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Time of Grace With Pastor Mike Novotny

English, Religion, 1 season, 576 episodes, 1 day, 3 hours, 39 minutes
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Time of Grace is for people who want more growth and less struggle in their spiritual walk. We connect people to God’s grace so they know they are loved and forgiven and so they can start living in the freedom they’ve always wanted. In addition to podcasts, our ministry delivers the timeless truth of God’s Word through television, print, and digital media with millions of content engagements each month. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here:  https://give.timeofgrace.org/timeofgrace/donation
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Burned Out? Spiritually

Just like our bodies need food and rest to avoid crashing and burning, our souls need the rest of Jesus and the food of his Word. By fixing our eyes on the invisible gospel and the glory that is ours through Jesus, we are inwardly renewed day by day, the spiritual fuel that we need to thrive in the year to come.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
4/14/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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Burned Out? Physically

You are not an angel. You are not a spiritual being who has no need to eat, move, or sleep. We humans are human, body-and-soul beings that God created to function in specific ways. Fighting burnout often begins with recognizing this reality and organizing our lives according to it, which might require the painful work of doing less so that our bodies have energy for what matters most.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
4/7/202436 minutes, 2 seconds
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Behind the Series: Burned Out?

How do you personally answer this question: How have you been? If your answer is "Busy!" then this episode is for you. Because you may be on the verge of burnout. Or maybe you're already burned out.Pastor Mike and Amber share a sneak peek of the next TV message series, "Burned Out?", giving us some early tips on avoiding burnout. The series kicks off this Sunday, April 7.Pastor Mike mentions his new book, "Beyond Burnout: How to Find Rest in a Restless World." Complete with in-depth study questions and biblical guidance, this book invites you to evaluate your life to identify the habits, commitments, and attitudes that have you headed for burnout. Get your copy with your gift to the ministry at timeofgrace.org.Check out our video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
4/4/202446 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: Jesus Means Life After Death for You

Easter is a big deal because it answers two of life's most important questions: What do we personally do with Jesus? How do we personally face a world filled with death? Jesus provided the answer to both questions by saying he is the Resurrection and the Life, and that gives us hope. Pastor Mike concludes this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
3/31/202435 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: Jesus Is the ONLY Way to Heaven

When Jesus says he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, what is he saying to us? Pastor Mike helps us answer that question by first looking at what Jesus tells us to do when our hearts are troubled. Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
3/24/202433 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: Connected to Jesus, You Will Grow

There are three crucial moments in every person's spiritual journey that will test their commitment to Jesus. What do we do when confronted with these crucial moments of confusion, condemnation, and temptation? In one of Jesus' powerful teachings, he reveals himself in a way that tackles all three crucial moments—and it starts with Jesus calling himself the vine. Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
3/17/202446 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: No One Can Keep You Safe Like Jesus

By calling himself the Good Shepherd, Jesus was calling us sheep. At face value, that isn't exactly a compliment to us. It can be downright offensive. So how and why is Jesus our Good Shepherd, and why does it matter? Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
3/10/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: Without Jesus, There's Only Darkness

What did Jesus mean when he said he was the Light of the world? Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, and hard teachings of Jesus. In this message, Pastor Mike unpacks what Jesus taught when he talked about light and darkness and what that means for us.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
3/3/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jesus #nofilter: Why You Need Jesus

Reading about who Jesus claimed to be and what he said in the Bible can be quite shocking and even offensive. In this first message from the new series about the unfiltered Jesus, Pastor Mike explores two really hard things about Jesus that have not only made people uncomfortable but have also caused some to walk away and the beautiful things that make people give up everything to follow Jesus.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
2/25/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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Behind the Series: Jesus #nofilter

If we actually read the words of Jesus in the book of John and take off the filter, we see just how offensive Jesus' words are. That's the premise of Pastor Mike's new series, "Jesus #nofilter." Amber Albee Swenson joins Pastor Mike to give us a preview of what to expect. Somehow the two also end up sharing how Amber got chased on Thanksgiving, how life is still more like high school than we think, how long Amber has gone without sugar, why Pastor Mike finds Easter and Christmas to be the most challenging sermons all year, and Pastor Mike's great sacrifice for sharing the gospel. "Jesus #nofilter" kicks off on Sunday, February 25. Pastor Mike mentions his new book called "Jesus #nofilter: When Jesus’ Words Offend You." At a time when our culture wants to bend truth to fit its agenda, this book shows you how to find unfailing love, freedom from guilt, strength and hope for tough times, and so much more in the unfiltered, often offensive truth of God’s Word. Get your copy with your gift to the ministry at timeofgrace.org.Amber also mentions Time of Grace's upcoming women's event: "Unbreakable: Finding Strength to Face the Storms." Learn more and register for this event at go.timeofgrace.org/unbreakable/
2/22/202437 minutes, 53 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? The Church's Truth?

If our hearts can deceive us and the world can mislead us, certainly the church is a good source of truth. Well . . . maybe. Since the hearts of church leaders can be deceived and many people can follow their teaching, how do we know we can trust the church? Pastor Mike explores what we can do so we know when to trust the church.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
2/18/202428 minutes, 43 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? Their Truth?

Think of the top two to three voices that get your attention the most: the cable news networks, talk radio shows, podcasts, friends, family members, pastors, teachers. Now, Pastor Mike challenges, are these voices sources of truth you can trust? How do you know? Pastor Mike looks to the Bible to help us answer if we can trust their truth.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
2/11/202428 minutes, 52 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? My Truth?

“Be true to yourself.” That message is found everywhere in today's culture. Since churches, religions, and families are so obviously flawed, we are taught to turn inward in order to find what is true, beautiful, and right. But how do we sift through the countless and oftentimes conflicting desires that we find within? In this message, Pastor Mike poses the question, "Should I live my truth?" The Bible's answer may surprise you.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
2/4/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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Behind the Series: Whose Truth Do I Trust?

How do we know what's true in today's world? With so many versions of "truth" coming at us, how do we know what to believe?Pastor Mike is joined by special guest C.L. Whiteside, host of one of our podcasts, "The Non-Microwaved Truth." Pastor Mike and C.L. give us some context and great discussion on our next TV message series, "Whose Truth Do I Trust?" While dissecting truth, the guys also manage to work in discussions about marriage, diversity, and how to handle critics. Also find out if Pastor Mike can do more push-ups than C.L., what both of them think about online arguments, and baby names Pastor Mike would suggest (even though neither of these guys are expecting any new family members!)."Whose Truth Do I Trust?" kicks off on Sunday, February 4.Pastor Mike also mentions his new book, "Taboo." Get your copy with your gift to the ministry at timeofgrace.org
2/1/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Deal With Shame

Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it's even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
1/28/202428 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Deal With Anxiety

One in five adults deals with anxiety, caught in a snowballing avalanche of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. As we enter another year of uncertainty and alarming headlines, it seems that, more than ever, people are being overcome by anxiety. There isn't a quick solution. But Pastor Mike says actively doing these four things, with the work of the Holy Spirit, will help you deal with anxiety.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
1/21/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Deal With People

The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
1/14/202428 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Deal With Yourself

"Be who you are." "You do you." That's what the world tells us. But what does Jesus say? When you're dealing with all the ups and downs of life, all your strengths and weaknesses, and all the complicating details of your life story, Jesus says the exact opposite: Don't be you. Pastor Mike helps us understand what Jesus means as we learn how to deal with ourselves.For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
1/7/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Behind the Series: How to Deal

It's 2024! We kick off the new year with this series that looks at how we deal—with ourselves, with people, with anxiety, and with shame.Pastor Mike also mentions our brand-new resource this month, "How to Fight Anxiety With Joy" by Linda Buxa. This 28-day guide shares daily devotions filled with God’s wisdom, along with proven tips to help lessen your anxiety and stress as you learn to rejoice in God’s love no matter what circumstances you face.Watch for Amber's conversation with Linda on Amber's podcast, "Little Things," airing January 7! Just search for "Little Things With Amber Albee Swenson" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
1/4/202448 minutes
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Tackling Tough Topics

Are there questions you'd love to ask your pastor but feel uncomforable doing it? Are there topics you'd like to hear more about but are afraid to approach at church? This special episode of "Time of Grace" is full of curious questions from church members directed at Pastor Mike. What does the Bible say about today's difficult topics? Hear what Pastor Mike has to say as he tackles tough topics from people like you.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.
12/31/202328 minutes, 50 seconds
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Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols? "Joy to the World"

What makes "Joy to the World" a must for every Christmas service even though—spoiler—its writer did not intend for it to be a Christmas song? It has the one thing we all deeply long for: lasting joy. That kind of eternal joy can only be found in one person. Pastor Mike finishes this series that digs into the meaning of our favorite classic Christmas carols. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
12/24/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols? "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

What does "hark" even mean? And what about "herald"? Those answers are somewhat easy. But it's the rest of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" that will get our brains working and our hearts swelling as we realize just how amazing it is that Jesus came down to earth for us. Pastor Mike continues this series that digs into the meaning of our favorite classic Christmas carols. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
12/17/202337 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols? "Away in a Manger"

How historically and biblically accurate are some of our classic Christmas carols? Pastor Mike strips away the music as we examine the lyrics of some of our favorite songs. First up: how often do we think about the environment in which Jesus was born? "Away in a Manger" isn't a picture-perfect nativity scene or Hallmark moment. Instead, through its historical context, we see the profound impact of what it really means to be born in a manger. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
12/10/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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Behind the Series: Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols?

Where is Jesus in some of our favorite Christmas carols?Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give us a sneak peek at the next TV message series, "Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols?" In the course of their conversation, we learn that one classic carol isn't actually about Christmas but instead Judgment Day, the Novotny family's "Jumbo Jesus," and how old Amber is (not really, but Pastor Mike came close to asking her age!).Pastor Mike also mentions how you can make your gift to Time of Grace go twice as far with the $400,000 Challenge Grant this month! With your gift, you can receive our new 11-week prayer journal, "God's Love Is Forever." Give today at timeofgrace.org. Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
12/7/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even if You're Living With Pain

For people living with constant pain, it's tempting to believe the lie that God is not good. Pastor Mike shares a verse from Jesus' brother James that gives us three things to remember in order to resist believing that deception.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
12/3/202328 minutes, 48 seconds
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Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even When You're Hurting

To be grateful for the hard times in your life is difficult. Pastor Mike asks: Do you think it’s possible that you could only get to certain places spiritually if you had first passed through the difficulties of pain, suffering, and hardship? The apostle Paul, a guy who was incredibly grateful and went through an incredible amount of suffering, is going to help us thank God even when we hurt.Get your copy of "Closer to God Each Day," our new 365-day devotional, with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/49lCmWPIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
11/26/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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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.Get your copy of "Closer to God Each Day," our new 365-day devotional, with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/49lCmWPIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
11/19/202329 minutes
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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.Get your copy of "Closer to God Each Day," our new 365-day devotional, with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/49lCmWPIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
11/12/202328 minutes, 49 seconds
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Behind the Series: Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling

How do we avoid the constant temptation to grumble and gripe, especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving?Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give us a preview of November's TV message series, "Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling." Listen and learn how we can keep our perspective of God in the right place, how to prove that we're not just using God, and be reminded that God has marked us as his. Bonus: Learn how Pastor Mike is the mean group leader in his small group, how Amber forgot the most important word that starts with "J", and their go-to to get out of the grumble cycle! "Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling" kicks off this Sunday, November 12.Get your copy of "Closer to God Each Day," our new 365-day devotional, with your financial gift to the ministry: timeofgrace.org  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
11/9/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Talk About Jesus 101

If the good news about Jesus is so good, then why don't Christians share more about it? Maybe it's because we feel inadequate and don't know what to say. Or we are terrified of how our friends and family would react. Pastor Mike can relate. And that's why in today's message, he opens up the Bible to see how the greatest sharer of faith, the apostle Paul, teaches us to talk about Jesus. In just a few short verses, Paul gives us a crash course on how to share the Good News with our friends and family.Get your copy of "Closer to God Each Day," our new 365-day devotional, with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/49lCmWPIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
11/5/202336 minutes, 18 seconds
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What if I Don't Understand the Bible?

The Bible is challenging to read. There are weird words and weird names in it. There’s an Old Testament and a New Testament. There are prophecies and prophets. And if you’re new to the Bible, if you’ve never deeply studied it, it can leave you confused. That's why in this message, Pastor Mike helps us learn how to approach the Bible. Spoiler: It's okay if we don't understand it right away. The important thing is to admit this.Get your copy of "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3PCuyqeIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
10/29/202334 minutes, 40 seconds
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Screens & Souls: The Boundaries

What can help determine if screens are a blessing or a bad thing? The answer, Pastor Mike says, is if we set boundaries. Pastor Mike gets super practical in this message by applying some biblical wisdom to our modern digital lives and gives us five suggestions to help us develop good boundaries.Get your copy of "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3PCuyqeIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
10/22/202337 minutes, 2 seconds
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Screens & Souls: The Bad

Screens are a double-edged sword. On one side are the blessings. And, unfortunately, on the other side are the bad things. Pastor Mike explores the negative effects of screens by challenging us with three big questions concerning the most important areas of our lives: our families, our friends, and our faith. Get your copy of "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3PCuyqeIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
10/15/202334 minutes, 49 seconds
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Screens & Souls: The Blessings

Love them or hate them, screens are undeniably a part of our daily lives. Whether it's social media, instant messages, FaceTiming, or streaming videos, this modern age sees us more digitally connected than ever. Which leads us to the big question: Is all this screen time a blessing or a bad thing? Pastor Mike kicks off this series by first examining how we can maximize the blessings of modern technology for the sake of our souls.Get your copy of "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3PCuyqeIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
10/8/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Behind the Series: Screens & Souls

What is the impact of technology on our lives? More important, what's the impact on our spiritual lives?That's the big idea behind Pastor Mike's new sermon series, "Screens & Souls." Pastor Mike and Amber give us a sneak peek, talking about technology's blessings, its bad things, and the boundaries we must create. In the course of the conversation, we also learn their screen time usage (and why Amber's is so justifiably high!), why we must do away with our messiah complex, and the importance of "Scripture before screens.""Screens & Souls" kicks off this Sunday, October 8.Pastor Mike and Amber also preview the last message of this month, "What if I Don't Understand the Bible?" — which Amber calls her all-time favorite message from Pastor Mike.The two also talk about our new book this month titled "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" by Dr. Bruce Becker. The book takes us on a journey through the powerful ways God stepped in to deliver his people throughout Scripture. Get "Supernatural" at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry.
10/5/202353 minutes, 25 seconds
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God's Blueprint for a Happy Home: How Do I Help Friends Caught in Adultery?

