Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • Devotional June 19, 2017


    Have you ever had someone criticize you and the criticism was so wild that you started to laugh thinking they were joking, only to find out they were dead serious? I have had this happen. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I started to smirk, getting ready to laugh and then realized, “This person […]

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  • Devotional for June 12, 2017


    We had a dog named Dixie. She was a very sweet Bassett Hound. Because of a medical procedure we had done on her we had to put one of those cone-shaped collars on her. She didn’t like it. She wanted it off and she ran all over trying to run it along the ground or […]

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  • Devotional June 5, 2017


    One of our church members (Douglas Dube) showed this devotional to me yesterday after worship.  It resonated with me so much that I decided to use it for our MCC weekly devotional.  It was written by Carlo Carreto. “How baffling you are, oh Church, and yet how I love you!  How you have made me […]

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  • Devotional May 30, 2017


    Relaxing is nice and enjoyable. But working out is good for us too. Both are necessary to be balanced. Nothing helps us to get in better physical shape than doing some kind of resistance training. Walking, jogging, lifting and other exercises provide some resistance that stimulate our muscles to grow. James 1:2-4,12 tells us to […]

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