Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.  […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Devotional- April 20, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, The Tennessee “Social” Club (a.k.a. Swingers Club) has been blocked from obtaining a permit to open in Madison due to the quick action of many Christians from local churches.   Lawmakers made it illegal for a sexual business to open within 1,000 feet of a school and changed the zoning […]

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  • Devotional- April 13, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, I received a phone call here at the church office today from a woman calling to urge me to go to a conference in the Nashville area that will help our church in our ministry through the best use of modern technology.  She was passionate in her attempts to […]

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  • Devotional- March 30th, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, I enjoy what has become a “tradition” at Easter time.  I don’t know if “enjoy” is really the right word to describe what I experience as I watch the latest attempts to discredit the resurrection of Jesus.  But I am fascinated in trying to understand what it is that […]

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  • Devotional- March 23rd, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, In one scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, the two main characters “Vincent” and “Jules” are on their way to commit a multiple murder of some young men who owed their boss a lot of money.  While driving across town, they are laughing and just talking about seemingly irrelevant […]

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  • Devotional- March 16th, 2015


    To Our Church Family and Friends, Many will wear green tomorrow.   The Chicago River is dyed green (in honor of Ireland).  I bought Irish Cream Coffee Creamer this morning.   People will consume large amounts of alcohol tomorrow – some have already started. How in the world did this come to be associated with one of […]

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  • Devotional – March 2nd, 2015


    What about our allegiance to our country?  I admit to loving our country.  I was born and raised to do so in my home and in my home church.  I am deeply thankful to our military men and women who have given their lives and are willing to put their lives on the line for […]

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