Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional – September 8th, 2015


    Why does God allow difficult people into our lives?  John Ortberg said in his book The Me I Want to Be that God often uses other people to help us become the best version of who God made us to be – maybe even more than the people we like. The Message paraphrases Jesus’ words […]

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  • Devotional – August 31, 2015


    What do you think of this popular Christian slogan?: “If you don’t feel close to God anymore – guess who moved?”  The implied answer is – “You did.”  That sounds right doesn’t it?  But what about the fact that maybe God moved and you just didn’t follow.  Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, […]

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  • Devotional – August 17th, 2015


    It was suggested to me to consider giving my devotional thought for the week based upon the passage I am currently memorizing in my time of meditation.  I’m open to suggestions so here it is. This week I am memorizing Colossians 4:5,6 “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of […]

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  • Devotional – August 10th, 2015


    Should Christians abstain from all forms of tobacco and alcoholic products and R-rated movies?  Silly question?  Some Christians would say it’s a silly question because the answer is “Of course we should abstain!”  Others would say, it’s silly question because the answer is “Of course NOT!”  Others would say we should abstain from one or […]

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  • Devotional – August 3rd, 2015


    Many Christians are concerned that we will live to see the persecution of the church in America.  Some argue it is already taking place.  In some ways that may be true.  But persecution for the name of Christ is nothing to fear. It’s kind of ironic that whenever it takes place, even though it is […]

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  • Devotional- July 27, 2015


    Have you ever traded something for something else and regretted it?  When I was a kid we traded baseball cards – based on our favorite players and which ones we thought would be worth something someday.  It was still a fun hobby as a child.  Sports teams trade players and then later regret it.  Sometimes […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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