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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

Hope From Israel: The Power of God’s Word

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire second series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he reminds us just how powerful God’s Word is in our lives.

Bible 101

Hope From Israel: How Do You Remember God’s Promises?

What can you do to write the words of God on the gates that you go in and out of each day? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Zion Gate, one of the gates that lead into Jerusalem, Pastor Mike helps us find ways to remember God’s words and promises.

Life’s Challenges

Hope From Israel: God Gives You a Powerful Weapon

Do you struggle with lies and negative thoughts that seem to have a stronghold over you? You can overcome these strongholds with something much more powerful. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the ancient city of Megiddo with its massive walls, Pastor Mike reminds us of the truth of God’s Word.

Living My Faith

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.

Living My Faith

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.

Bible 101

Hope From Israel: You Can See the Joy God Sees

You can enjoy life as God sees it. Joy is even better. Pain is endurable. So how do you get there? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike shows us how we can get closer to God’s perspective.

Living My Faith

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.

Depression & Anxiety

Hope From Israel: Trust God’s Plans

Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire series from this past week, as we kick off the first of Pastor Mike’s devotions from Israel, focusing on how we can trust God, his plans, and his promises despite the uncertainties of our world.

Living My Faith

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.

Friends & Family

Hope From Israel: Whose Will Be Done?

What’s one of our worst problems? Always wanting our way and not wanting to submit. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, where Jesus submitted to his Father’s will, Pastor Mike helps us learn to submit.

Depression & Anxiety

Hope From Israel: Anxious? Be Still

In a world full of worry where we find it hard to sit still, God has two words for us. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike reminds us how God is like a safe city for us.

Depression & Anxiety

Hope From Israel: What to Do With Worry

When you’re worried, all you need to do is go outside, turn your ears to the sky, and listen to the birds. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave his famous Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Mike reminds us what Jesus said about worry.