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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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Living My Faith

Evolution of Faith: To Inexpressible Joy

It’s tempting to think that we just need to wait out this broken world until Jesus comes back, to think that joy only begins with heaven. But the apostle Peter tells us that right now, even during our struggles and challenges, an inexpressible joy is possible.

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Evolution of Faith: From Fear to Peace

What happens if something gets in between you and the promise of heaven? At first glance, the Bible’s answer may sound contradictory. But as Pastor Mike digs into the apostle Peter’s letter that he wrote to friends who were being persecuted, we see why we can turn our fear into peace.

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Finding True Happiness

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike helps us learn what is true happiness—and where to find it.

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How to Truly Satisfy Your Heart

It’s only when you tap into something unfailing that you can really have happiness.

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A Love and Happiness That Endures Forever

What can Broadway teach us about happiness? Spoiler: That we’re looking for it in the wrong places. Pastor Mike explains.

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The Path to the True Pursuit of Happiness

Sometimes we’re so focused on the temporary bits of pleasure that we forget the source of true happiness.

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Where Is the Happiness That Lasts?

Happiness isn’t easy to hold on to. Because there’s only one real place where happiness lasts.

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How Do You Find Happiness?

We all desire to be happy. So how do we get happiness? What’s the source of real happiness?

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Evolution of Faith: From Apathy to Praise

Sometimes we feel stuck in our relationship with God. There’s pain, suffering, frustration in our lives. Maybe we’re just lukewarm about our faith. So how do we get closer to God? Pastor Mike says to start with writing a eulogy—about God.

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The Power of “And”: Divide and Unite

What do we do with people? In a world where some people pull us away from God and others encourage us toward him, how do we determine which people to allow into our lives? The apostle Paul’s wisdom is as needed as ever, wisdom that forces us to think of the best “And.”

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The Power of “And”: Knowing It and Living It

Some Christians talk all about grace and not much about works. Others focus on obedience after breezing past Jesus on the cross. The apostle Paul picks a middle ground and focuses on something else.

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The Power of “And”: Grace and More Grace

This world is filled with so many temptations that leave us looking for more self-control. How do we say no to worldly passions that would make us feel so good in the moment? God already gave us the greatest power source to do this. Pastor Mike reveals the number-one way God motivates us to change.