Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional, January 29, 2018


    Tony Evans tells a story of a time when he was in seminary and had to write a paper. He took great pride in always striving to get an A on every paper. So as usual he researched carefully and worked hard on what he thought was a well-thought-out paper expecting to get an A […]

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  • Interview Sunday, Jan. 28th With Lisa Cathcart


    I am glad to be back from vacation (as fun as it was).  This past Sunday was what is annually referred to as Sanctity of Human Life Weekend.  It was 45 years ago yesterday (Jan. 22nd) that abortion was legalized.  Since that time approximately 60 million abortions have taken place in the U.S.  So this […]

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  • Devotional for January 2, 2018


    I am praying that as a church MCC will have a heavenly influence in the people who walk through the doors of this church building to worship with us. I am praying we will have a heavenly influence upon the lives of people who are outside of these doors. That’s what we are supposed to […]

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  • Devotional Dec. 26, 2017


    The end of one year and the approaching of a new year is and should be a time of reflection. We are told in 2 Cor. 13:5 “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.   Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? –unless indeed […]

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  • Devotional December 18th 2017


    You’ve probably heard that there is no evidence as to the exact date of the birth of Jesus. You may have also heard that December 25th was chosen by Christians in the 4th century because it was a date when pagans celebrated one of the Roman gods. The theory is that Christians took that date […]

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  • December 12, 2017 Devotional


    Here is a quote from Jonathan Edwards a great Puritan preacher.  I obviously don’t agree with all of his theological positions as he aligned more with Calvinistic ideas.  But this quote is very good for all of us to consider. “The spiritually proud person is preoccupied with the state of the spiritual health of others. […]

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  • December 11, 2017 Devotional


    Nearly every year around Christmas and Easter, there will be specials on T.V. or articles in popular magazines attempting to discredit Biblical accounts of the birth or resurrection of Jesus. Some will say other religions had myths about their gods becoming a man. One of the things that sets apart the Christian gospel is that […]

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  • Devotional December 4, 2017


    “Just Skip Church. It’s All Fake News”. That is on a billboard on I-25 in Albuquerque, NM with a manger scene. Many Christians were bothered by it. I’m not. It’s what I would expect from atheists. It also makes me shake my head with a little bit of a laugh. Here’s my reason: I would […]

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  • Devotional/Sermon Summary for Nov. 27, 2017


    This is a summary of my “Off the Grid Sermon” from yesterday. I’d like for you to prayerfully consider these thoughts. To work the works of Him who sent His Son Jesus (John 9:4) to the best degree we can the following things must be in place here at MCC: Be Willing to Change The […]

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  • Thanksgiving Week Devotional 2017


    Remember when the Tonight Show was good?   I’m talking about when it was hosted by Johnny Carson.   He once said this about Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then they discover once a year is WAY too often.” I […]

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