but he can tell you how.
What’s the Message of the Bible?
The Bible can be a complicated book, but it is simply about you being with God.
The Book That Changed the World
Why is the Bible so important? Pastor Mike tells us why.
Roots and Fruit: Grow Closer to Jesus
How does a person have any peace in a world where everything seems so uncertain? Grow! Although the Bible is a hard book to read, it produces knowledge to keep you secure in your faith until Jesus returns.
That’s Messed Up: God’s Cleaning Solution
The ending of Bible book of Judges requires an adult I.D. to read. A woman chopped into pieces and mailed throughout Israel? That’s really messed up! But the Spirit inspired this story to prove two points. First, that life falls apart when everyone does what he or she thinks is right. Second, that God does not give up on people after the most disgusting sins.
That’s Messed Up: Press on in Faith
Gideon seemed so good. The humble farmer who became a Sunday school hero. But the fame went to his head, and good ol’ Gideon died as a spiritual adulterer and snare for his people. That’s messed up! But the story reminds us to fight the good fight through the final round, run the race until the last step, and worship God until our final breaths.
That’s Messed Up: Not Just a Boys’ Club
A quivering commander. A female savior. A housewife who plunges a tent peg through a general’s brain. That’s messed up! But that’s what happened in Deborah’s day. Her unlikely story proves that God blesses and saves his people through those we would least expect—little children, common mothers, and a carpenter from Nazareth.