Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • December 11, 2017 Devotional


    Nearly every year around Christmas and Easter, there will be specials on T.V. or articles in popular magazines attempting to discredit Biblical accounts of the birth or resurrection of Jesus. Some will say other religions had myths about their gods becoming a man. One of the things that sets apart the Christian gospel is that […]

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  • Devotional December 4, 2017


    “Just Skip Church. It’s All Fake News”. That is on a billboard on I-25 in Albuquerque, NM with a manger scene. Many Christians were bothered by it. I’m not. It’s what I would expect from atheists. It also makes me shake my head with a little bit of a laugh. Here’s my reason: I would […]

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  • Devotional/Sermon Summary for Nov. 27, 2017


    This is a summary of my “Off the Grid Sermon” from yesterday. I’d like for you to prayerfully consider these thoughts. To work the works of Him who sent His Son Jesus (John 9:4) to the best degree we can the following things must be in place here at MCC: Be Willing to Change The […]

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  • Thanksgiving Week Devotional 2017


    Remember when the Tonight Show was good?   I’m talking about when it was hosted by Johnny Carson.   He once said this about Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then they discover once a year is WAY too often.” I […]

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  • Devotional for Nov. 13th 2017


    I am thankful for our Military Veterans!   I kicked myself yesterday immediately after the service was over because I forgot to ask our military veterans to stand at the back door so our church family could thank them in person and face to face for their service to our country. My dad was a Korean […]

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  • Devotional for November 6, 2017


    If you’ve been coming to MCC very long, it’s no secret that we are going through some difficult times. And it can be a struggle to not get down about that. I am on a page for preachers (from Christian Churches) on Facebook. Yesterday one of the guys chimed in asking for prayer because of […]

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  • Devotional October 23, 2017


    In yesterday’s sermon I mentioned that Martin Luther said that there were times when he was tempted that he actually shouted out loud, “I’ve been baptized.” There were a few times yesterday (Sunday) afternoon where I had to say to myself, “I’ve been baptized.” I’ve said it today. But just a little bit ago, I […]

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  • 120th Year Anniversary Devotional Thought


    In anticipation of our celebrating our 120 year history, I’ve been doing some reading on churches in America and their lifespan. On average, congregations in America have a lifespan that is similar to that of human beings – about 70 years. House churches have a lifespan of less than 5 years (I was surprised by […]

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  • Devotional October 2, 2017


    “While it looks like things are out of control, behind the scenes there is a God who has not surrendered His authority.” (A.W. Tozer) Those are true words. And waking up this morning to hear of another deadly shooting (this time in Las Vegas), people are asking, “What is going on with people in our […]

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  • Devotional for Sept. 25, 2017


    I was asked by someone what I think about the big divide in our country over the NFL players not standing for the national anthem.   I have some thoughts about it. But those thoughts don’t matter. What difference would it make to share those thoughts? It would not make a positive difference to anyone. 2 […]

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