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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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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.

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Hope From Israel: Inches Away From God

You might be just inches away from the beauty of God’s kingdom. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the first-century synagogue in Magdala, Pastor Mike helps us see just how close we can be to God.

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Hope From Israel: How to Walk in Jesus’ Footsteps

When you worship, God doesn’t want you just to go through the motions. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Southern Steps that led to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike shows us how these steps teach us to stay focused.

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Fake News/Real Jesus: The Satisfaction You Crave

When a “bad Samaritan” met Jesus, she was shocked by his behavior. He engaged her, confused her, and then saved her, turning her into the Bible’s most unlikely missionary. This message reminds us that Jesus is still offering the Water of Life to the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places.

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Hope From Israel: God Messes With Your Plans

When God messes with your plans, he has better plans. Need proof? Just look at what God did with the apostle Paul. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Caesarea Maritima, where Paul was imprisoned for more than a year, Pastor Mike reminds us how God’s plans work for our good.

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Fake News/Real Jesus: You Must Be Born Again

Many Christians know the famous words of John 3:16. But when did Jesus speak them? And why? And to whom? This message teaches that powerful verse in the context of the powerful verses around it, reminding us of the new life that only the born again can find.

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Fake News/Real Jesus: Turning the Church Upside Down

Jesus turns the church upside down . . . in order to keep the church right side up. In an age when greed, sin, secrecy, and scandal have driven people away from church, Jesus is passionate about protecting the places where his resurrection is proclaimed.

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Fake News/Real Jesus: Finding Joy in the Unexpected

Jesus’ first ever miracle was making 150 gallons of alcohol! Turning water into wine was not only proof of Jesus’ identity as God but also a reminder that God’s great goal for our lives is joy, to celebrate in his presence by the miraculous work of his Son, Jesus.

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What Is God Teaching Us Through COVID-19?

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps us see what God is teaching us through the coronavirus.

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God & COVID-19: Learn to Be Grateful

Maybe God is using the coronavirus to teach us about expressing gratitude toward those we often overlook.

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God & COVID-19: Be Reminded of Generosity

What would happen to the reputation of the church and the name of Jesus if his people gave to those in need when they didn’t have to? Maybe God is teaching us about generosity through the coronavirus.

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God & COVID-19: Life Is Short, But This Isn’t

In a world where life passes by in a few short breaths, there is only one thing you can always rely on. Pastor Mike reveals this certainty during these uncertain times.