Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional for Jan. 14, 2018


    I am attempting to be less cynical.  In an article my brother sent to me which Cindy and I read for our devotional this morning, Max Lucado said, “I will refuse to be cynical…the tool of the lazy thinker.”  I hated that line!  My first temptation was to be cynical about it. One thing I […]

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  • Happy New Year Devotional


    Would you say you are closer to the Lord now then you were at the end of 2017?  If so, what have you been doing to draw closer to Him?  If not, what have you been neglecting? I was encouraged by those who said one of their resolutions for 2019 is to read through the […]

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  • Christmas Eve 2018 Devotional


    I have always been a huge fan of the Beatles. When they came to the United States they took our country and really the world by storm. They took the popularity Elvis had and raised it up a notch. In their 3rd of 9 appearances on the Ed Sullivan show, Mr. Sullivan said, “These youngsters […]

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  • Devotional for December 17, 2018


    Yesterday the main point of the sermon from the example of Zechariah and Elizabeth (the parents of John the Baptist) was this: Develop a heart that is sold out to the Lord. I am concerned about the lack of passion for Jesus among American Christians – including myself. We would SAY we are passionate about […]

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  • Devotional for December 10, 2018


    I heard about a girl who in breaking up with her boyfriend wrote this note: “I will always cherish the initial misconception I had about you.” That’s a dagger. It’s like, “I love who I thought you were”. You can’t love someone for what you wish they were. Real love doesn’t happen in fantasy. It […]

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  • Lauren Daigle’s comments on homosexuality


    Like many of you, I enjoy hearing Lauren Daigle.  She is a phenomenal singer (she sounds very much like Adele) and loves the Lord. Recently, she was interviewed as she has been getting a great deal of attention in the secular market.  The interviewer asked her if homosexuality is a sin. You would think she […]

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  • Devotional for December 3, 2018


    This season is referred to as “the Christmas season”. I think that is fitting and fine. The angel said to the shepherds in the field, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people” (Luke 2:10). It was good news not just for the Jews but for “all the […]

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  • Devotional for Nov. 26, 2018


    How well do you deal with people who betray you? I’m reading a fascinating book by a former professor of mine who taught Psychology and Pastoral Care & Counseling. The book is Judas and the Criminal Mind.   The author (Dr. Tom Ewald) delves into the reasons given to us in the Bible for Judas’s betrayal […]

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  • Thanksgiving week Devotional 2018


    On October 3, 1789, President George Washington said this in proclaiming the first Thanksgiving day designated by the national Government of the United States: “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection […]

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  • Devotional Nov. 12, 2018


    C.S. Lewis wrote, “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” What are you relying on God for today? Have you told Him? It’s almost as if we forget that truth and start relying on other things in our lives or turning to ourselves. I […]

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