Statistically, most, if not all, of us will have friends who are unfaithful in their marriages. When that happens, what should we do? How do we help when everything is so complex and so powerful and so emotional? How can we be good Christian friends when a friend chooses to cheat? What do we say to the friend who's been cheated on? This message speaks to the entire church as we seek to help some of our brothers and sisters in their greatest time of need.Get your copy of "Supernatural: God at Work and on Your Side" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3PCuyqeIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
10/1/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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God's Blueprint for a Happy Home: What if There Was an Affair?, Part 2

Part 2 of 2. What do you do when your spouse broke your vows and your heart? Or if you were the one who ignored God’s voice and betrayed? How do couples recover from the pain, the shame, and the regret? Is there any hope after an affair? We live in a culture where one in five husbands will be unfaithful and one in eight wives will do the same. So, Pastor Mike says, as painful as it is, we need to talk about adultery. In this second part of a two-part message, Pastor Mike finishes the second half of the five big biblical teachings that we need to know to handle life after an affair.Get your copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "God's Blueprint for a Happy Home" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3P2djPbIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
9/24/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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God's Blueprint for a Happy Home: What if There Was an Affair?, Part 1

Part 1 of 2. What do you do when your spouse broke your vows and your heart? Or if you were the one who ignored God’s voice and betrayed? How do couples recover from the pain, the shame, and the regret? Is there any hope after an affair? We live in a culture where one in five husbands will be unfaithful and one in eight wives will do the same. So, Pastor Mike says, as painful as it is, we need to talk about adultery. In this first part of a two-part message, Pastor Mike covers the first points of five big biblical teachings that we need to know to handle life after an affair.Get your copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "God's Blueprint for a Happy Home" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3P2djPb If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
9/17/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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God's Blueprint for a Happy Home: Living Together Before Marriage?

Is it okay if couples—who aren't married but love one another—live together? In our 21st-century culture, it's not unusual for couples to look for certainty in compatibility by living together first; not to mention doing so also saves on rent, bills, and expenses. But what does God say? Does the Bible actually prohibit cohabitation? Pastor Mike wrestles with this real and relevant topic by asking two foundational questions: Does living together make us happy? Does it make us holy?If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
9/10/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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God's Blueprint for a Happy Home: What Makes Marriage Work?

God wants to see us happy in our marriages, so he gives us guidance through the Bible: Husbands must love their wives and be devoted to them. Wives must respect and submit to their husbands. And yet, despite God's instructions, happy homes and marriages are the exception, not the norm. Pastor Mike reminds us of seven specific commandments God gives to husbands and wives that can bring us closer to happy homes.Get your copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "God's Blueprint for a Happy Home" with your financial gift to Time of Grace! https://bit.ly/3P2djPbIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
9/3/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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Behind the Series: God's Blueprint for a Happy Home

Marriage, living together before marriage, and adultery. Pastor Mike takes a look at what God says about how to have happy and holy homes in his next sermon series, "God's Blueprint for a Happy Home." Pastor Mike and Amber preview this series and also find ways to discuss Pastor Mike's camping experience this summer, banana bread (and how it relates to healing after adultery), and Amber's favorite thing about her husband."God's Blueprint for a Happy Home" kicks off this Sunday, September 3.Also starting Sunday, you can request a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, also called "God's Blueprint for a Happy Home," which will show you what God says about things like God's design for marriage, living together, divorce, and reconciliation. Get this new book at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry.
8/31/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Is Love? I'm Supposed to Love "Those" People?

We live in a world of us vs. them, a culture of our people against their people. Such divisions are often the line where love stops, even among those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And that's dangerous. Instead, Pastor Mike challenges, what would it look like if we listened to Jesus, crossed the line, and imitated the love God shows?Help us meet our $130,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift go twice as far! With your gift, you can also request our new "God's Grace for Your Daily Life" undated planner! https://bit.ly/47nXpHcIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
8/27/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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What Is Love? What's My First Love?

What is the first love in your life? In our busy world of work, school, kids, and relationships, what is your greatest passion? Your answer is so important when it comes to love. Because in order to love well, you need to have the right order of your loves—starting with the first love.Help us meet our $130,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift go twice as far! With your gift, you can also request our new "God's Grace for Your Daily Life" undated planner! https://bit.ly/47nXpHcIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
8/20/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Is Love? Isn't Jesus on MY Side?

Issue after issue, regardless of which side you choose, everyone says Jesus is on their side. But two thousand years ago when Jesus walked the earth, what did he really say, and whose side would he take today? This message takes a close look at Jesus and his words and teaches us how we can learn from his perfect example of love.Help us meet our $130,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift go twice as far! With your gift, you can also request our new "God's Grace for Your Daily Life" undated planner! https://bit.ly/47nXpHcIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
8/13/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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What Is Love? Show Tough or Tender Love?

Love. Some define love as speaking the truth, no matter how hard it is to hear. Others define it as acceptance, approval, and applause. Love, according to the apostle Paul, is actually both tough and tender—but love is not equal parts of both. Pastor Mike walks us through Paul's words, revealing Paul's recipe for love and giving us three takeaways on how we can show love in the most meaningful way. Help us meet our $130,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift go twice as far! With your gift, you can also request our new "God's Grace for Your Daily Life" undated planner! https://bit.ly/47nXpHcIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
8/6/202329 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Fight Anxiety, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike gives us five steps to help us overcome anxiety.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
8/5/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 5 (Devotion)

When we’re stuck in our own heads with anxiety weighing down our hearts, here is one of the most powerful things we can do.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
8/4/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 4 (Devotion)

In our struggles against anxiety, remember that there is also a spiritual enemy against us. But Pastor Mike encourages us to fight back because we can take the enemy down with one word.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
8/3/20236 minutes, 40 seconds
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Behind the Series: What Is Love?

How do you even tackle a subject as big as love, especially when considering that God is love?Pastor Mike and Amber give us a sneak peek at August's TV message series, "What Is Love?" Pastor Mike and Amber talk about whether love should be tough or tender—with Pastor Mike and Amber each revealing whether they are tough or tender. Spoiler for Amber: she has likely sent camp kids to therapy. The two take a deep dive into love, including showing love to those who disagree with you, whether our loves are ordered correctly, and how to love "those" people."What Is Love?" kicks off this Sunday, August 6.Help us meet our $130,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift go twice as far! With your gift, you can also request our new "God's Grace for Your Daily Life" undated planner! Just visit timeofgrace.org.
8/3/202334 minutes
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Fight Anxiety: Step 3 (Devotion)

Jesus makes an incredible offering to help us battle anxiety. It starts with seeking these two things.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. 
8/2/20236 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 2 (Devotion)

When we’re anxious, it’s so easy to think of everything that’s wrong or could go wrong. So then we just flip that thinking. But how? Pastor Mike gives us the second practical step to battling anxiety.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
8/1/20235 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 1 (Devotion)

Is anxiety part of your story? Pastor Mike opens up the Bible and helps us deal with anxiety with this simple first step.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
7/31/20236 minutes, 35 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church

Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence?If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness" at: https://bit.ly/44giFflIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
7/30/202328 minutes, 20 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive

What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God's wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church.If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness" at: https://bit.ly/44giFflIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
7/23/202328 minutes, 53 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused

Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds?If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness" at: https://bit.ly/44giFflIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
7/16/202328 minutes, 52 seconds
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Behind the Series: Abuse: What Does God Say?

Abuse. Pastor Mike and Amber talk about this common but hush-hush topic, previewing Pastor Mike's next sermon series, "Abuse: What Does God Say?"This series first ran in 2021 but, as Pastor Mike says, we're rerunning the series because the topic is still relevant and affects a lot of people today.If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.You can request a copy of this month's new book, "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness," by licensed Christian marriage and family therapist Dr. Jennifer Londgren. This book pairs biblical wisdom, practical principles, and clinical insight to help you recover peace, joy, clarity, and purpose. Get this book at timeofgrace.store with your gift to the ministry.
7/13/202344 minutes, 38 seconds
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What's the Point? Keeping My God Connection

Let's be honest. It's too easy for us to forget God. When times are good, we're lost in the blur of blessings and forget about him. When times are bad, our hearts focus on the pain and we forget about him. So the big question is: how do we remember God? As Pastor Mike finishes teaching from the book of Esther, we discover—with great specificity and practicality—how we can always remember God and stay connected to him constantly .With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness" at: https://bit.ly/44giFflIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
7/9/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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What's the Point? What to Do When I Fall Short

Many of us claim to follow Jesus, but so often we fall short. We have the potential to love, to forgive, not to worry, to trust in God, not to fear cancer, to stand out in the crowd. But too often we fall short of that potential. So what can we do? Continuing through the book of Esther, Pastor Mike encourages us with these three things to remember as we live our lives for Jesus.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "A Guide to Mental & Emotional Wellness" at: https://bit.ly/44giFflIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
7/2/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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What's the Point? My Plans vs. God's Plans

How much should we plan our lives when we know God's got plans for us? Should we be ruthless and driven about planning our schedules and our lives? Or should we be so trusting and so faithful that we just wait to see where God takes us? The answer, Pastor Mike says, comes from understanding that both approaches can be right—because truth is a tension. And, as we see from the book of Esther, we need to understand two certain truths to make our relationship right with God.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "Real Women of the Bible" at: https://bit.ly/3OQMOgZIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
6/25/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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What's the Point? My Life Isn't Random

What we go through—the good, the bad, and everything in between—is not random. It's not a matter of luck. Because there is no such thing as coincidence, Pastor Mike says. Reading from the book of Esther, we see that God has reasons and purposes for all the things he does in our lives. Knowing this, how can we learn to trust in God's plans?With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "Real Women of the Bible" at: https://bit.ly/3OQMOgZIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.  If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
6/18/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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What's the Point? When Doing Right Is Risky

When we are given the chance to do something good and right, something biblical and obedient, it’s not always comfortable or simple. Sometimes doing what is right in the eyes of God will be very risky. As Pastor Mike continues teaching from the book of Esther, he helps us see that sometimes God's purpose for us is to take risks to do what's right—even if it costs us everything. With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "Real Women of the Bible" at: https://bit.ly/3OQMOgZIf you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. 
6/11/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Too busy to read? You can also listen to "The Basics" in an audio format! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
6/10/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why Do We Still Feel Guilty After Repenting? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Why does the guilt linger even after we have repented?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
6/9/20234 minutes, 47 seconds
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Must a Christian Attend Church to Go to Heaven? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Can a person who says they believe in Jesus but never goes to church still go to heaven?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
6/8/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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What Is Hell, and How Is It Different From Heaven? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

There are two places we can go when we die. Here's how they're different.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
6/7/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Can I Do if My Adult Kids No Longer Believe? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

When grown kids have drifted away from God, what can we do?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
6/6/20237 minutes, 1 second
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Am I Single Because There's Something Wrong With Me? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Is there a reason why single people can't seem to stay in serious relationships or why they're not married?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
6/5/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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What's the Point? Trying to Find My Purpose

Sometimes we look at our life situations and wonder, "What's the point?" It can be hard to see purpose through the daily grind and struggle, leading us to wonder if God is even present in our lives. Yet through the book of Esther—a book of the Bible that does not even mention God's name—Pastor Mike teaches us the powerful truth of how God is working in our lives and giving us purpose, even if we can't see it yet.With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of "Real Women of the Bible" at: https://bit.ly/3OQMOgZ If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
6/4/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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Behind the Series: What's the Point?

Combine palace intrigue with wondering about purpose and seeing how God works in unexpected ways—that's the book of Esther. Pastor Mike's new sermon series is a six-part look at the book of Esther. He is joined by Amber Albee Swenson as they give us a preview of this new series, "What's the Point?" In addition to discussing how God shows up in this book even though his name is never mentioned, Pastor Mike and Amber also share valuable insights such as: why Amber protests using "The Bachelor" as an analogy for Esther; what is "The Curse of Knowledge" and "The Curse of Wisdom"; and what Pastor Mike's grand plan was before he became a pastor."What's the Point?" kicks off this Sunday, June 4.Also starting Sunday, June 4, you can also request a copy of this month's new book, "Real Women of the Bible," by Dr. Paul Kelm. It explores the character of some of the remarkable women in Scripture to reveal how each one of us today can carry on the same legacy of faith. Get this book at timeofgrace.store with your gift to the ministry.
6/1/202354 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trends vs. Truth: "Self-Care"

"Self-care" simply means to care for one's self. And in today's world where so many people deal with burnout, self-care has become a trending topic. But how do we care for ourselves without falling into the danger zone of thinking of ourselves too much and not honoring God? What does God say about work and rest and how to find a balance? Pastor Mike teaches two big ideas that can help us be right where God wants us to be. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Help us meet our $155,000 Challenge Grant this month and make your dollars go twice as far! When you give, you can request your copy of this month's resource, "Soul Care: Nurturing Your Spiritual Wellness," by Amber Albee Swenson! https://bit.ly/3AVr0ZpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/28/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
5/27/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why Didn't God Stop Slavery in the Bible? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Yes, there are instances of slavery in the Bible. And some of it was wicked and evil. But our definition of slavery isn't what it was in the ancient world. And once biblical principles took root, it actually took down slavery.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/26/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Is It a Sin to Be Angry? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

It's not entirely true that God doesn't want us to be angry. Sometimes we need to be angry at injustices. Here's how to be angry and not sin.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/25/20233 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Do We Really Know People Are in Heaven? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

How can pastors say with certainty at funerals, "They're in heaven now"? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/24/20234 minutes, 25 seconds
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What Are Valid Reasons for Divorce? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

What does the Bible say are reasons when a Christian can get a divorce?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/23/20236 minutes, 29 seconds
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Are We Responsible for Others' Sins? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

What are we responsible for when it comes to other people's behaviors? Is it our place to judge and say something?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/22/20236 minutes, 54 seconds
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Trends vs. Truth: "Who Am I to Judge"

