Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional Sept. 11, 2017


    Do you remember where you were when you heard the twin towers fell, the Pentagon was attacked and another plane went down in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001? I do. I had just finished meeting with a guy for breakfast to talk about becoming a member of the church where I was serving at the […]

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  • Devotional September 4, 2017


    Someone we know from another town and another state posted something on Facebook that they were doing yesterday (Sunday) morning. They were not going to church that day. I wonder what they missed. I’d like for you to consider two good reasons we should not miss going to church on Sundays (and yes I understand […]

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  • Devotional August 28, 2017


    We are living in a time when the Bible is being reinterpreted to mean things it never meant. One of the primary rules of interpreting any ancient document(s) is that it cannot mean something it never meant. That would be putting words into the mouths (pens) of those writers. When Jesus said the two greatest […]

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  • Devotional for August 21, 2017


    I realize the eclipse taking place today will not result in total darkness. But the solar eclipse hoopla has reminded me of a quote from Julius Africanus who cites the historian Thallus who tried to explain away the darkness during Jesus’ crucifixion. “‘Thallus, in the third book of his histories, explains away this darkness as an […]

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  • Mankind’s Problem (Aug. 14, 2017)


    In response to the news out of Charlottesville, VA this past weekend, I read on Facebook a post by a good young Christian lady who asked, “What is wrong with people?!” I didn’t leave a response because it is so easy to be taken the wrong way. But I’ll risk that with you. What is […]

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  • Devotional July 31, 2017


    The early church had an impact on their culture. Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world…” He was speaking about the influence of kingdom people on the world. There was a Roman historian named Pliny the Younger. He constantly wrote letters to the Emperor of Rome whose […]

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  • Devotional July 24, 2017


    On this past Saturday morning, I asked the guys in my Men’s True North Discipleship group if they would say they are closer to the Lord right now than they were one year ago at this time. I think that is a good but convicting question to ask. And, how do we measure it?   Some […]

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  • Devotional July 17, 2017


    When you hear that you have been “justified”, how do you understand that? We read in Romans 3:23,24 “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” So often we tend to think of being […]

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  • Devotional for July 10, 2017


    Here are a couple of convicting questions for the early part of this week: 1. Do you really believe people are eternally lost if they do not trust and follow Christ? 2. If so, what are you doing about it? Do we believe that Jesus Christ is the only way people can look forward to […]

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  • Devotional June 26, 2017


    Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37). What is the best way for you to draw close to love the Lord? Jesus spoke of using our heart, soul and mind. He was saying we need to get […]

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