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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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Hope From Israel: Jesus Was Exclusive AND Inclusive

The divisions we see in religions, philosophies, and people aren’t new. Tensions existed in Jesus’ time too. Yet what did God still do? As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

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Hope From Israel: Jesus Wasn’t White

Even back in the first century, the church argued about who God’s love is for. Sound familiar? As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

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God & Gender: In the Church (Part 1)

First Timothy chapter 2 is a chapter in the Bible many Christians wish was not written. The apostle Paul’s words seem patriarchal and downright impossible. No elaborate hairstyles? or expensive clothes? Women in church must be “quiet”? Really? Both parts of this message, which are based on 1 Corinthians, seek to faithfully explore Paul’s provocative words from 1 Timothy in context and the issue of men and women working together in the church.

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God & Gender: God’s Design for Men & Women (Part 2)

In the beginning, when everything was perfect, God created people. Not only did he create Adam and Eve “in his image,” he also “created them male and female.” This message lays the foundation for our faith when it comes to gender, a faith in the Father who loves everyone of the children he has created.

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God & Gender: God’s Design for Men & Women (Part 1)

In the beginning, when everything was perfect, God created people. Not only did he create Adam and Eve “in his image,” he also “created them male and female.” This message lays the foundation for our faith when it comes to gender, a faith in the Father who loves everyone of the children he has created.

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Hope From Israel: Where Is God’s Grace in Your Life?

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire third series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he helps us see God’s powerful grace in our lives.

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Hope From Israel: Good News Just for You

When you feel like your faith isn’t where it should be, remember who Jesus’ good news is for. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Pastor Mike reminds us of who Jesus came to save.

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Hope From Israel: What if I’ve Denied Jesus?

Have you ever denied Jesus? with your words? actions? inactions? If so, the apostle Peter can teach you a lesson. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike reminds us of the encouraging story of Peter and his denial of Jesus.

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Hope From Israel: You Can’t Impress Jesus

You may not have much to offer Jesus, but that’s okay. In fact, that’s what Jesus wants. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Capernaum in Galilee, where Jesus spent a lot of time during his ministry, Pastor Mike reminds us that nothing impresses Jesus.

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Hope From Israel: Are You Worthy of God’s Love?

If you know you’re not worthy of God’s love, Pastor Mike says, “Good. You got it right.” Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Magdala in Galilee, Pastor Mike reminds us of Jesus’ love for us.

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Hope From Israel: How to Satisfy Your Soul

Instead of spending your life building something impressive to get to the presence of God, remember that Jesus just gives it. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Caesarea Maritima, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Pastor Mike reminds us how our souls can be satisfied.

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It’s Time to Get Going

Jesus’ mission for his followers was clear—Go and be my witnesses in all the earth. Then and now, what matters the most is the message of Jesus, the Savior, who is coming back soon.