Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional – August 18, 2014


    Does your fear of what people may say about you ever cause you to compromise your convictions as a Christian?  If not – good!  Remain strong.  If so – let me encourage you to not fall into cowardice. In yesterday’s message on Revelation 21:6-8, I mentioned that God said the “cowardly” will be among those […]

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  • Devotional – August 11, 2014


    In 1982, there was a story on the ABC evening news that seems unbelievable but I’ve checked it out and it seems it was true.  They reported there was an art display (if you call this “art”) that had a chair affixed to a shotgun.  To view this display you were to sit in the […]

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  • Devotional – August 5, 2014


    I have wondered how much of our lives we spend waiting in lines.  We wait in line daily.  We wait in lines at the grocery store; in traffic; at fast food restaurants; at amusement parks; to get tickets for a movie or a concert.  It would be interesting (if not depressing) to know how many […]

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  • Devotional – July 28, 2014


    Cindy and I were at a wedding this past Saturday at our former home in northern IN.  We saw many old friends and visited with them at the reception and had a wonderful time.  We spoke to some about where we would be worshiping on Sunday morning.  One thing bothered both of us.  There were […]

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  • Devotional – July 14, 2014


     We sometimes take our eyesight for granted.  Nearly everything we do depends upon our ability to see.  Imagine going through a day entirely blindfolded and the limitations that would set upon you.  Someone who is blind physically lives in total darkness.  Their bodies could be in a well lit room or outside on a cloudless […]

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  • Devotional – July 7, 2014


    We can be quirky people.  Most of us are quick to point to passages that highlight the sins we are not currently committing.  And we say, “See?!  God hates this sin!”  Most of us would look at 1 Cor. 6:9-11 and what would be the one sin most of us would point to and say, […]

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  • Devotional – June 30, 2014


    As we look forward to celebrating Independence Day, I think it would be fitting to pray for our nation and our nation’s leaders as Paul calls upon Christians to do in 1 Timothy 2:1,2 and then says this is pleasing to God. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, […]

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  • Devotional – June 23, 2014


    How do you handle discouragement when pursuing a dream the Lord has laid on your heart?  I love and admire Nehemiah.  He believed God laid it upon his heart to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.   In Nehemiah 4 we read of character named Sanballat who  ridiculed the Jews with Nehemiah.  He said (I’m paraphrasing him), […]

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  • Devotional – June 16, 2014


    I am concerned about a bad direction I see in many churches.  There is an obsession with “being relevant”.  And they are so preoccupied with this that some of them seem willing to throw overboard or simply sweep under the carpet some things the Bible says.  Why?  To make the church more appealing to unbelievers.  […]

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  • Devotional – June 9, 2014


    Sometimes I get caught up in things without realizing it.  For example, there are many posts on Facebook from Christians who are very offended by the fact that people of this world often make fun of Christians and give us derogatory labels and seem to be trying to force their agendas down our throats etc.  And I […]

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