"Do not judge" is one of the most quoted passages in modern times. Because, culture tells us, who are we to judge others when we're not perfect either? But, Pastor Mike says, as counterintuitive as it seems, the Bible actually tells us to judge. Pastor Mike walks us through the Bible's teaching on judgment, giving us four parts on how to judge the right way. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Help us meet our $155,000 Challenge Grant this month and make your dollars go twice as far! When you give, you can request your copy of this month's resource, "Soul Care: Nurturing Your Spiritual Wellness," by Amber Albee Swenson! https://bit.ly/3AVr0ZpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/21/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trends vs. Truth: "Love Is Love"

Just because we feel something doesn't make it right. So when we say that "love is love," what we're really doing is instinctively applying the terms and conditions of what we think love should be. But, Pastor Mike challenges, are we really qualified to define and impose those limits? Pastor Mike opens up the Bible to see what God says about love—to straight people, to gay people—and about how hard love is.In this message, Pastor Mike mentions his book, "Gay and God." You can get your free digital download at https://bit.ly/3ODCBBO If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Help us meet our $155,000 Challenge Grant this month and make your dollars go twice as far! When you give, you can request your copy of this month's resource, "Soul Care: Nurturing Your Spiritual Wellness," by Amber Albee Swenson! https://bit.ly/3AVr0ZpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/14/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trends vs. Truth: "Be You"

Our modern culture proudly tells us to "be you"—because we're all different from one another and should embrace our uniqueness. But what does God think about "be you"? Does he want us to be true to ourselves? To look inside and to live that out? Pastor Mike says according to the Bible, God says, "Be you!" — but with an asterisk.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Help us meet our $155,000 Challenge Grant this month and make your dollars go twice as far! When you give, you can request your copy of this month's resource, "Soul Care: Nurturing Your Spiritual Wellness," by Amber Albee Swenson! https://bit.ly/3AVr0Zp Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
5/7/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Hope We Have in Jesus, Compilation || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. We opened our vault and brought back some of his Israel devotions this week as we get a close look at Jesus and the hope he gives us.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
5/6/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Secret to Contentment || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

Are you filled up with enough hope in Jesus that you can withstand the tough times?Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. Here in the ancient city of Megiddo, Pastor Mike encourages us to fill up our souls and hearts to take on challenges.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/5/20234 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nothing to Fear || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

Whatever is stressing you out, just remember Jesus when he was transfigured.Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. Here near Mount Tabor, where many believe Jesus was transfigured, Pastor Mike reminds us we have nothing to fear.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/4/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Can You Share Jesus' Offensive Messages? || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

Jesus had some hard and offensive teachings that aren't always popular. But proclaim them anyway.Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. Here in Capernaum where Jesus gave his "Bread of Life" sermon, Pastor Mike reminds us of Jesus' unchanging words.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/3/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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You—Yes, YOU—Are a Saint || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

We haven't always represented Jesus well and have done things we're not proud of. But regardless, we're still saints. How? Pastor Mike explains.Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. Here in Jerusalem at the church of St. Peter Gallicantu, Pastor Mike shares how we were made saints.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/2/20234 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jesus Stayed for . . . You? || Hope From Israel (Devotion)

If you've ever wondered whether Jesus could love a person like you, remember Jesus' decision not to escape when he had the chance.Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel in early 2020. We opened our vault and brought back some of his Israel devotions this week. Here in Jerusalem at the Garden of Gethsemane, Pastor Mike reminds of Jesus' choice to stay—for us.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
5/1/20234 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trends vs. Truth: "God Told Me"

How do we know if God is speaking to us or if it's just us feeling and thinking what our own hearts want to hear under the guise of "God told me"? Throughout the Bible, God spoke in different ways to different people, using a burning bush, a whisper, visions, even a talking donkey. How does God speak to us today? Pastor Mike teaches how God promised to speak personally to each of us.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of True Crimes of the Bible at: https://bit.ly/3JBGLbNCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
4/30/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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Behind the Series: Trends vs. Truth

Repetition has a way of making things sound true, but what's trending isn't always entirely true. That's what Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson dive into as they give us a sneak peek of the new sermon series, Trends vs. Truth. This five-part series looks at these popular sayings: "God Told Me," "Be You," "Love Is Love," "Who Am I to Judge?" and "Self-Care."As is often the case when Pastor Mike and Amber get together, we learn more than we bargained for! We see how idealistic young Amber was ("I had huge dreams and didn't do any of them."); Pastor Mike's eyebrow test; how it's a compliment to call Amber a potato (seriously!); and how, according to Pastor Mike, comparison is essential.Trends vs. Truth kicks off this Sunday, April 30.Starting May 5, you can also request a copy of  Amber's new book, "Soul Care: Nurturing Your Spiritual Wellness," with your gift to our $155,000 Challenge Grant! Make your gift go twice as far! Visit timeofgrace.org starting May 5 to give!Pastor Mike and Amber also mention additional resources:- Gifted for More by Dr. Bruce Becker: https://bit.ly/41TaJQo- Gay & God by Pastor Mike. Get a free digital download: https://bit.ly/3ODCBBO If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
4/27/202359 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hard Words, Loving Truths: A Promise for Struggling Sinners

If we're honest, we admit that we sin because sin feels good. In our struggle with sin, we panic and wonder if we're going to lose our faith. That's why Jesus' half brother Jude, in just one sentence, gives us an incredible promise at the end of his book—it's so incredible that Pastor Mike spends an entire sermon on this single sentence. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of True Crimes of the Bible at: https://bit.ly/3JBGLbNCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
4/23/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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Hard Words, Loving Truths: Two Dangers That Slip Into Christianity

Because of today's culture, we need to do more than just share the good news of God's love—we also need to follow the example of Jesus' half brother Jude and be on alert for the dangers that have slipped in among Christians. Pastor Mike teaches of the two dangers Jude warns us about while also giving us some hard truths about what it means to live for God.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of True Crimes of the Bible at: https://bit.ly/3JBGLbNCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
4/16/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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Behind the Series: Hard Words, Loving Truths

There are two key teachings in the Bible, and the temptation for Christians is to pick one teaching at the expense of the other. Learning how to fully embrace both teachings is the message of Pastor Mike's new sermon series, Hard Words, Loving Truths.Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give us a preview of this two-part series, and in the process we learn some of the lies Christians still fall into, the difference between confession and repentance, and why Pastor Mike, when officiating weddings, does NOT look at the bride as she walks down the aisle but rather at the groom.Hard Words, Loving Truths kicks off this Sunday, April 16.Pastor Mike and Amber also discuss this month's new book, True Crimes of the Bible by Dr. Bruce Becker. Explore some of Scripture's most shocking tales of corruption, violence, confession, and redemption. You'll investigate cases of horrific sin and extravagant grace as you uncover the truth of God's holiness, justice, mercy, and love. Get this book at timeofgrace.store with your gift to the ministry.Amber mentions the abortion series on her podcast, Little Things. To listen, just search for "Little Things With Amber Albee Swenson" wherever you get your podcast. The series ran in April 2021. Pastor Mike also preached on abortion in 2021. You can watch this series at https://bit.ly/3UqKJcx
4/13/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Don't Miss Moments: Jesus' Empty Grave = My Immortality

Easter is a massively important deal in Christianity. So then how is it possible that many of us can easily miss it or reach this day without being emotionally and spiritually prepared? Pastor Mike shares how the Bible refuses to let us miss Easter, reminding us of the life we find from an empty grave.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of True Crimes of the Bible at: https://bit.ly/3JBGLbNCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
4/9/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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Don't Miss Moments: Jesus' Victory = My Victory

What happens if God doesn't give us the immediate yes we're praying for? Will we still love and praise him? Pastor Mike challenges us and asks: Do we know the difference between what we want from God and what we actually need from God? In this Palm Sunday message, Pastor Mike recounts when Jesus rode into Jerusalem to be exactly the kind of King and God we truly need.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of True Crimes of the Bible at: https://bit.ly/3JBGLbN Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
4/2/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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Don't Miss Moments: Jesus Shining Brightly = My Rock

When we're on the mountaintop of God's blessings, it's easy to praise him. The big question, Pastor Mike says, is what will happen when we fall down into a valley? How will our faith survive life's challenges and prove that we're not just using God for the mountaintop moments but will still worship him when we're feeling low and in the valley? To do that, we look at when Jesus was on the mountaintop and yet chose to go into the valley.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of Jesus Knows: 90 Days Through the Gospels at http://bit.ly/3ETE3x1Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/26/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Don't Miss Moments: Jesus' Perfection = My Perfection

God is like a treasure at the end of a tightrope. We have to walk a perfect path to get to the treasure, because if we slip just once, we're done. Unfortunately, we slip often. But that's what makes Jesus so amazing—he gives us a ride across the tightrope, taking each step perfectly to reunite us with God. Yet he was tempted to slip. What would have happened to us if he would have taken the devil's bait and misstepped? Pastor Mike walks us through Jesus' temptation and shows us how, when everything was on the line, Jesus stayed perfect for us.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!With your gift to Time of Grace, you can request your copy of Jesus Knows: 90 Days Through the Gospels at http://bit.ly/3ETE3x1Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
3/19/202329 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/18/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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Anxiety, Suicide, and Going to Heaven || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

If anxiety is a sin, what happens to someone who succumbs to it and dies by suicide?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/17/20238 minutes, 1 second
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What Does God Say About Asexuality? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

How does asexuality fit into the Bible?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/16/20234 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why Pray if God Is All-Knowing? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Why pray if God already knows what you're going to say?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
3/15/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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No Marriage in Heaven. Why Marriage on Earth? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

If we won't be married in heaven, what's the point of marriage on earth?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/14/20236 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is It a Sin to Wear Leggings? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Should a woman be able to wear leggings? Or is that a sin?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/13/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Don't Miss Moments: Jesus' Baptism = My Power Source

We know our birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestone dates. But how many of us know the date we were baptized? And why does that even matter? Because, Pastor Mike says, Baptism is a very big deal. God attached his own promises to Baptism—the love and power of God go through Baptism to us.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of Jesus Knows: 90 Days Through the Gospels at http://bit.ly/3ETE3x1Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
3/12/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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Behind the Series: Don't Miss Moments

Don't miss what moments? Don't miss the big moments of Jesus' life and what he was all about—and what it means for us. That's the premise of Pastor Mike's new sermon series, Don't Miss Moments.Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson dive into the ideas behind this new series (it started with someone unhappy with Pastor Mike), how the first message resulted in Amber digging up two personal relics that she brings to the interview to show Pastor Mike, and when we should look at "me first." They even find a way to bring mansplaining into the conversation.Don't Miss Moments kicks off this coming Sunday, March 12.Pastor Mike also mentions this month's resource, Jesus Knows: 90 Days Through the Gospels. This new book, written by Pastor Ben Sadler, guides us through reading the biblical accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. See that our Savior knows what it’s like to be hungry, sick, forgotten, abused. Get this book at timeofgrace.store with your gift to the ministry.You can also now WATCH Pastor Mike and Amber! Every Behind the Series episode is also a video at http://bit.ly/3IU54Bw
3/9/202349 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do We Compromise Sexual Morality?

Churches today face the temptation of believing they are faithful while subtly compromising their values, especially when it comes to biblical sexual morality. It's an uncomfortable topic that needs to be addressed, Pastor Mike says, in order to enjoy God's gift of sex, to understand the consequences of falling to sexual temptations, and to see how God helps us through it all.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of Jesus Knows: 90 Days Through the Gospels at http://bit.ly/3ETE3x1Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
3/5/202329 minutes, 22 seconds
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ME on Team Jesus? Even if I'm Broken?

What if you feel too broken with too much baggage? Can you still be saved? Pastor Mike walks us through the account of one of Jesus' closest female friends and shows us that no matter our stories, our struggles, or our secrets, it doesn’t matter how broken we might be—because the broken belong with Jesus. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your week, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of You Know God Loves You, Right? at https://bit.ly/3XRLNqoCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcast
2/26/202329 minutes, 19 seconds
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ME on Team Jesus? Even if I'm Greedy?

How do you view money? Pastor Mike isn't afraid to tackle this personal and uncomfortable topic—because our relationship with money matters in our relationship with God. Through the story of one of Jesus' money-loving disciples, Pastor Mike helps us see how Jesus came to heal the sickness of greed and has already given us the riches of heaven. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of You Know God Loves You, Right? at https://bit.ly/3XRLNqoCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
2/19/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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ME on Team Jesus? Even if I'm Angry?

Anger can do real damage to our relationships and our lives. So, Pastor Mike says, we need to ask ourselves: how are we going to deal with our anger? Or more important, what is God going to do with us before we blow up his blessings with our anger issues? Pastor Mike looks at the story of two brothers and how Jesus dealt with their anger—and how he can help us with ours too.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of You Know God Loves You, Right? at https://bit.ly/3XRLNqoCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
2/12/202329 minutes
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ME on Team Jesus? Even if I'm Stressed?

We all know a highly organized person who loves checking boxes, planning everything, and getting things done, and we are blessed to have them in our lives. Maybe we ARE that person. But what happens when these strengths of organization and productivity are turned up too high? Diving into the account of two sisters in the Bible, Pastor Mike gives us three takeaways to help stressed overachievers learn how to rest in Jesus.If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Get your copy of You Know God Loves You, Right? at https://bit.ly/3XRLNqoCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
2/5/202329 minutes, 8 seconds
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ME on Team Jesus? Even if I'm Prideful?

We often have to be among the best to be chosen. But what if we're not the best? Or even close to it? Good thing for us that Jesus isn't like that. He didn't choose the best and the brightest. Instead, he picked people just like us: sinful, complicated people who sometimes aren't even considered good. Or, in the case of the apostle Peter, Jesus picked proud people who talked too much. WHY would Jesus do that? Through the story of Peter, Pastor Mike gives a message of hope to those who can relate to the prideful Peter. If you enjoy this podcast and make it a regular part of your day, would you consider helping us with your regular support? We can't do any of this without you! Consider becoming a regular supporter with our Grace Partners program! https://timeofgrace.org/gracepartnerpodcastGet your copy of You Know God Loves You, Right? at https://bit.ly/3XRLNqoFor more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our daily email!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://timeofgrace.vhx.tv/bible-breathCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
1/29/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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Behind the Series: ME on Team Jesus?

