Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional Sept. 17, 2018


    What did Jesus mean in Matthew 5:13, 14 when He said, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. […]

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  • Devotional for Sept. 4, 2018


    This past Sunday, Cindy I visited a church in the area as I had the Sunday off here at MCC. We hope MCC will be doing some things with this congregation. It is a relatively new congregation (about 4 years old). The people were incredibly friendly and excited about what God was doing. After the […]

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  • Devotional Aug. 27th 2018


    Recently a friend Cindy and I have made a comment about someone they know who died. The person said they just picture their friend in heaven doing the thing that gave him enjoyment in life. There was no mention of anything about a relationship with God. I received a phone call today from a lady […]

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  • August 20, 2018


    I just read about a church in Indiana that is going through a great deal of turmoil. It is a church that experienced incredible growth to about 3,500 in attendance. I don’t know what will become of it. But recently, the elders of the church asked the two “lead pastors” at their two campuses to […]

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  • Devotional for August 13, 2018


    Yesterday one of our daughters told Cindy and I about a friend who interrupted her as she was praying for her. She asked her not to pray. She claims to not really believe in God or in Jesus.   Yet she also claims to be “a spiritual person”. There are “spiritual” people who speak about meditation. […]

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  • Devotional for August 6, 2018


    I recently read that churches and Christians are often like lobsters. In order to grow, lobsters have to get rid of their old, hard, protective shell and grow a new one. The process is called molting. Lobsters do this about 25 times in the first 5 years of life and then once a year after […]

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  • Devotional July 30, 2018


    What do you think of this quote I read recently? Here it is: “Hate is just another word for ‘want but cannot have.’ It was said by a guy who was a Christian, who then became an “almost atheist” and is now somewhere between. He seems to be working his way back toward faith. He […]

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  • Devotional for July 23, 2018


    A.W. Tozer said, “To escape the error of salvation by works, we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.” We have a knack for replacing one error with another. I’ve said that before and I will say it to my dying day. Christian people have done that with things like church attendance. […]

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  • Devotional July 16, 2018


    What a day yesterday was! I read an article last week that had this quote: “ Americans treat church like a product to consume instead of as a family to belong. When we treat church like a product, we consume until our needs are no longer met. When we treat church like a family, we […]

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  • Devotional for July 9, 2018


    “I follow Jesus, not the Bible.” This is a popular saying of many modern day Christians. The idea of serious Bible study that involves some work is thought by many to be merely an intellectual exercise where the heart is disengaged.   And to many modern day “spiritual people”, doctrine means nothing and “loving acts of […]

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