Rev. Mike Novotny
What’s Big Starts Small: Six Threats to the Great Faith God Wants to Grow in You, Rev. Mike Novotny
God’s Word is a seed.
Jesus’ metaphor explains so much about our lives of faith. Why do we often feel spiritually stuck despite our daily prayers, morning devotions, and Sunday services? Why does the Word seem to work miracles one day and seem to do nothing the next? Are we doing something wrong? Are you?
Jesus knows. In the parable of the sower, the story that gets more words in Scripture than any other that Jesus told, our Savior warned us about the six specific threats to great faith—pride, pain, worries, wealth, wanting, and not waiting—six ways that the devil, the world, and our flesh prevent the Word from working as God wants. At the same time, Jesus’ story promises power and grace to all of us who long for the message to bless us in big and unexpected ways.
This presentation, based off the recently released book What’s Big Starts Small, will help you identify the specific threats to your faith and, with the Spirit’s help, protect God’s Word until it grows into the harvest that our Sower in heaven always intended.
Rev. Mike Novotny
Mike Novotny pours his Jesus-based joy into his ministry as a pastor at The CORE (Appleton, Wis.) and as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, a global media ministry that connects people to God through television, print, and digital resources. Unafraid to bring grace and truth to the toughest topics of our time, he has written numerous books, including 3 Words That Will Change Your Life, Gay & God, How to Heal, Sexpectations, and No Fear Year. Mike lives with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Maya; runs long distances; and plays soccer with other middle-aged men whose best days are long behind them.