Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Easter Wake-up Call


    What difference does Easter make? It has been said that Easter is an alarm clock for some people. It wakes some Christians up from a spiritual slumber. It wakes some unbelievers up to the reality that there is more to this life. In the Bible there is a relationship between “indicatives” and “imperatives”. Indicatives tell […]

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  • Devotional on Church Health or Sickness


    A few years ago Thom Rainer (from Lifeway here in Nashville) did a study of the congregations in America. Rough estimates suggest that about 10% of congregations are healthy; 40% have symptoms of sickness; 40% are very sick; and 10% are dying. Of those churches that are very sick or are dying, he found that […]

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  • Devotional about the reaction of Christians to The Beauty and The Beast


    Here we go again. Hollywood does something that is somewhat questionable and Christians overreact. I am referring to the mayhem among Christians over a supposed gay character making his way into the soon to be released remake of the great story of The Beauty and The Beast.   I read an article calling on Christians to […]

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  • When Christians Disagree (Devotional 2-27-17)


    What should a church do when two people who love the Lord can’t see eye to eye? In Philippians 4 the Apostle Paul pleaded with two ladies (Euodia and Syntyche) to agree with each other. He asked others in the church to “help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the […]

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  • 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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