It's hard for us to believe, but it's true—Jesus can and does use flawed people like us.That's the message of Pastor Mike's new sermon series, ME on Team Jesus? Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give a sneak peek as they talk about how Jesus used those who were prideful, stressed, angry, greedy, and broken, and how he continues to use them (us!) today. In the course of their conversation, Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about the hope that's there for "people who say dumb things," who plans the Novotny family vacations, how greed is not just about finances, and what Pastor Mike fears about the direction of contemporary Christianity and church culture (hint: church culture is more like a cruise ship than a jet ski).ME on Team Jesus? kicks off this coming Sunday, January 29.Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about February's resource, You Know God Loves You, Right? Tackling issues like doubt, anger, apathy, guilt, and so much more, You Know God Loves You, Right? uses Scripture, guided questions, and prayer prompts to lead you on a journey toward a life of freedom and confidence as a cherished child of God. Starting February 1, you can get this book at timeofgrace.store with your gift to the ministry. 
1/26/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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What Was I Thinking? Don't Give Up on Jesus

There’s no question about it: following Jesus comes at a cost. Sometimes we may even be tempted to rethink following Jesus when the cost feels too great. But Pastor Mike gives us one big idea for those moments when we feel the weight so we don’t make Jesus a part of our past but part of our present and eternal future. Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
1/22/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Was I Thinking? Win the Battle in My Head

Every one of us has lies in our head that we can’t seem to shake. What can we do when we get stuck in our own heads with these deceptive thoughts? The apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians gives us encouragement in how we can take back our minds from those lies that have lived there for far too long.Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
1/15/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Was I Thinking? Listen to the Right Words

So much of our thoughts start from this simple thing: words. Words turn into what we think, which turns into what we do, which eventually shapes us. And that’s why it’s important for us to examine the kinds of words we find ourselves reading and listening to. Are they the right words that will speak love to us so we don’t fall apart? That will help us keep our thoughts with God? Pastor Mike has one big goal for us as he helps us figure out where we should focus our time and attention.Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
1/8/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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What Was I Thinking? Take Control of My Thoughts

We’re constantly thinking. We think about ourselves, relationships, life, challenges, and blessings. What we think about determines how we are in our day-to-day lives. So that begs the question: Are we thinking the right thoughts? Are our thoughts aligned with God’s? With guidance from the apostle Paul, Pastor Mike helps us learn how to take control of our thoughts, bringing us closer to the peace and joy God wants us to have.Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
1/1/202328 minutes, 11 seconds
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Behind the Series: What Was I Thinking?

How often do you feel the need to think about what you're thinking about? That's the premise of Pastor Mike's new upcoming sermon series, What Was I Thinking? Pastor Mike and Amber dive into this four-part series that looks at whether what we're thinking matches with what God's thinking. In their always-interesting dialogue, we discover what are Pastor Mike's Monday blues and how he combats them, that Amber tells Satan to shut up all the time, one thought that's still hard for each of them to shake even though they know it's not true, why some of the lies we tell ourselves are so dangerous, and why Amber needs blunt friends.BONUS! You can also WATCH Pastor Mike and Amber have this conversation! Watch the video version of this podcast! Just go to our Time of Grace video site (timeofgrace.org/TV), search for the Time of Grace app on your devices, or watch on our Time of Grace YouTube channel!Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about the special four-piece bundle we're offering in January. With your gift to Time of Grace in January, you'll get:• Pastor Mike’s book What’s Big Starts Small to help you overcome six detrimental threats to your thought life, based on Jesus’ parable of the sower.• The What Was I Thinking? DVD series to help you turn your attention to what’s biblical, beautiful, and good for your soul.• A 30-day workbook and journal from Dr. Bruce Becker called Bigger Faith to help you identify the lies of Satan, the world, and even the lies you tell yourself and point you to the truth of God’s Word instead.• And a Bigger Faith bookmark to remind you of God’s truth.Starting Sunday, January 1, you can get this four-piece bundle by visiting timeofgrace.org!
12/29/202246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Merry Christmas from Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike reminds us that it truly is a miracle that God came down from heaven for us.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
12/25/20224 minutes, 17 seconds
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Christmas Stress: I Feel Overwhelmed

The Christmas season can be crazy busy with shopping, presents, and parties. Or it can be crazy hard, with difficult relationships, anxiety, and depression. It's not a stretch to say we're all feeling a little stressed. And yet, two thousand years ago when the world was even more chaotic, Jesus came right into the middle of the craziness—because it was his first step into something even crazier for us.When you give to our $150,000 Challenge Grant by December 31, you’ll receive an inspiring set of resources: a 2023 Seek God wall calendar featuring a powerful  Bible passage and encouraging thought from Pastor Mike each month AND The Best of 2022 DVD. Give today at: https://bit.ly/3gM9twtCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
12/25/202231 minutes, 1 second
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Christmas Stress: I Might Have Too Much Pride

What do you think about yourself, especially compared to others? How we answer that question reveals a lot about us. Because, Pastor Mike says, God will flip it: God will smash the pride of people who think they’re so good. And those who know they’re not will be raised up. Why does God do this?When you give to our $150,000 Challenge Grant by December 31, you’ll receive an inspiring set of resources: a 2023 Seek God wall calendar featuring a powerful  Bible passage and encouraging thought from Pastor Mike each month AND The Best of 2022 DVD. Give today at: https://bit.ly/3gM9twtCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
12/18/202230 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christmas Stress: I Find It Hard to Pray

Why is it so hard for us to pray? If we believe in God and know he can change things, why do we end up praying so little? If we're honest, Pastor Mike says, maybe it's because it's hard to believe prayer really works. Pastor Mike opens up the Bible to an account in the gospel of Luke that teaches us valuable lessons about the power of prayer.When you give to our $150,000 Challenge Grant by December 31, you’ll receive an inspiring set of resources: a 2023 Seek God wall calendar featuring a powerful  Bible passage and encouraging thought from Pastor Mike each month AND The Best of 2022 DVD. Give today at: https://bit.ly/3gM9twtCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
12/11/202230 minutes, 39 seconds
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Christmas Stress: I Sometimes Doubt God

As we head into the Christmas season, we can find ourselves doubting. Did a virgin really give birth to God's Son? Did Jesus really die on a cross, rise on the third day, then float up to heaven? And if I believe in him, I'll get to go to heaven? Pastor Mike wrestles with this tension: we prefer not to have doubts about our faith and God, but so many questions like these pop into our minds. Through four verses in the gospel of Luke, Pastor Mike gives us six good reasons to have zero doubts about Jesus.When you give to our $150,000 Challenge Grant by December 31, you’ll receive an inspiring set of resources: a 2023 Seek God wall calendar featuring a powerful  Bible passage and encouraging thought from Pastor Mike each month AND The Best of 2022 DVD. Give today at: https://bit.ly/3gM9twtCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
12/4/202230 minutes, 22 seconds
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Behind the Series: Christmas Stress

It's Christmastime . . . which also means it's a time full of stress.Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson preview the December sermon series, "Christmas Stress," and look at some of the stressors we all deal with: doubt, prayer, pride, and feeling overwhelmed. As they give us a sneak peek, we also learn that Pastor Mike had a custom-built altar of incense in one of his messages to provide a powerful visual, why prayer is so hard for Pastor Mike, why Amber was arguing with Pastor Mike as she listened to his sermon on pride, and why Pastor Mike says, "Pride is always the problem. Always."December is also a special month. Some generous friends have offered a $150,000 Challenge Grant! That means when you give this month, your dollars go twice as far! As a thank-you for your gift, you will receive a 2023 Seek God wall calendar full of powerful Bible passages and inspiring thoughts from Pastor Mike, and you'll also receive a "Best of 2022" DVD featuring this year's top 5 messages from Pastor Mike. Starting this Sunday, Dec. 4, on timeofgrace.org, you can receive the wall calendar and DVD with your gift.
12/1/202248 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Do I Fix My Relationship With God?

Most religions teach that if we mess up a relationship with the divine, we have to fix it. If our karma is bad or our scale shows more bad deeds than good or if we've broken a few too many commandments, we'd better make up for it. And that's what makes Christianity different: God reconciled us. But what does that actually mean? Pastor Mike digs deep into one of the most emotional words in the Bible: reconcile. And he explains how it has changed our lives.Get your copy of our new 365-day devotion, In God's Presence Every Day! https://bit.ly/3WmqGwpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/27/202230 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pastor Mike's Thanksgiving Message

Every year around this time, Pastor Mike comes to a realization of gratitude. It’s something we can all relate to as well—especially on this Thanksgiving Day.Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/24/20223 minutes, 7 seconds
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Am I Worthy of Thanks?

It's not unusual to wonder if we're significant, if we've really made a difference in other people's lives. We often feel that way because we're not where we think we should be in life. But, as Pastor Jeremy reminds us, we actually are exactly where God wants us to be. In this Thanksgiving message, Pastor Jeremy digs into the book of Esther and shows us how we are impacting others. Get your copy of our new 365-day devotion, In God's Presence Every Day! https://bit.ly/3WmqGwpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/20/202230 minutes, 42 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/19/202230 minutes, 31 seconds
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When Does My New Identity in Christ Start? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

When does our identity change into someone who is saved, especially since we know we will sin again?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/18/20223 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do You Honor an Addicted Parent? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

We want to do the right, godly thing and help our addict parents. But it would be so much easier to cut ties with them, especially with all the pain they have caused. Here's Pastor Mike's advice on finding balance on that narrow road of bitterness and having no boundaries.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/17/20226 minutes, 40 seconds
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What Is Spiritual Warfare? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

We are in a constant war zone against the devil, Pastor Mike says. Here's what we need to know in order to fight this battle.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast! Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/16/20227 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Do We Know the Trinity Is Real? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

We don't find the word "Trinity" in the Bible. But the concept of three separate people in one God is exactly what the Bible teaches.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/15/20225 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Do We Know Who's a True Christian? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Many people say they follow Jesus, but how do we really know?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotionals podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/14/20229 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Miracle and Message of Music

What kind of connection is there between God and music? We often take music for granted but, Pastor Mike reminds us, it is a miracle that the Bible has so much to say about. Pastor Mike covers two big ideas that attest to the power of God and music.Get your copy of our new 365-day devotion, In God's Presence Every Day! https://bit.ly/3WmqGwpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/13/202229 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Can I Resist Temptation?

So much of life hinges on this single thing we call self-control—because there are so many temptations that can overcome us. So how do we get more self-control? Pastor Mike zeroes in on two big ways that God helps us have more self-control.Get your copy of our new 365-day devotion, In God's Presence Every Day! https://bit.ly/3WmqGwpCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
11/6/202230 minutes, 43 seconds
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Seriously, God? God's Nonanswer Is the Answer?

At the very end of the book of Job, God shows up to talk to Job, who needed an answer to why he had to suffer and endure such unfathomable pain. But spoiler alert: Job never gets an answer. That's because, Pastor Mike says, we need to remember who we are and who God is.Get your copy of "When Life Hurts": https://bit.ly/3RzKMQhCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
10/30/202229 minutes, 10 seconds
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Seriously, God? God Won't Tell Me Why There's Pain?

When we're in pain or when tragedy has struck, it's natural to ask, "Why?" But, Pastor Mike warns, demanding an answer to that question can be dangerous. Because when we incorrectly answer it or insist on trying to find out why, it can all go wrong. Instead, reading through the book of Job, we discover two truths that help us when we don't know the why's.Get your copy of "When Life Hurts": https://bit.ly/3RzKMQhCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
10/23/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Seriously, God? How Am I Supposed to Comfort Others?

How should we respond when people we care about are in pain? We want to say the right words and do the right things. But we don't know exactly what those right things are, making it easy to get it wrong and cause more pain. Instead, here are two big ideas Pastor Mike shares on what we can expect after tragedy—and what we can do.Get your copy of "When Life Hurts": https://bit.ly/3RzKMQhCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
10/16/202229 minutes, 10 seconds
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Seriously, God? I Should Praise God Even Though I'm Hurting?

When life is hard and it doesn't feel like God is doing enough to relieve us of the pain, we start to question God and his love for us. But, Pastor Mike warns, to do that is exactly what the devil wants. Instead, we can follow the example of a man named Job who suffered a level of pain and loss we can't begin to imagine. How can we respond like Job in the face of our darkest moments?Get your copy of "When Life Hurts": https://bit.ly/3RzKMQhCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
10/9/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus Episode! "The Basics" With Pastor Mike!

We've got a bonus episode today for you! Pastor Mike gives you the first chapter of his book, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith.About The Basics: Who is God? What is he like? What does he think of you? What exactly was Jesus all about? How do you get “saved”? And what does “getting saved” mean anyway? What can you do if you want to know the answers to these questions?Pastor Mike wants to help you understand who our big, amazing God is. This podcast won’t answer every question you have about God, Jesus, or faith. But it will help you start your journey to understanding the hope and love that can only come from God.To listen to the rest of The Basics, just search for "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.SHARE this podcast with people who want to know more about Christianity!You can also download an e-book of The Basics at timeofgrace.org/TheBasics
10/6/20229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Seriously, God? This Is Why God Lets Me Suffer?

If God has the power to end all our pain and provide answers for all the hurt we've been through, why doesn't he? Why does he let bad things happen to good people? Pastor Mike takes these often-asked questions, flips them, and challenges us to examine our motives: Why do we love God? Or do we just love his blessings? Get your copy of "When Life Hurts": https://bit.ly/3RzKMQhCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
10/2/202229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Behind the Series: Seriously, God?

Pop quiz: The book of Job is about _____? Pastor Mike's answer might surprise you. In fact, it almost resulted in Amber getting into a car accident.Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give us the goods behind October's sermon series, "Seriously, God?," which looks at the book of Job. They talk about why there's pain in life, why many of us tend not to comfort friends during times of tragedy, how the book of Job is a massive warning about what happens when we insist on asking why, and the reminders we can look to in order to remember that God is big.With your gift to the ministry during October, you can receive Pastor Mike's new book, "When Life Hurts: How to See Through Suffering,"  at timeofgrace.org. This journey through the book of Job examines how pain affects your life and offers practical guidance on what to do when it does. Study questions for each chapter help you navigate suffering in a way that honors God and anchors you in his love. Get your copy at timeofgrace.org starting Sunday!
9/29/202241 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jesus' Growth Plan for Me: Why Jesus Allows Bad People Among Us

There's always another awful headline, another hypocrite, another problem we want to fix in our broken world. If only it were as easy as plucking out the bad people from the good. But we know it's not that simple. It's for these moments of frustration that Jesus told this particular story of the weeds and the wheat to give us hope.Get your copy of "Stories to Change Your Life": https://bit.ly/3csXi5zCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
9/25/202228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Jesus' Growth Plan for Me: Why I Must Give Up My Treasures

It's going to cost us to follow Jesus. He was upfront about us needing to give up the things we treasure. But, Jesus also said, joyfully giving up the things we have is possible when we find a superior treasure. Through two short parables Jesus told, Pastor Mike helps us see what this treasure is.Get your copy of "Stories to Change Your Life": https://bit.ly/3csXi5zGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
9/18/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jesus' Growth Plan for Me: When Average Moments Are Okay

We live in a culture that often says bigger is better, as we easily dismiss the small and mundane as too insignificant to be powerful. But believing this common trope can be spiritually dangerous. Pastor Mike walks us through two of the smallest stories Jesus ever told that give us a really big message for the average moments of our spiritual lives.Get your copy of "Stories to Change Your Life": https://bit.ly/3csXi5zGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
9/11/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jesus' Growth Plan for Me: What Are the Threats to My Faith?

