Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional April 1, 2019


    I read an article about the fact that many popular Christian authors are teaching things that are unbiblical.  One example the author cited is the way some writers confuse uncontroversial statements with moral positions.  For example, a popular Christian writer posted on her Facebook page that she wanted to make it very clear where she […]

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  • Devotional for 2-25-19


    God has been so refreshing.  Here are some recent examples: our basement nearing completion and looking better than I ever anticipated (!) with so many members and non-members working together and giving so much time (on Saturdays and through the week); our Advisory Team (made up of men and women of MCC) are helping me […]

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  • Devotional for 2-18-19


    Political views and biases cause many people to do strange things.  One’s bias against a particular President can cause that person to see bad in everything he does.  People can have a view on some issue when their candidate is in charge and then, when their political rival comes along and has the same view, […]

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  • Devotional for Feb. 11, 2019


    Not long ago a good Christian friend and brother in Christ who was going through a painful trial in life asked me, “Do you really believe God responds to our prayers?”  I told him I believe God really does respond to prayer.  I believe God has chosen prayer to be a major vehicle for His […]

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  • Devotional for February 4, 2019


    I read an article recently about the importance for Christians to have a church family with whom they worship IN PERSON.  I am glad we have our worship service on line for the sake of those who are ill, hospitalized or unable to get out of their homes on their own.  I genuinely think that’s […]

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  • Devotional/Reflections for Jan. 28, 2019


    This is not a devotional in the traditional sense.  What I have to say today could be categorized/labeled as “reflections”.   Our worship time yesterday was one of those times where it seemed like God’s presence was especially evident.  I’m not sure why.  I pray for that every week for the coming Sunday worship time.  We […]

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  • Devotional for Jan. 21, 2019


    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day.   He was a good man in a number of ways but had his flaws morally and theologically.  I do not celebrate those things about him.  I have many deep disagreements with some of his views regarding the Divinity of Jesus, the resurrection, the virgin conception, the reliability of […]

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  • Devotional for Jan. 14, 2018


    I am attempting to be less cynical.  In an article my brother sent to me which Cindy and I read for our devotional this morning, Max Lucado said, “I will refuse to be cynical…the tool of the lazy thinker.”  I hated that line!  My first temptation was to be cynical about it. One thing I […]

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  • Happy New Year Devotional


    Would you say you are closer to the Lord now then you were at the end of 2017?  If so, what have you been doing to draw closer to Him?  If not, what have you been neglecting? I was encouraged by those who said one of their resolutions for 2019 is to read through the […]

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  • Christmas Eve 2018 Devotional


    I have always been a huge fan of the Beatles. When they came to the United States they took our country and really the world by storm. They took the popularity Elvis had and raised it up a notch. In their 3rd of 9 appearances on the Ed Sullivan show, Mr. Sullivan said, “These youngsters […]

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