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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

Why the Father lets you suffer

Have you ever wondered why our loving Father lets his children suffer? At any time, God could push the big red button in his…

Living My Faith

Comfort and confront

I’m so glad the doctor told me the bad news. Back in the year 2000, I suffered a traumatic injury during a soccer game….

Living My Faith

The urgency of evangelism

One afternoon I was staring at the screen of my laptop, trying to come up with a sermon theme for an upcoming message on…

Life’s Challenges

Sin is short-term pleasure

Back in 2011, Miami rapper Pitbull released a song that would flood the airwaves and dominate the charts. In its chorus, he sang about…

Who is God?

Why obey God?

Anyone who’s studied God’s instructions on Christian living knows they’re not easy. To love God more than anything? To love everyone as much as…

Living My Faith

Progress & perfection

Do you think God’s happy when you’re making progress but not yet perfect? Consider that question as you listen to Paul: “Brothers and sisters,…

Who is God?

Pastors should be more preachy

Don’t you love it (I mean, double-heart-eyed emoji love it) when people preach at you? No? Preaching isn’t the most popular word these days,…

Life’s Challenges

Add an “and”

A few years ago, I learned the power of the word and. I was preparing for a series called Gay & God, and I…

Living My Faith

The diversity of eternity

This past month, I immersed myself in trying to understand issues of race in contemporary culture, including inner city poverty, unconscious prejudice, and mass…

Living My Faith

God doesn’t show favoritism

God’s kind of like Blake Shelton, one of the celebrity judges from the Voice. It’s a reality show where singers try to impress a…

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Hard words, happy hearts

I recently heard about a girl who was raised in a religion that added conditions to the gospel. “Believe in Jesus and you are…

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Grace teaches us

Grace has supernatural power to change people. Just ask that wee little man. If you grew up in church, you might have learned a…