God’s Word doesn't always seem to work in our lives. We share it, read it, and hear it, but it doesn’t seem to change us spiritually. That's because the Word of God, Jesus said, is like a seed—it's packed with potential, but it is also small and vulnerable. How vulnerable? Pastor Mike identifies these everyday threats to God's Word that can stop us from growing in our faith. Get your copy of "Stories to Change Your Life": https://bit.ly/3csXi5zGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
9/4/202228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Behind the Series: Jesus' Growth Plan for Me

Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson give us a preview of September's new TV message series, "Jesus' Growth Plan for Me." While discussing Jesus' parables that this series is based on, we also learn of the "mustard seed moments" that changed both Mike's and Amber's lives (both involve their moms), what Amber has in common with Dwight Shrute, and that one time Amber tried calling out Jesus—only for Jesus to mic drop her. Pastor Mike also talks about his new book this month, "Stories to Change Your Life." The book invites us to explore some of these eye-opening parables told by the greatest storyteller of all time, Jesus. Starting Sunday, you can request "Stories to Change Your Life" with your gift to the ministry at timeofgrace.org. 
9/1/20221 hour, 20 seconds
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Help Me Have More: Patience

God has amazing plans to bless us, prosper us, and save us from pain. But those plans may not be for today, tomorrow, or even the end of this year. What if we're not patient enough to wait for God's promises? Pastor Mike teaches us three big ideas about patience that will help us grow in our own patience and faith. Make your gift to Time of Grace go twice as far with our $155,000 Challenge Grant! As thanks for your donation, request your devotional journal, "Visible Faith"! https://bit.ly/3JdFerYGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
8/28/202229 minutes, 27 seconds
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Help Me Have More: Peace

Just read the headlines on any given day, and it's hard to imagine finding peace in this world. But, Pastor Mike says, finding peace is not impossible. And it starts with knowing what peace is, what it isn't, and knowing what are the top five peace thieves.Make your gift to Time of Grace go twice as far with our $155,000 Challenge Grant! As thanks for your donation, request your devotional journal, "Visible Faith"! https://bit.ly/3JdFerYGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
8/21/202229 minutes, 26 seconds
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Help Me Have More: Joy

We all strive for happiness and make decisions on what we think will bring us joy. This feat is even more challenging considering that, according to God, there are three different kinds of joy to be had. But only one of them really works. Pastor Mike takes us through the different joys and shares how to have the greatest, everlasting joy.Make your gift to Time of Grace go twice as far with our $155,000 Challenge Grant! As thanks for your donation, request your devotional journal, "Visible Faith"! https://bit.ly/3JdFerYGet a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/
8/14/202229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Help Me Have More: Kindness

Kindness. Our culture seems infatuated with it as we all preach kindness. Yet it's often difficult to be kind because kindness comes at a cost to us. What does it take to transform our hearts into making us the kind, loving people God calls us to be? The answer, Pastor Mike says, starts with remembering this.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Make your gift to Time of Grace go twice as far with our $155,000 Challenge Grant! As thanks for your donation, request your devotional journal, "Visible Faith"! https://bit.ly/3JdFerY
8/7/202229 minutes, 27 seconds
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Behind the Series: Help Me Have More

Help us have more . . . what? Not material possessions or wealth. But, more fruits of the spirit!Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson—one of our Time of Grace bloggers, podcasters, and writers—give a sneak peek at August's new TV message series, "Help Me Have More," and discuss the fruits of kindness, joy, peace, and patience. In the midst of their conversation, we learn of Pastor Mike's love for string cheese, how Amber is a candidate for "Best Christian Ever," and Pastor Mike's possible first-ever camping trip.August is also a special month! Some generous friends of the ministry have put up a $155,000 Challenge Grant, meaning your donation will go twice as far! As a thank you for your gift, we want to send you a book written by Linda Buxa, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, called "Visible Faith." This nine-week step-by-step guide includes Scripture readings, devotional thoughts, and much more to help you live and love more like Jesus. Get your copy at timeofgrace.org.
8/4/202254 minutes, 13 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Are Heaven and Hell Real?

The reality of heaven and hell is one that Jesus himself talked about. By looking at what he says about them in the Bible, we get the incredible perspective on what comes next and how we should feel about our place after we’re done on this earth.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Get your copy of the Tough Questions set: https://bit.ly/3Nn694T
7/31/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: God Loves Science?

How do we reconcile the tension of science and religion? What are we supposed to do when we feel like we need to walk away from Jesus for the sake of hard evidence? Pastor Mike gives us five compelling ideas to remind us that, according to the Bible, we don't need to choose between head and heart.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Get your copy of the Tough Questions set: https://bit.ly/3Nn694T
7/24/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Aren't Christians Hypocrites?

Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they're really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus. Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Get your copy of the Tough Questions set: https://bit.ly/3Nn694T
7/17/202229 minutes, 9 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Am I Naturally Good?

Are we really born sinful? That's a hard pill for many people to swallow. What if we asked Moses, Paul, and Jesus this question? What would they say? Take a closer look at the Bible's teaching about the human heart, and the answer is clear.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Get your copy of the Tough Questions set: https://bit.ly/3Nn694T
7/10/202229 minutes, 20 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Can I Trust the Bible?

Is the Bible really a HOLY book? What makes it unique from all the other books of other religions? Pastor Mike lays out the reasons why we can lean heavily on the accuracy and truth of this ancient text.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/Get your copy of the Tough Questions set: https://bit.ly/3Nn694T
7/3/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Behind the Series: Skeptical Faith

There are some questions and objections that keep skeptics from seeking faith. You may have asked those questions privately yourself. So if people are asking those questions, that's even more reason to tackle them head-on. Pastor Mike is joined by Time of Grace Creative Media Director, Nhia Yang, to give a sneak peek at July's TV message series, "Skeptical Faith." Nhia, a former skeptic herself who became a Christian in college, fires a few tough questions at Pastor Mike as he dives into the series. They also mention this month's resources, "More Tough Questions and How the Bible Answers Them" and "Tough Questions, Reasoned Answers." With biblical insight and practical wisdom, these two books show you how to communicate what Christians believe while also inviting others to meet the loving Savior whose truth sets us free. Get this set at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry. Also mentioned in this episode:– Pastor Mike's Tough Questions series: http://bit.ly/2TCHaky– Pastor Mike's book, Gay & God: Loving Everyone God Made and Everything God Wrote. You can get a free e-book version here: https://bit.ly/3ODCBBOIf you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics 
6/30/202229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Freedom in Forgiveness: I Can't Forgive Myself

What do you do when you can't forgive yourself? Pastor Mike shares three situations when it is especially hard to forgive our own actions—and reveals the two offensive truths about us when we think we can't forgive ourselves. If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics Get your copy of the "Freedom in Forgiveness" book AND journal with your gift to the ministry! https://bit.ly/3m8Cz8f
6/26/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Freedom in Forgiveness: I Forgave. Now How Do I Heal?

Does forgiving someone mean you act like their sin against you never happened? And then even if you forgive, how do you heal? The apostle Paul tells you exactly what you need to do.If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics Get your copy of the "Freedom in Forgiveness" book AND journal with your gift to the ministry! https://bit.ly/3m8Cz8f
6/19/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Freedom in Forgiveness: When Forgiving Feels Impossible

Forgiving someone can be one of the hardest things God calls you to do. But how are you expected to do it when it seems impossible? Pastor Mike shows how our relationship with Christ is key in how we behave toward those who have wronged us.If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics Get your copy of the "Freedom in Forgiveness" book AND journal with your gift to the ministry! https://bit.ly/3m8Cz8f
6/12/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Freedom in Forgiveness: You Must Forgive EVERY Day

Where do you start the journey of forgiveness? Is forgiveness a "one and done"? Or is it a process we need to deal with daily? What the Bible has to say about forgiveness is not only helpful and powerful; it's shockingly offensive.If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsGet your copy of the "Freedom in Forgiveness" book AND journal! https://bit.ly/3m8Cz8f
6/5/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Behind the Series: Freedom in Forgiveness

Why is it so hard to forgive? Here's a double whammy for you: not only is forgiving hard; it is offensive. It feels so offensive to let it go when someone sins against you and they deserve payback—but instead you're supposed to love and not seek revenge. So . . . how do you forgive? Pastor Mike and Dr. Bruce Becker from the Time of Grace team give you a sneak peek at the month of June's TV message series, "Freedom in Forgiveness." They also discuss the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation (spoiler: You CAN forgive without reconciliation), why Pastor Mike thinks we struggle so much with forgiving others, and how it is incredibly arrogant to say, "I can't forgive myself." Pastor Mike mentions this month's new resources, the "Freedom in Forgiveness" book AND journal, which invite you to take actionable steps toward healing through forgiveness. These resources were created with guided questions, learning prompts, and biblical truth to help you walk intentionally with Jesus through the process of forgiveness. Get these two new resources at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry. 
6/2/202227 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jesus Judges Churches Too: Do We Compromise Sexual Morality?

Churches today face the temptation of believing they are faithful while subtly compromising their values, especially when it comes to biblical sexual morality. It's an uncomfortable topic that needs to be addressed, Pastor Mike says, in order to enjoy God's gift of sex, to understand the consequences of falling to sexual temptations, and to see how God helps us through it all.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/You can also get a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "Letters From Jesus" with your financial gift at https://bit.ly/3v2o7Uy
5/29/202229 minutes, 57 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/28/202226 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is It Wrong to Give Sinful Children an Inheritance? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Is it wrong to bless financially those who don't believe in Jesus and won't be good stewards of money?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/27/20224 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Love Same-Sex Couples Who Adopt? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike

What does Christian love look like when it comes to nontraditional families? Especially when the Bible doesn't endorse same-sex relationships?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/26/20227 minutes, 33 seconds
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Uvalde, Texas shooting: Message from Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike offers some words of hope after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
5/25/20226 minutes, 1 second
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How Do We Know the Devil Is a Fallen Angel? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Where in the Bible does it say that the devil used to be an angel?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/25/20226 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is God Leading Me? Or Is It Just My Thoughts? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

How do we know if the Holy Spirit is guiding our thoughts or if it's just our own conscience?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/24/20225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Can I Get Kicked Out of Heaven? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Is it possible to get kicked out of heaven?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
5/23/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Faith in the Midst of Suffering || Jesus Judges Churches Too

It's tempting to think that being a good enough Christian will lead to a good life. But Jesus warns us that because of our faith in him, we will suffer and have to endure pain. That begs the question: Then why risk everything for Jesus? The answer lies in a short letter from Jesus to a small first-century church suffering unimaginable persecution. It's an answer that still holds true for us today as we hold on to our faith while battling through the hard times.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/You can also get a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "Letters From Jesus" with your financial gift at https://bit.ly/3v2o7Uy
5/22/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Does My Church Love? || Jesus Judges Churches Too

What would Jesus say if he came to your church? Would he say the same thing he said to the church in Ephesus—one of the seven churches he addresses in the book of Revelation—that your church is passionate about the truth even if it is costly? But wait: Jesus doesn't just care about truth . . . would Jesus say that your church also loves?Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/You can also get a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "Letters From Jesus" with your financial gift at https://bit.ly/3v2o7Uy
5/15/202230 minutes, 10 seconds
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What if Church Is Boring? || Jesus Judges Churches Too

What do you do when church doesn't feel interesting enough? If you're discouraged about your church experience, Pastor Mike says the best thing you can do is read the first chapters of the book of Revelation. But this isn't an end times sermon series. Rather, we see how Jesus shows up in ordinary churches.Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/You can also get a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "Letters From Jesus" with your financial gift at https://bit.ly/3v2o7Uy
5/8/202229 minutes, 9 seconds
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Behind the Series: Jesus Judges Churches Too

As much as the world has judged churches, spoiler alert: Jesus also judges churches. How?Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson—one of our Time of Grace bloggers, podcasters, and writers—dive into the next TV message series that takes a look at Jesus' letters to the first-century churches in the book of Revelation. Somehow in their discussion of issues churches deal with today (boring churches, loving churches, suffering, and sexual morality), Pastor Mike and Amber manage to weave in topics of Pastor Mike's questionable new European jacket, how Amber has texted her pastor in the middle of a hymn, and a condom story. 😬We also get a sneak peek at Pastor Mike's new book, "What's Big Starts Small." It comes out June 14, but you can preorder yours today on Amazon.Pastor Mike and Amber also mention this month's new book by Pastor Mike and the team of pastors he serves with called "Letters From Jesus." Get this new book at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry.
5/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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What Is Love? I'm Supposed to Love "Those" People?

