Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional for April 2, 2018


    Last night a verse came to my mind and I’m not sure what triggered it. Maybe it was the Lord. I don’t know. I pray for leading on what to share in these devotionals. I don’t always know if I’m following God’s leading or my own. That can be kind of a subjective thing and […]

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  • Easter (YES “Easter”) Devotional, 2018


    Be careful about the usual legalism that comes around every holiday. At Christmas, some who claim to be Christians will try to steal our joy in celebrating the birth of Jesus.  They do this by pointing out all of the so-called pagan practices we are participating in with some of the customs. NO one thinks […]

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  • GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE


    Make plans to commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus with us on “Good Friday” (next Friday, March 30th) at 6:00 P.M. We have never had such a service before.  We will focus solely on the cross and will end with communion.  Scholars believe the actual crucifixion took place on April 3, A.D. 30 or April 7th […]

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  • Devotional March 19, 2018


    One of the problems with training to be physically fit is the temptation to slack off in one area if you’re doing well in another. In your mind you tell yourself, “I’ve earned this.” Every week, I workout 4 or 5 days at the gym.   I do this fairly early in the morning.   (I don’t […]

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  • Devotional March 5, 2018


    In Zechariah 4:6 we read that God said, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” That is how Gideon was able to send home thousands upon thousands of soldiers and defeat the enormous Midianite army with 300 soldiers carrying nothing but torches, trumpets and clay pots. That’s […]

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  • Devotional February 26, 2018


    We are sometimes such a mess. And we make things more of a mess by turning to anything but the Lord.   If you can pull yourself away from what you’re doing for about 3 minutes (if you think that’s said with a sarcastic tone – you’re right J), turn in your Bible to Amos chapter […]

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  • Devotional Feb. 19, 2018


    For those of you who are not on Facebook, allow me to let you know what you are missing. You are missing out on a social media outlet where people will spout off some very questionable (putting it politely) opinions. Others will click a “like” button to vote with their support and others may even […]

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  • Devotional Feb. 12, 2018


    “We’re on a mission from God.” Those words are a quote from the movie Blues Brothers – which I loved back in the late 70’s. Someone gave me a T-shirt that says, “I’m on a mission from God.” Friday is my day off. Cindy and I went to Biscuit house in east Nashville, near our […]

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  • New Sermon Series on Titus


    Yesterday, we began looking at the book of Titus.  The title of the series is: SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT IN THE CHURCH. This coming Sunday we will be looking at what Paul said to Titus about selecting elders.   We will consider what God expects elders to be like, what He expects elders to do and […]

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  • February 5, 2018 Devotional


    Something from A. W. Tozer grabbed my attention. He spoke of the distance between a person and God not being that of distance but of character. You could put an angel and an ape in the same room and even though their distance would be a couple of feet, their character would make them millions […]

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