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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, p ...
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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. Visit us online at https://timeofgrace.org/
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"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…
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"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…
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Jesus didn't sugarcoat it: following him comes at a great cost because you have to put him first. So why even follow Jesus? Because the reward, Pastor Mike says, is even greater. Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: Why Do We Still Feel Guilty After Repenting? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 29, "Time of Grace With…
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Jesus didn't sugarcoat it: following him comes at a great cost because you have to put him first. So why even follow Jesus? Because the reward, Pastor Mike says, is even greater. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: Why Pray if God Is All-Knowing? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 29, "Time of Grace With Mike Novotny…
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Pride isn't always thinking too much of ourselves; sometimes it's just thinking of ourselves too much. And that self-focus often leads to a mess. So how do we humble ourselves? Where do we start? Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: How to Talk About Jesus When My Friend's Parents Aren't in Heaven? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our pr…
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Pride isn't always thinking too much of ourselves; sometimes it's just thinking of ourselves too much. And that self-focus often leads to a mess. So how do we humble ourselves? Where do we start? Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: How can we express the importance of marriage to the younger generation when our culture doesn’t respect biblical vi…
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Hell is a relic from a fear-based, fire-and-brimstone age, a cruel tool used by church authorities to maintain power and control. So why did Jesus himself mention it so much? Why is he the number-one user of the word “hell” in the entire Bible? Why was he unembarrassed to talk about fire, darkness, and eternal death? Modern Christians need to know …
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Hell is a relic from a fear-based, fire-and-brimstone age, a cruel tool used by church authorities to maintain power and control. So why did Jesus himself mention it so much? Why is he the number-one user of the word “hell” in the entire Bible? Why was he unembarrassed to talk about fire, darkness, and eternal death? Modern Christians need to know …
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Say “damn” in mixed company and few will blink. Say “doctrine” and most will stare. According to contemporary culture, doctrine is something archaic, oppressive, and unhealthy for our souls. But Pastor Mike pushes us today to think about doctrine more critically as we ask ourselves, "What do I believe, and why do I believe it?" while we examine whe…
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Say “damn” in mixed company and few will blink. Say “doctrine” and most will stare. According to contemporary culture, doctrine is something archaic, oppressive, and unhealthy for our souls. But Pastor Mike pushes us today to think about doctrine more critically as we ask ourselves, "What do I believe, and why do I believe it?" while we examine whe…
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Asking us to submit is seen as the most offensive idea of our day. To submit to political power, the "head of the household," or organized religion betrays America's strongest and highest value of "my truth." But the God of love, law, and order disagrees. He calls us to submit to him, to governing authorities, to church leaders, and to husbands. Pa…
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Asking us to submit is seen as the most offensive idea of our day. To submit to political power, the "head of the household," or organized religion betrays America's strongest and highest value of "my truth." But the God of love, law, and order disagrees. He calls us to submit to him, to governing authorities, to church leaders, and to husbands. Pa…
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"Dirty words" in the Bible? Yes, and you may be surprised what the words are. Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson discuss Pastor Mike's new upcoming sermon series, "Dirty Bible Words." They also work into the conversation how Amber may be running for president, how Pastor Mike's love of peach rings relates to this topic, and an update on Pastor Mik…
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"Forgiveness" might not seem like an offensive word until we think about what it actually means: giving grace to people who deserve only punishment. Culture would prefer to cancel, label, and dismiss the guilty, but God’s f-word interrupts our system of justice and offers the grace of sending sins away. Part 2 of 2 Today's Tough Questions: What if …
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"Forgiveness" might not seem like an offensive word until we think about what it actually means: giving grace to people who deserve only punishment. Culture would prefer to cancel, label, and dismiss the guilty, but God’s f-word interrupts our system of justice and offers the grace of sending sins away. Part 1 of 2 Today's Tough Questions: Is It Ba…
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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. Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: How Can the Harsh OT God Be the Loving NT God? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of o…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: What Does God Say About Asexuality? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program!…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: — Is It a Sin to Wear Legging…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: — How Do We Push Through Unce…
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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. Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: What Can I Do if My Adult Kids No Longer Believe? ** Program note: This is the ra…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: Are We Responsible for Others' Sins? ** Program note: This is the radio edit of o…
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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. Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Questions: - When Do My Thoughts Cross the Line to Lust and Sin? - Wh…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Question: How Do We Know Who's a True Christian? ** Program note: Thi…
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"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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Question: Women aren't allowed to hold h…
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"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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Question: Must a Christian Attend Church…
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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. Part 2 of 2. Today's Tough Question: Why Would God Allow Good Kids to Die?…
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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. Part 1 of 2. Today's Tough Question: Can We Live Together Before Marriage?…
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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. Part 2 of 2. ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 29, "Time of Grace With Mike Novotny" star…
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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. Part 1 of 2. ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 29, "Time of Grace With Mike Novotny" star…
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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. Part 2 of 2. ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 2…
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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. Part 1 of 2. ** Program note: This is the radio edit of our program! On April 2…
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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…
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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…
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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. Part 2 of 2. ** Pro…
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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. Part 1 of 2. ** Pro…
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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…
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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…
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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? Part 2 of 2. ** Program note: T…
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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 May'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 …
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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? Part 1 of 2. ** Program note: T…
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How blessed we feel may depend on what we consider to be blessings, which means we may forget that we have blessings right in front of us every day. Pastor Mike challenges us to shift our mindset and open our eyes to the really good things from God that we often don't think about. In turn, we can become more grateful and feel more blessed. Part 2 o…
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How blessed we feel may depend on what we consider to be blessings, which means we may forget that we have blessings right in front of us every day. Pastor Mike challenges us to shift our mindset and open our eyes to the really good things from God that we often don't think about. In turn, we can become more grateful and feel more blessed. Part 1 o…
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How blessed we feel may depend on what we consider to be blessings, which means we may forget that we have blessings right in front of us every day. Pastor Mike challenges us to shift our mindset and open our eyes to the really good things from God that we often don't think about. In turn, we can become more grateful and feel more blessed. For more…
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There are three lies we fall for that lead to burnout: we need to be perfect, we must make everyone happy, and thinking we're “fine.” Pastor Mike tackles these lies head-on, helping us replace them with truths from God’s Word. For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, check us out at timeofgrace.org where you can also subscribe to our …
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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 sta…
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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 bodi…
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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 …
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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, un…
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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 Jes…
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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 hi…
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