We live in a world of us vs. them, a culture of our people against their people. Such divisions are often the line where love stops, even among those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And that's dangerous. Instead, Pastor Mike challenges, what would it look like if we listened to Jesus, crossed the line, and imitated the love God shows?Get a free download of Pastor Mike's book, "The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith." at https://timeofgrace.org/download-the-basics/You can also get a copy of Pastor Mike's new book, "Letters From Jesus" with your financial gift at https://bit.ly/3v2o7Uy
5/1/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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War and Rumors of War, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike tackles the difficult topic of war, helping us view it with a biblical perspective.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/30/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is There a Greater Good to War? || War and Rumors of War (Devotion)

Can there be a greater purpose to the ugliness of war?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/29/20226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Help Those in War Stand Firm || War and Rumors of War (Devotion)

How can we help those in the midst of war to stand firm in their faith?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/28/20226 minutes, 6 seconds
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What to Do in the Midst of Troubles? || War and Rumors of War (Devotion)

We might be living where wickedness seems to be increasing and love is decreasing. We might be hated and persecuted. But, Pastor Mike reminds us, there is a greater promise waiting.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/27/20226 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Happens After the Pain? || War and Rumors of War (Devotion)

Events of this world can be so bad that we feel as if there's not much more we can take. Though Jesus was brutally honest about the birth pains our world experiences, he also talked about what happens after the pains.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/26/20227 minutes, 16 seconds
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"Do Not Be Alarmed" at War? Seriously? || War and Rumors of War (Devotion)

Jesus told us not to be alarmed at war and rumors of war. But that sounds so unreasonable when we see so much death and destruction happening right now. How do we not become alarmed? Pastor Mike helps us find comfort with this reminder.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
4/25/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Is Love? What's My First Love?

What is the first love in your life? In our busy world of work, school, kids, and relationships, what is your greatest passion? Your answer is so important when it comes to love. Because in order to love well, you need to have the right order of your loves—starting with the first love.Get Pastor's Mike new book, "What Is Love?", which has a Bible study written by Time of Grace writer and podcaster Amber Albee Swenson: https://bit.ly/3ux5RB0Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
4/24/202228 minutes, 47 seconds
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Special Easter Message from Pastor Mike

Happy Easter! Pastor Mike reminds us that we get to celebrate Easter EVERY day!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
4/17/20222 minutes, 29 seconds
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My Best Life Possible

What if someone told you that you could have the best life possible? Even if your life is already pretty good right now, or especially if it's not, you CAN have a really full and abundant life. And, as Pastor Mike shares in today's Easter message, it starts with knowing the beautiful promise Jesus made.Get Pastor's Mike new book, "What Is Love?", which has a Bible study written by Time of Grace writer and podcaster Amber Albee Swenson: https://bit.ly/3ux5RB0Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
4/17/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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What Is Love? Isn't Jesus on MY Side?

Issue after issue, regardless of which side you choose, everyone says Jesus is on their side. But two thousand years ago when Jesus walked the earth, what did he really say, and whose side would he take today? This message takes a close look at Jesus and his words and teaches us how we can learn from his perfect example of love.Get Pastor's Mike new book, "What Is Love?", which has a Bible study written by Time of Grace writer and podcaster Amber Albee Swenson: https://bit.ly/3ux5RB0Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
4/10/202230 minutes, 5 seconds
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What Is Love? Show Tough or Tender Love?

Love. Some define love as speaking the truth, no matter how hard it is to hear. Others define it as acceptance, approval, and applause. Love, according to the apostle Paul, is actually both tough and tender—but love is not equal parts of both. Pastor Mike walks us through Paul's words, revealing Paul's recipe for love and giving us three takeaways on how we can show love in the most meaningful way.Get Pastor's Mike new book, "What Is Love?", which has a Bible study written by Time of Grace writer and podcaster Amber Albee Swenson: https://bit.ly/3ux5RB0Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
4/3/202230 minutes, 34 seconds
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Behind the Series: What Is Love?

How do you even tackle a subject as big as love? Especially when considering that God is love?Pastor Mike is once again joined by Amber Albee Swenson—one of our Time of Grace bloggers, podcasters, and writers—as they give us a sneak peek at April's TV message series, "What Is Love?" Pastor Mike and Amber talk about whether love should be tough or tender—with Pastor Mike and Amber each revealing whether they are tough or tender. Spoiler for Amber: she has likely sent camp kids to therapy. The two take a deep dive into love, including showing love to those who disagree with you, whether our loves are ordered correctly, and how to love "those" people.They also discuss this year's Easter sermon, where Amber poses the question: Even though we know Jesus has given us eternal life with his resurrection, why are so many Christians grumpy?Pastor Mike and Amber also mention April's new book by Pastor Mike, "What Is Love?" which also includes a Bible study written by Amber. Get this new book, starting in April, at timeofgrace.org with your gift to the ministry.
3/31/202252 minutes, 8 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? The Church's Truth?

If our hearts can deceive us and the world can mislead us, certainly the church is a good source of truth. Well . . . maybe. Since the hearts of church leaders can be deceived and many people can follow their teaching, how do we know we can trust the church? Pastor Mike explores what we can do so we know when to trust the church.Get our new book, "Truth in Our Time": https://bit.ly/3vTwlPKCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
3/27/202228 minutes, 38 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? Their Truth?

Think of the top two to three voices that get your attention the most: the cable news networks, talk radio shows, podcasts, friends, family members, pastors, teachers. Now, Pastor Mike challenges, are these voices sources of truth you can trust? How do you know? Pastor Mike looks to the Bible to help us answer if we can trust their truth.Get our new book, "Truth in Our Time": https://bit.ly/3vTwlPKCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
3/20/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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Whose Truth Do I Trust? My Truth?

“Be true to yourself.” That message is found everywhere in today's culture. Since churches, religions, and families are so obviously flawed, we are taught to turn inward in order to find what is true, beautiful, and right. But how do we sift through the countless and oftentimes conflicting desires that we find within? In this message, Pastor Mike poses the question, "Should I live my truth?" The Bible's answer may surprise you.Get our new book, "Truth in Our Time": https://bit.ly/3vTwlPKCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals– Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek
3/13/202228 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cross: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

The cross. Pop stars, rappers, bikers, and pastors tattoo it on their bodies, an artistic shape that seems to mean all things to all people. But what does the cross actually mean? As Pastor Mike unpacks the word "cross," he shows us how knowing what the cross is, that Jesus died on one, and what Jesus' death means today will change us in profound ways.Get our new book, "Truth in Our Time": https://bit.ly/3vTwlPKCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
3/6/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Behind the Series: Whose Truth Do I Trust?

How do we know what's true in today's world? With so many versions of "truth" coming at us, how do we know what to believe?Pastor Mike is joined by special guest C.L. Whiteside, host of one of our podcasts, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth." Pastor Mike and C.L. give us some context and great discussion on our next TV message series, "Whose Truth Do I Trust?" While dissecting truth, the guys also manage to work in discussions about marriage, diversity, and how to handle critics. Also find out if Pastor Mike can do more push-ups than C.L., what both of them think about online arguments, and baby names Pastor Mike would suggest (even though neither of these guys are expecting any new family members!)."Whose Truth Do I Trust?" kicks off on Sunday, March 13.Pastor Mike also mentions March's new book, "Truth in Our Time," by Time of Grace contributing writer Dr. Paul Kelm. "Truth in Our Time" shows you how to anchor yourself in the truth of Scripture so you can successfully navigate our confusing culture. Get this new book at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry.
3/3/202242 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kingdom: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

What did Jesus love to teach about the most? It wasn't love, grace, forgiveness, heaven, or hell. It was the kingdom of God. But in the 21st-century world, the idea of a "kingdom" is unclear. Pastor Mike defines "kingdom" using two key words and helps us see how we can find comfort in "kingdom," especially during life's scary moments and challenges.Get our new book, "30 Words to Fire Up Your Faith": https://bit.ly/ToG_30wordsCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
2/27/202228 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

This week, Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/26/202230 minutes, 37 seconds
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How Do We Push Through Uncertain Times? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Things can change so fast. If you want to move forward through hard times, there are two words to know.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/25/20228 minutes, 4 seconds
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What if My Husband Doesn't Want to Be the Head? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

The Bible calls the husband to be the head of the family just like Jesus. But when your husband doesn’t want to fulfill this duty, how can you help him become the man Jesus wants him to be?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/24/20225 minutes, 41 seconds
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Women Are Supposed to Be Silent in Church? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Say what? The Bible says women can’t speak during church?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.Pastor Mike talks about a sermon series he did looking at God and gender. You can watch that series here: https://timeofgrace.org/series/god-and-gender/This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/23/20227 minutes, 50 seconds
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Is It Bad to Be Friends With Non-Christians? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

The Bible tells us that bad company corrupts good character. But there’s a beautiful tension in the Bible, where Jesus says to love our enemies and love the world. So what's the answer? Is it OK to have non-Christian friends?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/22/20225 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Do Angels Do? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

What did angels do in the Bible? And what do they do for us today? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/21/20226 minutes, 27 seconds
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Faith: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

Most people are familiar with faith. Christians have faith. Buddhists have faith. Atheists have faith in science and humanity. But what does the Bible mean by faith? Because the Bible certainly says a lot about faith. And that's why in this message, Pastor Mike slows down and digs deep into the word "faith" to make sure we all know what it means and how it helps us find lasting peace.Get our new book, "30 Words to Fire Up Your Faith": https://bit.ly/ToG_30wordsCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
2/20/202228 minutes, 43 seconds
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The End Times, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike helps us to gain perspective on the end times. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/19/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Will Forever Be Like? (Devotion)

After Jesus comes back and judges all humanity, the minute after that’s over, what will it be like?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/18/20226 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jesus Will Return. So What? (Devotion)

Knowing that Jesus will come back one day, how should we live our lives? Everything’s going to end anyway, right?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/17/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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Does the Bible Reveal Jesus’ Return? (Devotion)

The Bible makes it clear Jesus WILL return. But can we figure out when that day will be? Pastor Mike shares a story from his past that gives us the proper perspective.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/16/20227 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Hasn’t Jesus Ended the Suffering Yet? (Devotion)

If Jesus loves us and is supposed to come back, ending the pain and suffering of our world—kids get cancer, loved ones go through depression, spouses are betrayed, natural disasters cause destruction—why hasn’t he done it yet?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/15/20227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are the End Times Real? (Devotion)

What do you believe about the end times? Why is it so easy for people to believe our world could end because of a global pandemic, climate change, or nuclear war—but not believe that Jesus will appear in the air and the world will end?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
2/14/20228 minutes, 8 seconds
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Saved: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

To be saved means to be rescued from danger. So what danger are Christians talking about when they use this word? Who was in danger and is now saved? And by whom and from what and what for? Pastor Mike helps us understand the significance of "saved" and its impact on our lives.Get our new book, "30 Words to Fire Up Your Faith": https://bit.ly/ToG_30wordsCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
2/13/202228 minutes, 38 seconds
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Grace: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

Grace is, as we have heard countless times, amazing. But what makes it so amazing? What exactly is "grace," and how do we even define it? Pastor Mike gives us a clear definition and what it means for us by opening up the Bible to the story of how a murderous man was transformed into the greatest missionary for Jesus—after being struck with grace.Get our new book, "30 Words to Fire Up Your Faith": https://bit.ly/ToG_30wordsCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
2/6/202228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Good: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

If there’s a word that seems simple to define, it’s the word good. Good is, well, good. It’s someone who isn’t bad. But how you define good is gravely important. Are you good? Are we good enough? If not, how do we become good in God’s sight? In this message, Jesus challenges our definition of good and calls us to the only way to be good enough to get close to God.Get our new book from Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him, "How to Deal": https://bit.ly/3JvFItaCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
1/30/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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Behind the Series: Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

Big churchy words. We use them every day, but do we really understand their deep meanings? And if it's hard for Christians to truly comprehend their magnitude, imagine how much harder it is for nonbelievers when Christians are trying to witness with these words!What are some of these words? Pastor Mike is joined by Amber Albee Swenson—one of our Time of Grace bloggers, podcasters, and writers—as they discuss the next TV message series looking at the importance of understanding the words we use with our faith. In the course of the conversation, we learn the dangers of not understanding the words we use, the word Amber thought she already knew but quickly realized how much she still needed to learn, how we can avoid "the curse of knowledge," the book that confirmed Amber is not a "high-end Christian," and which word from this message series has hit Pastor Mike the most."Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)" kicks off this coming Sunday, Jan. 30.Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about February's resource, "30 Words to Fire Up Your Faith." With hands-on activities like drawing, puzzles, and thought-provoking study questions, this activity journal invites you to explore some of the most important words from the Bible—and have fun doing it! Starting Feb. 1, you can get this journal at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry. 
1/27/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Deal With Shame

Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it's even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.Get our new book from Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him, "How to Deal": https://bit.ly/3JvFItaCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
1/23/202228 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/22/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why Aren't Miracles Big Anymore? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Why were miracles so big in Jesus' day and not as big and crazy now?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/21/20223 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Does God and the Bible Say About Masturbation? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Are things of self-pleasure, such as masturbating, harmful to the body since you are the temple of God?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/20/20227 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why Are Christians Judgmental? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

How do we break the stereotype of judgmental Christians?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/19/20224 minutes, 27 seconds
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Can We Live Together Before Marriage? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

In this modern-day era, is it okay for people live together before getting married?This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/18/20226 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is the Bible Sexist? || Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Is it true that women aren't allowed to hold higher positions in the church? This seems sexist and rudimentary.This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Grace Talks Daily DevotionalsTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
1/17/20228 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Deal With Anxiety

One in five adults deals with anxiety, caught in a snowballing avalanche of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. As we enter another year of uncertainty and alarming headlines, it seems that, more than ever, people are being overcome by anxiety. There isn't a quick solution. But Pastor Mike says actively doing these four things, with the work of the Holy Spirit, will help you deal with anxiety.Get our new book from Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him, "How to Deal": https://bit.ly/3JvFItaCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike Novotny
1/16/202228 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Deal With People

The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.Get our new book from Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him, "How to Deal": https://bit.ly/3JvFItaCheck out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike Novotny
1/9/202228 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Deal With Yourself

"Be who you are." "You do you." That's what the world tells us. But what does Jesus say? When you're dealing with all the ups and downs of life, all your strengths and weaknesses, and all the complicating details of your life story, Jesus says the exact opposite: Don't be you. Pastor Mike helps us understand what Jesus means as we learn how to deal with ourselves.Get our new book from Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him, "How to Deal": https://bit.ly/3JvFIta
1/2/202228 minutes, 16 seconds
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Behind the Series: How to Deal

It's the beginning of a new year! But we still need to deal with certain things no matter what year and no matter what time of year.Pastor Mike and Dr. Bruce Becker take a sneak peek at the first series of 2022, "How to Deal." The series gives a fresh look at how to deal with ourselves, other people, anxiety, and shame. Pastor Mike also shares an amazing story of God at work and how he connected more people to Jesus—through a text sent to the wrong person! Also learn what Pastor Mike prays for more than anything else as we step into 2022.Get January's book, "How to Deal," and discover what God says about how to deal with difficult people, anxious feelings, apathetic seasons, and much more. It's written by Pastor Mike and other pastors who minister alongside him. Get "How to Deal" starting this Sunday, January 2 at timeofgrace.org.
12/30/202130 minutes, 22 seconds
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Christmas Buzzwords: Love

