Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional- July 20, 2015


    Of living generations, the Millennials (born between 1980-1995), are the least religiously affiliated.  They have a mainly negative view of the Bible even though 62% of non-Christian millennials have never read the Bible.  They think the Bible is loaded with myths, fairy tales and outdated beliefs.  30% believe it can be useful for teaching morality […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- July 13, 2015


    Whenever we are gone on vacation as we were last week, we attend a church on Sundays.   And last week in FL, we attended a church that was a well-oiled machine in some ways.  They had many volunteers, a friendly nursery for our grandson, plenty of coffee, a ton of printed material that was free, […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- June 29, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, Some who were in our worship service yesterday may have wondered why I did not change my sermon to speak about the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize homosexual marriage.  I did not address it for a few reasons: 1. I am not in favor of letting the doings of […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- June 22, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, Like a few of our elders, I got to enjoy visiting with Sam Leftwich in the hospital this past week.    Sam and I got to talking about our human bodies that are breaking down.  All of us are breaking down – some at faster rates than others.  We try to […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- June 15, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, When we have some experiences that are so incredibly remarkable, we just have to tell someone about them.  Sometimes when we attend some concert, see a game or a movie,  or we read a book, we can’t wait to share that experience – usually these days on Facebook. That’s […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- June 8, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, Is there anything in your life that is before God?  Is there anything or anyone you worship other than God?  These questions have to do with the first two commandments in Exodus 20:3-6.  These are reinforced in the New Testament in Jesus’ words in Matthew 4:10 “You shall worship […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- June 1, 2015


    Well it happened again.  I found myself convicted of spiritual pride.  Pride catches us by surprise so often.  And it comes up just as soon as we think we’re being humble.  Humility is the slippery virtue – once you think you have it, it’s gone. Here’s what happened.  I read a FB post by someone […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- May 26, 2015


    A member of our church posted a video on FB yesterday that I enjoyed watching.  It was a speech given by Ronald Reagan about Memorial Day.  It was a very moving video in a number of respects that should make any American grateful to be a citizen of this country.   While I love this nation […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- May 4, 2015


    I remember a story from a few years ago where a woman was arrested for negligence and other charges due to the fact that she left her two young children alone at home, while she went off on a brief foreign vacation.  Many of us were dumbfounded how a mother could do such a thing.  […]

    Read More
  • Devotional- April 27, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, We Christians have a delicate balancing act on our hands.  On the one hand we are to let our lights shine so people will see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matt. 5:16).  In the very first verse of the next chapter and in the same […]

    Read More