Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional for February 20, 2017


    In yesterday’s sermon I mentioned the debate over “Open Theism”. This refers to the belief some Christians have that God does not know all things about the future.   They believe God has limited Himself in order to keep human free will intact.  He knows when the second coming will be and how He will bring […]

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  • Devotional on Hope February 13, 2017


    My friend Al is in Zimbabwe. He posted a picture today of something I saw while I was there with him 12 years ago from this date. It is a picture of a couple of Zimbabwe children sleeping on the curb of a street. I wonder what keeps them going. If you could speak with […]

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  • Devotional February 6, 2017


    How could the Falcons lose the Super Bowl when they were up by 25 point? It was something none of us had ever seen before. I have heard the Monday morning experts claiming they believed the Patriots were going to come back and win it. IF they did believe it, I doubt any of them […]

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  • Devotional about the immigration problem January 31, 2017


    Oh man is this country divided over so many things!  And now the immigration of refugees into our country is another topic for discussion and division.  Christians are practically at each other’s throats over this.  Our enemy (the devil) is so clever in the way he turns brothers and sisters in Christ into enemies. Jack […]

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  • Devotional for January 23, 2017


    I am looking forward to our new sermon series I plan to begin on the first Sunday in February on the Greatness of God.  I will be doing several sermons on the attributes of God.  On Sunday, Feb. 5th I will call our attention to the glory of God. We should hunger more for God […]

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  • Devotional for January 16, 2017


    Sometimes God is difficult to figure out.   And asking “Why?” can sometimes lead to frustration as often times there aren’t any clear-cut answers that will make sense of everything.  Just take a look at some of the things we see in the New Testament.  There are paradoxes everywhere.    God lets the wicked Jewish leaders off the hook (at least […]

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  • December 27, 2016 Devotiona


    Don’t pitch the idea of New Years Resolutions.  They do have value.  Have you ever kept a New Year’s Resolution?  I have.  And I am sure many of yo have too.  Of course we’ve all broken some.  Some were just unrealistic.  Others were but our lack of discipline took over again. Here is a a […]

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  • Devotional for December 19, 2016


    Bethlehem – why did God choose Bethlehem of all places?  People attach significance to a town based on its size and name recognition.  In the OT, there are a few lists of the cities in Israel and in Judah and Bethlehem isn’t even mentioned.  In Ezra’s listing of the people who came back to Jerusalem […]

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  • Devotional Dec. 5, 2016


    Yesterday, I preached about Mary’s perspective on Christmas.  Her heartfelt worship and awe of God is a model for us and how we should look at the incarnation of God in Christ at this time of year (and all year).  I mentioned Mary’s example of saying, “…let it be to me according to your word.”  […]

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  • Devotional for November 28, 2016


    In the great Christmas hymn Hark! The Herald Angels Sing there is a phrase, “Mild, he lays his glory by.”  That is quite a profound truth.  It is saying that Jesus was so mild that He willingly laid aside His glory that He had as God the Son – equal with the Father.  Paul said in Philippians 2:6 […]

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