How do you define the word love? We all agree that love is what our world needs more of, but what exactly is it? Is love tough or tender? strong or sweet? How do we know what true love is and, more important, where to find love that lasts throughout our lives?"He Is the Life," original song written and performed by and courtesy of Jonathan Favorite.Help us meet our $450,000 Challenge Grant! As a thanks for your financial support, Pastor Mike wants to send you our 2022 Spiritual Growth Calendar, along with his book, "Words That Matter." https://bit.ly/3lJ4V9s 
12/26/202130 minutes, 8 seconds
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Christmas Message From Pastor Mike: In the Midst of Craziness

Merry Christmas! Did you know that Jesus wasn't born into a quiet, peaceful situation? Nope. It was quite the opposite! Pastor Mike explains in his Christmas message to you.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/25/20215 minutes, 33 seconds
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Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike shows us the true meaning of Christmas by unpacking the Christmas story.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/25/202119 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is Jesus Really Your Lord? Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas (Devotion)

Jesus is your Savior. And he's also your Lord. But what does that mean?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/24/20213 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Chosen One Chose You: Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas (Devotion)

You've been chosen by God. What does that mean?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/23/20214 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jesus Was Born for Me? Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas (Devotion)

Even after the choices you've made and the baggage you bring, is Jesus still for you?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/22/20214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why Is Jesus' Birth So Significant? Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas (Devotion)

Because Jesus was born, he gets it. Pastor Mike explains.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/21/20214 minutes, 18 seconds
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What's a Savior? Unpacking the True Meaning of Christmas (Devotion)

We need to be rescued. But from what?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/20/20214 minutes, 42 seconds
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Christmas Buzzwords: Peace

How do you define the word peace? Is it merely the time when nations and people are not at war, when fighting and conflicts cease? The Bible’s answer is . . . kind of. The peace that the angels sang about the night of Jesus’ birth is something much more, something we all deeply long for, something that can only be provided from one source.Help us meet our $450,000 Challenge Grant! As a thanks for your financial support, Pastor Mike wants to send you our 2022 Spiritual Growth Calendar, along with his book, "Words That Matter." https://bit.ly/3lJ4V9s 
12/19/202128 minutes, 29 seconds
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Christmas Buzzwords: Joy

How do you define the word joy? When that word appears on the latest Christmas card, where does your mind go? Is it just another word for happy, or is it something more? something deeper?Help us meet our $450,000 Challenge Grant! As a thanks for your financial support, Pastor Mike wants to send you our 2022 Spiritual Growth Calendar, along with his book, "Words That Matter." https://bit.ly/3lJ4V9s 
12/12/202128 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Fight Anxiety, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike gives us five steps to help us overcome anxiety.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/11/202127 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 5 (Devotion)

When we’re stuck in our own heads with anxiety weighing down our hearts, here is one of the most powerful things we can do. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/10/20215 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 4 (Devotion)

In our struggles against anxiety, remember that there is also a spiritual enemy against us. But Pastor Mike encourages us to fight back because we can take the enemy down with one word.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/9/20216 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 3 (Devotion)

Jesus makes an incredible offering to help us battle anxiety. It starts with seeking these two things.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/8/20215 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 2 (Devotion)

When we’re anxious, it’s so easy to think of everything that’s wrong or could go wrong. So then we just flip that thinking. But how? Pastor Mike gives us the second practical step to battling anxiety.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/7/20216 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fight Anxiety: Step 1 (Devotion)

Is anxiety part of your story? Pastor Mike opens up the Bible and helps us deal with anxiety with this simple first step.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
12/6/20215 minutes, 59 seconds
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Christmas Buzzwords: Hope

How do you define hope? We all agree that hope is a good thing to hold on to, but what exactly is it? And what happens if you put your hope in the wrong thing? This message will help you define one of Christmas’ important words—hope.Help us meet our $450,000 Challenge Grant! As a thanks for your financial support, Pastor Mike wants to send you our 2022 Spiritual Growth Calendar, along with his book, "Words That Matter." https://bit.ly/3lJ4V9s 
12/5/202129 minutes, 17 seconds
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Behind the Series: Christmas Buzzwords

You hear these words all Christmas season, but what do they ACTUALLY mean? Pastor Mike and Dr. Bruce Becker dissect these four Christmas buzzwords. And in the process, we learn which classic Christmas movies Pastor Mike has never seen (and probably never will), how the Bible defines love, and what Pastor Mike would say to those going through some emotional and mental health challenges this season. The guys also talk about this month's challenge grant! Some generous friends have offered a $450,000 Challenge Grant to help more people find eternal satisfaction in Jesus! As a thank-you for your donation, you'll get a spiritual growth calendar and Pastor Mike's book, "Words That Matter." Starting Sunday, you can get these resources at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry. 
12/2/202127 minutes, 41 seconds
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Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even if You're Living With Pain

For people living with constant pain, it's tempting to believe the lie that God is not good. Pastor Mike shares a verse from Jesus' brother James that gives us three things to remember in order to resist believing that deception.Get your 365-day devotional, "Life to the Full: Devotions to Help You Seek God Every Day," at https://bit.ly/3cLoAk4Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts!Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
11/28/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pastor Mike's Message After the Waukesha Parade Tragedy

When tragedy strikes, like it did at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, many of us are left wondering, “Why?” As Pastor Mike explains, instead of focusing on the “why,” we should focus on the “who.”
11/22/20213 minutes, 17 seconds
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Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even When You're Hurting

To be grateful for the hard times in your life is difficult. Pastor Mike asks: Do you think it’s possible that you could only get to certain places spiritually if you had first passed through the difficulties of pain, suffering, and hardship? The apostle Paul, a guy who was incredibly grateful and went through an incredible amount of suffering, is going to help us thank God even when we hurt.Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts!Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
11/21/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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Want More Joy and Peace?, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike teaches us what true joy and peace looks like.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/20/202136 minutes, 10 seconds
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Get Peace at All Times (Devotion)

Peace isn’t a perfect life. What it is might surprise you. And you can have it at all times.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/19/20217 minutes, 24 seconds
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Get Peace That Can’t Be Threatened (Devotion)

There will always be something that threatens our peace—a diagnosis, financial stress, or relationship struggles. But peace isn’t just about being trouble-free. Pastor Mike shares a simple technique that will help you remember how to get true peace.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/18/20219 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do You Have Never-Ending Joy? (Devotion)

There’s a special joy that never ends. And the good news, Pastor Mike says, is that you can have that kind of joy right now.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/17/20218 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Find Good Joy (Devotion)

How do we find the good kind of joy that God gives us? It doesn’t have to be hard if we just do this, Pastor Mike says.This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/16/20216 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is It Bad if It Feels Good? (Devotion)

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?This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast!Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app.To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. 
11/15/20218 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts!Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
11/14/202129 minutes, 3 seconds
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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. Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
11/7/202129 minutes, 22 seconds
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Behind the Series: Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling

How do we avoid the constant temptation to grumble and gripe, especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving? Pastor Mike is joined again by Amber Albee Swenson—Time of Grace blogger, writer, and podcaster—as they give us a preview of November's TV message series, "Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling." Listen and learn how we can keep our perspective of God in the right place, how to prove that we're not just using God, and be reminded that God has marked us as his. Bonus: Learn how Pastor Mike is the mean group leader in his small group, how Amber forgot the most important word that starts with "J", and their go-to to get out of the grumble cycle! Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about this month's resource, our 365-daily devotional, "Life to the Full: Devotions to Help You Seek God Every Day." This devotional gets you into God’s Word daily and helps you apply his truth to your life. Get "Life to the Full" starting this Sunday, Nov. 7!
11/4/202139 minutes, 53 seconds
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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.
10/31/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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I Feel Stuck || Am I Strong Enough?

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.
10/24/202128 minutes, 26 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire series from this past week as Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/23/202121 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Much Money Should I Give the Church? // Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

What does generosity look like? Pastor Mike flips this issue on its head and warns us not to give TOO much. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/22/20215 minutes, 33 seconds
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How Do We Handle a Hostile World? // Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Are you like Pastor Mike and sometimes get nervous of others' reactions when you tell people you're a Christian? It feels like the world is against Christians. What can you do? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/21/20214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is Jesus Actually God? // Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Was Jesus just a really good teacher? or prophet? Or are there clues in the Bible that show Jesus is God? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/20/20216 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Do I Have Faith While There Is Persecution? // Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

How do we keep believing in Jesus in the midst of unspeakable horrors being committed against Christians every day? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/19/20214 minutes, 14 seconds
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Do You Need to Confess Your Sins to Others? // Tough Questions With Pastor Mike (Devotion)

Do you have to confess to others in order to be forgiven? Pastor Mike challenges us to think of this question in a different way: SHOULD you confess? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
10/18/20213 minutes, 38 seconds
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How God Fights for You || Am I Strong Enough?

"Let my people go," God said 3,500 years ago to the king of Egypt who enslaved God's people. God fought to set his people free. And though he no longer uses frogs or flies like he did back then, God still fights for us today. Pastor Mike shares two of those ways in today's message.
10/17/202128 minutes, 47 seconds
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When You Argue With God || Am I Strong Enough?

When life gets messy and complicated, we find ourselves wanting to tap out, give up, and object to God. But God doesn't give up on us. Pastor Mike shows us three things God does to overcome our objections and arguments with him while providing for us during our time of need.
10/10/202128 minutes, 38 seconds
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God Really Works Through Ordinary Me? || Am I Strong Enough?

God certainly can do miracles. But he normally doesn't. Instead, he works through the most natural people and natural means. Pastor Mike explores the story of Moses to uncover three ways God works through ordinary people like us. Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
10/3/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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Behind the Series: "Am I Strong Enough?"

We may not have Moses' staff or the ten plagues to help us, but we are still like Moses in many ways. Like how we oftentimes don't think God can use us. But oh yes, God can and does certainly use us. Pastor Mike is joined by Amber Albee Swenson this month to give us a sneak peek at October's TV message series that takes a look at Moses' life and ours, "Am I Strong Enough?" Pastor Mike and Amber—Time of Grace blogger, writer, and podcaster—touch upon burning bush moments (or lack thereof in our lives), worry, idolatry, how God uses us, and many more topics! They also talk about October's resources. "Gifted for More" is a book by Dr. Bruce Becker. This engaging study shows you how to discover your own giftedness. Also included is Amber's book, "Chosen for More," which encourages you in the special role you have to play in God's story. Starting Sunday, you can get these resources at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry. Bonus! Pastor Mike and Amber had such a great, in-depth discussion about her book that we broke that off into a bonus episode! Look for it!
9/30/202148 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus Episode: You Are Chosen for More Too!

God uses ordinary people just like you. Need some evidence? Just open the Bible! Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson talk about her book, "Chosen for More," and how God uses people right where they're at. Amber talks about how her book walks us through people in the Bible who were pretty ordinary but God used them anyway. Get Amber's book as part of our October package! You'll also get "Gifted for More" by Dr. Bruce Becker. This engaging study shows you how to discover your own giftedness. Starting Sunday, you can get these resources at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry.
9/30/202116 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pray Like a Pro: Your Prayers CAN Be Powerful

How do we pray powerful and effective prayers? Pastor Jeremy shares what we can do to ensure God hears and answers our prayers, while reminding us that prayer is the powerful way God has equipped us to make a difference in our world. Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
9/26/202128 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pray Like a Pro: But My Prayers Are Unanswered

When life seems unfair and we're crying out to God in prayer, why does he take so long to bring about justice? Why do we need to keep knocking and keep praying? Pastor Mike says there is a reason why Jesus makes us wait. Strengthen your prayer life with our devotional prayer journal, "The Power of Devoted Prayer": https://bit.ly/3DBQ9IB Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
9/19/202129 minutes, 2 seconds
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Competitive Christians, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike walks us through how we can stop making unhealthy comparisons of ourselves against others. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/18/202136 minutes, 1 second
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Stop Comparing Your Faith || Competitive Christian (Devotion)

It’s not a bad thing to notice the differences in spiritual gifts that you have. What IS bad is when you let the differences do what it did to Pastor Mike—make you cry. Here’s how to avoid that. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/17/20219 minutes, 42 seconds
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Stop Comparing Your Social Media || Competitive Christian (Devotion)

We all want to be noticed—known and applauded with likes, hearts, and thumbs-up on social media. But these outward appearances aren’t what matter. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/16/20217 minutes, 38 seconds
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Stop the Intellectual Comparisons || Competitive Christian (Devotion)

Whether God made you above-average smart or your grades weren’t that great or you fall somewhere in between, you have this significant thing in common. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/15/20217 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stop the Body Comparisons || Competitive Christian (Devotion)

How do we stop making constant comparisons with other people’s bodies? Pastor Mike reminds us of these important biblical truths. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/14/20217 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is It OK to Be a Competitive Christian? (Devotion)

Is it against the will of God to be competitive? Well, Pastor Mike says, it depends on what you do with it. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! Check out our newest podcast, The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside! Search for it on your favorite podcast app. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
9/13/20216 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pray Like a Pro: How to Avoid Pretensions and Babbling

Prayer should be simple, right? You talk; God listens. But it's not always that easy because there are two big dangers that happen when you try to pray. How do you avoid them? Fortunately for us, Jesus pointed out these problems and then gave brilliant solutions like only he could. Strengthen your prayer life with our devotional prayer journal, "The Power of Devoted Prayer": https://bit.ly/3DBQ9IB Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
9/12/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pray Like a Pro: Be Like a Helpless Child

If you had to grade your prayer life, what would you give yourself? If there's room to improve, what can you do? There's a simple truth, Pastor Mike says, that will bring you one step closer to the prayer life so many of us crave. Strengthen your prayer life with our devotional prayer journal, "The Power of Devoted Prayer": https://bit.ly/3DBQ9IB Check out our newest podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside." Search for it wherever you get your podcasts! Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
9/5/202128 minutes, 55 seconds
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Behind the Series: "Pray Like a Pro"

