Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • Devotional Aug. 27th 2018


    Recently a friend Cindy and I have made a comment about someone they know who died. The person said they just picture their friend in heaven doing the thing that gave him enjoyment in life. There was no mention of anything about a relationship with God. I received a phone call today from a lady […]

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  • August 20, 2018


    I just read about a church in Indiana that is going through a great deal of turmoil. It is a church that experienced incredible growth to about 3,500 in attendance. I don’t know what will become of it. But recently, the elders of the church asked the two “lead pastors” at their two campuses to […]

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  • Devotional for August 13, 2018


    Yesterday one of our daughters told Cindy and I about a friend who interrupted her as she was praying for her. She asked her not to pray. She claims to not really believe in God or in Jesus.   Yet she also claims to be “a spiritual person”. There are “spiritual” people who speak about meditation. […]

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  • Devotional for August 6, 2018


    I recently read that churches and Christians are often like lobsters. In order to grow, lobsters have to get rid of their old, hard, protective shell and grow a new one. The process is called molting. Lobsters do this about 25 times in the first 5 years of life and then once a year after […]

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