Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • Interesting Bit of U.S. History on this Election Eve


    For years we have been told that one of our nation’s founding fathers was a deist.  Deism is the belief that God created the universe and left it to run on its own and has no interaction with what takes place in that universe whatsoever.  This prayer would suggest that what we’ve been told is […]

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  • November 5, 2018


    We are living in a day and age where many people, Christians included, base their beliefs and practices on feelings more than they do on what they understand the Bible to teach. This is true in all ages but according to polls it is especially true among younger adults. I don’t remember the % but […]

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  • Devotional for Oct. 22, 2018


    Here’s a question to start your week: Do you love God unconditionally? Think about that. We often hear of God’s unconditional love for us. I do believe salvation is conditional upon what we do with His offer of salvation in His Son Jesus. But His love for us is unconditional. That is something you have […]

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  • Devotional for Oct. 14, 2018


    I love seeing a joyful spirit at the church. I have been seeing that on our workdays and in people who’ve been coming in through the week to work on the basement remodel project. That joy is contagious. I love seeing a joyful spirit on Wednesday nights too! It’s so evident. And all of that […]

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  • Devotional Oct. 8, 2018


    I’m tired and refreshed at the same time. This past weekend we had our annual men’s retreat at the Lithgow’s cabin on Center Hill lake. The beauty is captivating. The cabin is huge. The food was incredible and there was way too much of it (not that I’m complaining!). The interaction with the men was […]

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  • October 1, 2018 Devotional


    Cindy and I usually take vacations together. But every now and then I get away with my friend Al. Every year in January we go golf in FL. Cindy has been very gracious about that. It’s a good time for Al and I just to play golf and watch movies and eat like we shouldn’t […]

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  • Devotional for September 24, 2018


    Sometimes when I pray my mind wanders. I’ve thought about this often. And I wonder, “Does this mean I’m not praying sincerely?” It happens like this… I begin to pray and then a random thought comes to my mind about something I wish I hadn’t said to Cindy or to someone else; or I feel […]

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  • 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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