Prayer can be hard. But it doesn't have to be. Pastor Mike, who freely admits that he "stinks at prayer," and Dr. Bruce Becker preview September's TV message series, "Pray Like a Pro." They talk about the two words that are the foundation of a strong prayer life, the two biggest problems with people's prayer lives, and what a persistent widow teaches us. The guys also talk about this month's resource, "The Power of Devoted Prayer," a devotional prayer journal that will help strengthen your prayer life. Also included with the journal are a 365-day tear-off prayer calendar and bookmark. Get these resources at timeofgracestore.org.
9/2/202128 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary

To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God. Make your gift go twice as far with our $150,000 Challenge Grant. When you give, you can request Pastor Mike's books, "Sexpectations" and "Sex Is Complicated": https://bit.ly/2VnwwCr Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
8/29/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sexpectations: Sex Is Fiery

Like fire, sex must be treated with a healthy fear. Mess around with one flame and you might get hurt. Mess around with one night and you might get hurt worse. This message explores the Bible’s loving warnings about sex, showing Gods’ loving and fatherly heart and why he restricts sex to the commitment of marriage. Make your gift go twice as far with our $150,000 Challenge Grant. When you give, you can request Pastor Mike's books, "Sexpectations" and "Sex Is Complicated": https://bit.ly/2VnwwCr Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
8/22/202128 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sexpectations: Sex Is Work

So often we expect sex to be easy, just like in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect. The apostle Paul’s classic words to husbands and wives aren’t mainly about sex, but they are the key to true intimacy. Make your gift go twice as far with our $150,000 Challenge Grant. When you give, you can request Pastor Mike's books, "Sexpectations" and "Sex Is Complicated": https://bit.ly/2VnwwCr Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
8/15/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Start Reading the Bible, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike helps us learn how to start reading the Bible. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/14/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Long Should I Take to Read the Bible? (Devotion)

Should you be on a one-year Bible reading plan? How much should you read each day? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/13/20218 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Bible Hack to Understand the Old Testament (Devotion)

The Old Testament is long and can be hard to wrap your brain around. But God gave you a Bible hack to understanding this toughest part of the Bible. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/12/20216 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Part of the Bible Do I Read Next? (Devotion)

After you learn about the life of Jesus in the four gospels, what should you read next? This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/11/20217 minutes, 11 seconds
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WHERE Should I Start Reading the Bible? (Devotion)

The Bible might be the biggest and most complex book you read. It has 2 testaments, 66 books, over 1,000 separate chapters, and 31,173 verses. So where do you even begin? Pastor Mike shares the second tip in your Bible journey. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/10/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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HOW Do I Start Reading the Bible? (Devotion)

The best place to start reading the Bible doesn’t start with the best somewhere but with the best Someone. Pastor Mike shares the first tip in your journey to reading the Bible. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
8/9/20215 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sexpectations: Sex Is Good

In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s invention. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or victims of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex by God’s design is still very good. Make your gift go twice as far with our $150,000 Challenge Grant. When you give, you can request Pastor Mike's books, "Sexpectations" and "Sex Is Complicated": https://bit.ly/2VnwwCr Sign up for our daily email that keeps you rooted in Jesus! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
8/8/202128 minutes, 17 seconds
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Behind the Series: "Sexpectations"

Why is Pastor Mike preaching about sex this month? Pastor Mike tells us exactly why as he and Dr. Bruce Becker give us a glimpse at what to expect with this month's TV message series, "Sexpectations." They look at what God says about sex vs. what our culture tells us and whether sex is necessary. They also get into the most sensual book of the Bible, and Pastor Mike shares what he hopes listeners and viewers can take away from this series. The guys also talk about Pastor Mike's books on this topic, "Sexpectations" and "Sex Is Complicated." Get the books at timeofgracestore.org.
8/5/202126 minutes, 56 seconds
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Flawed but Blessed: How Boldly Can I Pray?

What does a strange story of an old man physically wrestling with God have to do with us and our prayer lives? A lot. Pastor Mike drills deep into this scene from the life of Jacob in the Old Testament to show us how we can hold God accountable to his promises. Get your copy of "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures": https://bit.ly/3dWekWY Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
8/1/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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Flawed but Blessed: How Does Grace Change Me?

What goes around, comes around, right? . . . Not so fast. In every human heart is the temptation to speed up the process of karma and pay people back what we think they deserve. But, Pastor Mike warns, karma is dangerous. And instead, we should focus on karma's counterpart. How? Get your copy of "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures": https://bit.ly/3dWekWY Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
7/25/202127 minutes, 54 seconds
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Flawed but Blessed: Is God Here?

One sentence composed of three words and nine letters can change everything about your life. It reminds us of the power of presence and has the power to give us peace and happiness. Pastor Mike takes us on a deep dive of finding that peace and joy. Get your copy of "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures": https://bit.ly/3dWekWY Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
7/18/202127 minutes, 51 seconds
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Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Liars?

We know that honesty is the best policy, even when we are tempted to lie because the truth will cost us. Yet we lie anyway. But perhaps even more damaging is when we fall for the two biggest lies we've been told most of our lives—lies that we even tell ourselves. Get your copy of "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures": https://bit.ly/3dWekWY Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
7/11/202127 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spiritual but Not Religious, Compilation (Devotion)

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike tells us why we CAN'T be just "spiritual but not religious." – Pastor Mike Novotny. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/10/202119 minutes, 32 seconds
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When Being “Spiritual but Not Religious” Failed (Devotion)

Spoiler: It's not okay for you to just believe in God and just pray to him without any structure or organized religion. And here's why. – Pastor Mike Novotny. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/9/20213 minutes, 48 seconds
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Did You Leave the Church Because of Your Pastor? (Devotion)

Can you forgive the pastors who have hurt and disappointed you? Can you reconnect with a church again? – Pastor Mike Novotny. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/8/20214 minutes, 50 seconds
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Does Your Church Tell You the Truth? (Devotion)

These are the two truths your church needs to tell you. – Pastor Mike Novotny. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/7/20214 minutes, 6 seconds
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Do You Really Need Church? (Devotion)

You can podcast a thousand different sermons, stream amazing worship music, and make online donations to a church. So why do you need to come to an actual church? – Pastor Mike Novotny. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/6/20214 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is It Okay to Be Spiritual but Not Religious? (Devotion)

Are you content to have a personal relationship with God and see no need for community? God insists otherwise, Pastor Mike says. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast. To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
7/5/20214 minutes, 22 seconds
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Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?

How do we find more self-control in our lives? The Bible gives us a clear answer. Spoiler: It's not where most self-help books would direct you. And what does it mean when you lose self-control and mess up? Does God still love you? Pastor Mike digs into Genesis and looks at the life and family of Jacob to find the answers. Get your copy of "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures": https://bit.ly/3dWekWY Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
7/4/202128 minutes
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Behind the Series: "Flawed but Blessed"

What can we learn from a deceptive man with a dysfunctional family? A lot. Pastor Mike and Dr. Bruce Becker give us a sneak peek at this month's TV message series, "Flawed but Blessed," which takes a look at how God was able to use Jacob despite his many flaws. Pastor Mike reveals the top three self-control issues that Christians face, warns about the two lies you've been told your whole life, and discusses whether karma plays a role in Jacob's story. The guys also talk about the new book they cowrote, "Undeserved: How God's Grace Can Erase Your Failures," which further explores the life of Jacob. The book, with its engaging study questions and application sections, is designed to help us see how, with God, we can overcome our failures. Get the book starting Sunday, July 4, by visiting timeofgracestore.org.
7/1/202127 minutes, 53 seconds
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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government

What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians. If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic. Get your copy of "Pro (Every) Life," which is filled with personal stories from those who have walked the path of abortion and bravely shared their experiences. It offers a unique window into the real-life impact of abortion: https://bit.ly/3fOjZjq Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
6/27/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Church

God loves life. Throughout the Bible, God has much to say about the lives of people who are outside of the womb. Poor lives. Struggling lives. Trapped lives. Scared lives. What would it look like if God’s people felt the same way and deeply cared about each life? How might the abortion discussion change if every Christians was pro (every) life? If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic. Get your copy of "Pro (Every) Life," which is filled with personal stories from those who have walked the path of abortion and bravely shared their experiences. It offers a unique window into the real-life impact of abortion: https://bit.ly/3fOjZjq
6/20/202128 minutes, 16 seconds
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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2. Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic. Get your copy of "Pro (Every) Life," which is filled with personal stories from those who have walked the path of abortion and bravely shared their experiences. It offers a unique window into the real-life impact of abortion: https://bit.ly/3fOjZjq
6/13/202128 minutes, 12 seconds
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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 1)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 1 of 2. If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic. Get your copy of "Pro (Every) Life," which is filled with personal stories from those who have walked the path of abortion and bravely shared their experiences. It offers a unique window into the real-life impact of abortion: https://bit.ly/3fOjZjq
6/6/202128 minutes, 13 seconds
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Behind the Series: "Abortion: What Does God Say?"

During the month of June, we at Time of Grace are going there—we're talking about abortion. Hear why Pastor Mike is tackling this complex issue. He is joined by Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace bloggers, podcasters, and writers, as they take a deep dive into Pastor Mike's upcoming TV message series on abortion. They examine truth, preemptive preaching as parents, healing and forgiveness, how the church should respond, and the unfortunate entanglement of government and politics. The first message from this four-part series will air this coming Sunday, June 6. If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic. Pastor Mike mentions his new book, "Pro (Every) Life," which is filled with personal stories from those who have walked the path of abortion and bravely shared their experiences. It offers a unique window into the real-life impact of abortion. "Pro (Every) Life" will be available at timeofgrace.org starting Sunday. Amber will also continue the conversation on her podcast, "Little Things." In a three-part series, Amber talks with two women who had abortions, the subsequent trauma and impact, and how they found healing. Just search "Little Things" on your favorite podcast app.
6/3/202143 minutes, 42 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church

Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/30/202128 minutes, 12 seconds
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What if His Abuse Led Me to Damaging Behavior? | How Do I Forgive My Abusive Dad? (Devotion)

Hurt people hurt people. If you're doing bad things because bad things were done to you by your abusive father, what hope is there for you? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/28/20216 minutes, 33 seconds
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Should I Still Have a Relationship With My Dad? | How Do I Forgive My Abusive Dad? (Devotion)

What does the Bible say—should you go back to a father who was abusive? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/27/20217 minutes, 56 seconds
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I Forgave. Why Do I Still Feel This Way? | How Do I Forgive My Abusive Dad? (Devotion)

You may be struggling with the continual nature of forgiveness, especially when it comes to an abusive dad. You forgave in the past, but today you're in a different emotional spot. What do you do? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/26/20218 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Should I Forgive? | How Do I Forgive My Abusive Dad? (Devotion)

What right does your abusive father have to be forgiven by you? You may feel you have every right to hate him. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/25/20219 minutes, 30 seconds
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I Must Heal First | How Do I Forgive My Abusive Dad? (Devotion)

The abuse from your father left a deep wound. Where and how do you even start the healing process? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/24/20219 minutes, 36 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive

What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God's wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/23/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused

Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant. You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/16/202128 minutes, 16 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Are Heaven and Hell Real?

The reality of heaven and hell is one that Jesus himself talked about. By looking at what he says about them in the Bible, we get the incredible perspective on what comes next and how we should feel about our place after we’re done on this earth. Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant! You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/9/202128 minutes, 21 seconds
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Even More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire series from this past week as Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/8/202126 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tough Questions: Is God Imperfect Since We're Imperfect? (Devotion)

We're obviously not perfect. Does that mean the Father who created us is not perfect? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/7/20214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Behind the Series: "Abuse: What Does God Say?"

Abuse affects more people than we think—1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men. What does God say about the topic? Pastor Mike is joined by Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace bloggers and writers, as they talk about the upcoming TV message series, "Abuse: What Does God Say?" Pastor Mike and Amber look at the need to talk about this topic in church, the definition of abuse, what happens if you have been abused by church leaders, and where God is in all of this. The first message from this three-part series will air Sunday, May 16. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help. Pastor Mike and Amber also talk about Pastor Mike's new book, "How to Heal," which addresses what God says to the abused, the abusive, and the church that's called to minister to both. The book is available now at timeofgrace.org. Amber will also continue the conversation on her podcast, "Little Things." On Sunday, May 23, Amber will talk with Michelle Markgraf, the director of family support services for Kingdom Workers, about her experience of working with abuse victims. Tune in to that episode! Just search "Little Things" on your favorite podcast app.
5/6/202138 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tough Questions: Does Baptism Save You? (Devotion)

Salvation comes through your relationship with Jesus, not through Baptism . . . right? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/6/20216 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tough Questions: Can a Person Lose Their Salvation? (Devotion)

If you are saved, forgiven, and adopted into the family of God, can you lose all that? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/5/20217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tough Questions: Where Is Heaven? (Devotion)

Heaven isn't here; it's "there." But where is "there"? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/4/20213 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tough Questions: Why Would God Allow Good Kids to Die? (Devotion)

How is it fair that God allows kids to die, kids who haven't done anything wrong? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
5/3/20216 minutes, 55 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: God Loves Science?

How do we reconcile the tension of science and religion? What are we supposed to do when we feel like we need to walk away from Jesus for the sake of hard evidence? Pastor Mike gives us five compelling ideas to remind us that, according to the Bible, we don't need to choose between head and heart. Make your gift go twice as far with our Challenge Grant! You can also get Pastor Mike's newest book, "How to Heal," that helps deal with abuse: https://bit.ly/3awNRhh To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
5/2/202128 minutes, 21 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Aren't Christians Hypocrites?

Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they're really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus. Get your book on how to answer skeptics' most common questions: https://bit.ly/31y4T9Q To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort.
4/25/202128 minutes, 22 seconds
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Skeptical Faith: Am I Naturally Good?

Are we really born sinful? That's a hard pill for many people to swallow. What if we asked Moses, Paul, and Jesus this question? What would they say? Take a closer look at the Bible's teaching about the human heart, and the answer is clear. Get your book on how to answer skeptics' most common questions: https://bit.ly/31y4T9Q To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny
4/18/202128 minutes, 16 seconds
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More Tough Questions With Pastor Mike - Round 3, Compilation (Devotion)

Listen to the entire series from this past week as Pastor Mike answers more tough questions from viewers like you. This week's devotional series by Pastor Mike is also featured on our Grace Talks Daily Devotional podcast! To stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Follow Pastor Mike on Instagram @pastormikenovotny