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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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Who is God?

A life-changing sentence

If you could pick any person—any friend, any family member, any celebrity, any pet, anyone alive or passed on—to walk through the door and…

Who is God?

GOD Is Here! Look for His Good Things

We know Jesus is with us, but do we REALLY know that he is with us?

Who is God?

3 Words that will change your New Year

If failing to achieve your goals was an Olympic sport, I would win the gold. Seriously. Every New Year I go crazy with the…

Who is God?

GOD Is Here! With You, Right Now

Do you see God as “just God” or as GOD?

Living My Faith

A Fresh Start: With Jesus

Jesus said that those who humbly confess their need of God’s grace (instead of self-righteously comparing themselves to others) will be justified and exalted in the eyes of God. Perhaps, then, repentance is the most liberating way to live!

Living My Faith

Pray the name

When I was a kid, I learned a way to pray called the A.C.T.S. Method. It stood for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (asking…

Living My Faith

Simply Christmas: Seek. Speak. Think.

Life slows down after Christmas for us, but not on that first Christmas. The shepherds burst with good news and blurted it out to anyone who would listen. Mary treasured up the truths about her newborn son. People went home glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. What if we did the same?

Living My Faith

Simply Christmas: The Price of Peace

There are many classic songs of the Christmas season, but nothing quite matches the first song of Christmas, the song of the angels in Bethlehem. Their lyrics are few, but their meaning is profound. God’s favor. Peace on earth. Glory to him on high!

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Christmas

You need to be wise this Christmas. Because Christmas, perhaps more than any other time of year, is the season that pushes people in…

Living My Faith

Simply Christmas: Best. Gift. Ever.

Few things are as exciting as finding a Christmas gift labeled To: (You). The label means someone thought about you. Someone loved you. Someone searched for just the right gift. No passage proves God’s giving heart more than Luke 2:11, the classic summary of the gift of Christmas.

Life’s Challenges

When your dog dies

I got an email the other day from a family grieving the death of their dog. After nearly 15 years of companionship, their beloved…

Living My Faith

Simply Christmas: One Gift Fits All?

Christmas is a time when families gather, for better or worse. Tense relationships are revealed. Sins come front and center. Which is what makes Luke 2 so incredible. The shepherds are God’s first audience for Christmas. Angels bring good news of great joy to take away their fear and welcome them (and us) to the family of God.