Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • Devotional May 21, 2017


    There are different directions in worship.  When we get together each Sunday to worship, at least four things take place:  1. We bless God;  2. God bless us; 3. We bless one another; 4. We may even bless an unbeliever who walks in our midst.  All of these directions have a Biblical basis.  But there […]

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  • Devotional for May 16, 2017


    There was a man in the early church named Joseph.   Acts 4:36,37 says He sold a field and took the money and laid it at the Apostles’ feet. What did that mean? He was saying, “This money belongs to the Lord. It’s not mine. Do with it what you believe will advance God’s kingdom.” The […]

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  • Devotional May 8, 2017


    Have you tried anything extravagant for God lately? If so, how did it go over with others who may have seen it? (Of course if we do some such thing to be noticed by others – there’s another issue). If you’ve recently tried to do something out of your love for God not caring if […]

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