Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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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  • Devotional Sept. 11, 2017


    Do you remember where you were when you heard the twin towers fell, the Pentagon was attacked and another plane went down in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001? I do. I had just finished meeting with a guy for breakfast to talk about becoming a member of the church where I was serving at the […]

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  • Devotional September 4, 2017


    Someone we know from another town and another state posted something on Facebook that they were doing yesterday (Sunday) morning. They were not going to church that day. I wonder what they missed. I’d like for you to consider two good reasons we should not miss going to church on Sundays (and yes I understand […]

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  • Devotional August 28, 2017


    We are living in a time when the Bible is being reinterpreted to mean things it never meant. One of the primary rules of interpreting any ancient document(s) is that it cannot mean something it never meant. That would be putting words into the mouths (pens) of those writers. When Jesus said the two greatest […]

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  • Devotional for August 21, 2017


    I realize the eclipse taking place today will not result in total darkness. But the solar eclipse hoopla has reminded me of a quote from Julius Africanus who cites the historian Thallus who tried to explain away the darkness during Jesus’ crucifixion. “‘Thallus, in the third book of his histories, explains away this darkness as an […]

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