Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • 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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