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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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Gather, Seek, Serve

There are many temptations that keep us from church, and so many distractions that keep us from worshiping if we get there. This message reminds us why we gather every week in Jesus’ name.

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Jesus’ Love, My Life: Let My Love Do the Talking

Why doesn’t God just take his kids out of this broken world? Answer: Because God wants more people to believe and be saved. This is how Jesus closed his epic prayer in John chapter 17, a fact that reminds every Christian of the incredible calling we have to share our Savior with the world.

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Jesus’ Love, My Life: Expect Pushback

Jesus never promised a warm and fuzzy Christian life. Rather, he was honest about hatred, persecution, and even death. Yet Christian persecution is proof of our connection to Christ. So don’t go astray! Let the Holy Spirit remind you of Jesus, whose eternal blessings are worth a lifetime of suffering.

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Jesus’ Love, My Life: Love Leads to Action

God wants us all to be “fruitful,” to do good things according to his will. How? By staying connected to Jesus, trusting in God’s “pruning” work, and remembering the love we have received from the Father and the Son.

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Jesus’ Love, My Life: Holy Spirit, HELP!

The Holy Spirit often sparks questions and confusion among Christians today. But Jesus’ words, though deep, are clear. The Spirit is our counselor, our teacher, our “reminder,” and our source of peace. This message teaches us to rely on one of Jesus’ greatest gifts, the Holy Spirit.

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Jesus’ Love, My Life: I Can Be Fearless

Fear filled the hearts of Jesus’ friends the night before he died. But that made Jesus’ promise all the sweeter. He was going to prepare a place for us. He would be the way to get to the Father. We could trust in him when our hearts are troubled. That’s the peace we need when we realize the sinfulness of our hearts.

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Finding the Fruit of the Spirit

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps find the fruit of the spirit in our lives.

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Struggling With Self-Control?

Before you can have the self-control to say no to sin, you need to know this important fact first.

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Where Is the Joy in My Life?

If you want more joy in your life, you don’t need a new life. You just need to look around you. Pastor Mike helps you learn how to do this.

Life’s Challenges

Where Can I Find Peace?

How can you find a sense of peace even during the toughest moments? Pastor Mike has a simple answer for you.

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Do I Have Good Roots?

How do we get love, joy, patience, and self-control in our lives?

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A Fresh Start: For Your Emotions

Our thoughts might be true or false, healthy or destructive, demonic or Holy Spiritual, which means we need to think carefully about our thoughts! The apostle Paul made the same point to his friends in Corinth, urging them to take their thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. By that same practice, we put our frantic minds at ease and fix our thoughts on Jesus.