Do you ever feel like you're not growing in your faith the way you're supposed to? It turns out, there are forces working against you--threats to your faith--trying to keep you from flourishing in your relationship with God. One of Jesus' parables--in fact, the one that gets the most space on God's sacred pages--deals with this very issue. It's the story about the sower, the seed, and the soil (Matthew 13). Just as a farmer doesn't toss seed on the ground to get rid of it, God never brings you into contact with his Word for no reason. A farmer wants fruit, and God wants to help you experience more joy, peace, love, etc. If you're wondering why your faith isn't working in some aspects of your life, this broadcast may be what you've been looking for.
What would cause a young woman—a good student and college athlete— with a bright future to do the unthinkable and allow her newborn son to die? Join us to hear a powerful story of forgiveness, restoration and real redemption. Hear from two women who became friends whose relationship was hammered on the anvil of adversity. Be prepared to hear how the Gospel changes everything.
Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 as a pastor at CORE in Madison and now Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as a host and speaker for the Time of Grace, a global media ministry that connects people to God through television, print, and digital resources. He has written numerous books, including 3 Words That Will Change Your Life, Gay & God, How to Heal, Sexpectations, and No Fear Year.
Linda Znachko is the founder of HE KNOWS YOUR NAME ministry. Rooted in the conviction that every life is sacred to God, and that naming children matters deeply, this ministry gives children dignity and honor in death by celebrating their life. Having discipled women for over twenty-five years, Linda has been a speaker for women's events at churches and retreats. Her real passion is sitting one on one, listening to women share their hearts about real life issues.
In 2018 Mikayla Munn pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury or death. That plea resulted in a 12 years prison sentence in the Indiana Women's Prison with three years suspended to formal probation. Munn was released after serving 6 years of that sentence. It was while in prison that she came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.