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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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Bible 101

How Do We Know the Devil Is a Fallen Angel?

Where in the Bible does it say that the devil used to be an angel? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Bible 101

Is God Leading Me? Or Is It Just My Thoughts?

How do we know if the Holy Spirit is guiding our thoughts or if it’s just our own conscience? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Living My Faith

Can I Get Kicked Out of Heaven?

Is it possible to get kicked out of heaven? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Faith in the Midst of Suffering

It’s tempting to think that being a good enough Christian will lead to a good life. But Jesus warns us that because of our faith in him, we will suffer and have to endure pain. That begs the question: Then why risk everything for Jesus? The answer lies in a short letter from Jesus to a small first-century church suffering unimaginable persecution. It’s an answer that still holds true for us today as we hold on to our faith while battling through the hard times.

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Does My Church Love?

What would Jesus say if he came to your church? Would he say the same thing he said to the church in Ephesus—one of the seven churches he addresses in the book of Revelation—that your church is passionate about the truth even if it is costly? But wait: Jesus doesn’t just care about truth . . . would Jesus say that your church also loves?

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: What if Church Is Boring?

What do you do when church doesn’t feel interesting enough? If you’re discouraged about your church experience, Pastor Mike says the best thing you can do is read the first chapters of the book of Revelation. But this isn’t an end times sermon series. Rather, we see how Jesus shows up in ordinary churches.

Living My Faith

What Is Love? I’m Supposed to Love “Those” People?

We live in a world of us vs. them, a culture of our people against their people. Such divisions are often the line where love stops, even among those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And that’s dangerous. Instead, Pastor Mike challenges, what would it look like if we listened to Jesus, crossed the line, and imitated the love God shows?

Bible 101

Wars and Rumors of War

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Bible 101

Is There a Greater Good to War?

Can there be a greater purpose to the ugliness of war?

Prayer

Help Those in War Stand Firm

How can we help those in the midst of war to stand firm in their faith?

Bible 101

What to Do in the Midst of Troubles?

We might be living where wickedness seems to be increasing and love is decreasing. We might be hated and persecuted. But, Pastor Mike reminds us, there is a greater promise waiting.

Bible 101

What Happens After the Pain?

Events of this world can be so bad that we feel as if there’s not much more we can take. Though Jesus was brutally honest about the birth pains our world experiences, he also talked about what happens after the pains.