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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

Born again?

Have you ever heard the phrase “born again”? To some people, born again is a certain type of Christian who tends to vote in…

Living My Faith

Is It Bad if It Feels Good?

Why is it that some of the things that are bad for us can make us so happy in the moment? Even the Bible admits there’s a joy that comes from sin, Pastor Mike says. So how do we know if the joy we have is good or bad?

Living My Faith

Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of 14 Spiritual Gifts You Already Have

If you struggle with gratitude, Pastor Mike says to read and chew on this 202-word sentence from the apostle Paul. Because it will remind you that you already have everything.

Life’s Challenges

The #1 reason people reject Jesus

When you were a teenager, did your mom ever rudely open the blinds in your room while you were still sleeping? Do you know…

Living My Faith

Love defined: Fist bumps, handshakes, and hugs

The night before the cross, Jesus prayed that Christians would love each other. “I pray also for those who will believe in me through…

Living My Faith

Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of Eternal Joy

When God takes away your health or your security or the life you long for, it feels like you have more reason to grumble than to be thankful. How can you be grateful when so many things go wrong? Today’s message has the apostle Paul’s powerful answer.

Bible 101

You must be born again

Once upon a time, there was an old, repetitive preacher who thundered his favorite refrain Sunday after Sunday: “You must be born again!” On…

Living My Faith

Pray for the persecuted church

According to Open Doors USA, an organization that tracks Christian persecution around our planet, 245 million believers face threats, violence, and death every day…

Living My Faith

What if I Don’t Agree With Jesus?

What do you do, what do you think, and how do you deal with Jesus when you don’t agree with him? Pastor Mike gives two reasons why when you disagree with Jesus, you should give up the seat of authority and willingly die to trying to have the last word.

Living My Faith

A-Z grace

“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal…

Living My Faith

Love compels us

Back in the early 1700s, a rich and powerful man named Nikolas saw a painting that changed his life. As a 19-year-old, he visited…

Life’s Challenges

Am I Strong Enough? I Feel Stuck

You’re not the best, the strongest, the fastest, the most patient, or the most loving. But God isn’t waiting for that day or that year when you finally start winning a few victories. It’s when you feel stuck and at your weakest when you see God’s glory.