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.
3 words that will change your Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…
Sexpectations: Sex Is Work
Too many people expect sex to be easy, just like it is in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect.
4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)
If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…
Sexpectations: Sex Is Good
Sex was invented by God himself! In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex, by God’s design, is still very good.
Death to Selfie: THE Reason to Be Unreasonable
Follow Jesus and the world might not approve. “You’re wasting time. Wasting money. Wasting energy. Wasting your life.” But Jesus defends those who love him. His approval is what matters the most, since it lasts forever.
What I pray (almost) every morning
There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…
I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)
Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….
Death to Selfie: Get Comfortable With Discomfort
Jesus’ “pep talk” about the end of the age was less than comforting. Wars. Earthquakes. Flogging. Arrest. Hatred. Are we willing to walk with Jesus during the end times? Be hated? Die for him? If you know his promise of salvation and election, the answer is easy—Yes!
Why Is the Bible Important for Me? Compilation
Watch 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?
Death to Selfie: Serve Like a Ninja
The rich gave massive offerings on a particular day in the temple. But Jesus noticed and praised the poorest widow who quietly gave the “smallest offering.” In our day of public recognition, what would Jesus say? He would ignore those who praise themselves and praise those who serve God in secret.
God Speaks to You
Do you ever wonder why God doesn’t speak directly to you? Actually, he does.