Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional Oct. 10, 2016


    In what ways are you specifically TAKING ONE STEP FORWARD in your walk with Jesus?  I capitalized those words as it is a theme we’ve been trying to get in the minds of everyone here at MCC.  We are convinced that every Christian can take at least one step forward. I would assume if you […]

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  • Devotional October 3, 2016


    So what have you been doing today to help yourself spiritually? What have you been avoiding to help yourself spiritually?  Spiritual depression has some parallels to physical/psychological depression.   When a person is depressed, physicians and psychologists will likely examine what the individual has been doing and what they’ve not been doing to help themselves physically. […]

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  • Devotional for September 26, 2016


    Have you ever experienced spiritual depression?  I have.  I battle with it occasionally – sometimes for obvious reasons, other times it’s a mystery.   You probably know many Christian people who simply seem unhappy in life.  They could be described as miserable people.  They display nothing that resembles the joy of the Lord. In Psalm 42 […]

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  • Devotional for Sept. 19, 2016


    Beware of false teachings.  They come in many varieties.   I will be preaching about the dangers of false teachers for a few Sundays coming up in our series on 2 Peter.  In letters toward the end of their lives, John and Peter were combatting false teachings.   The Apostle John said in 1 John 2:3 “And […]

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  • Sept. 12th Devotional


    There is a great deal of patriotism in the air due to 9-11.  Most of us remember very well what we were doing on 9-11-01 when the Islamic terrorists attacked our nation.  I was livid with everyone else and wanted to see revenge meted out swiftly and severely.  And yesterday many of us were reminded […]

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  • On Death and Our Hope


    I just read a post from a friend of mine that made me sad.  Mike Grooms is the brother-in-law of my friend Al as he is married to Al’s sister Enise.  Mike and Enise came here a few years ago to speak at our Wednesday night study on Christianity and Islam.  Mike is currently preaching […]

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  • Devotional August 29, 2016


    TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD.  That’s pretty easy to do physically.  And it can and should be done spiritually speaking too.   On September 18th I will begin a new sermon series on 2 Peter.  And the theme I will be developing is Take One Step Forward.  Gary Reed heads up our Mission Ministry Team.  And in […]

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  • Devotional for August 22, 2016


    One of my nieces is in a college class on religion.  She had to ask several ministers a list of questions.  She contacted me.  I told her I’d try my best.  One of the questions is this: What are the primary challenges facing the church over the next five years. I told her I see […]

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  • August 15, 2016 Devotional


    I enjoy the Olympics.   Sometimes while  I watch these athletes I think of the behind the scenes stories of their lives.  There are hours of tedious and painful workout sessions that go in to making an Olympic athlete.  Their level of athleticism and physical fitness did not happen by accident.  I try not to think […]

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  • August 8, 2016 Devotional


    Why do we do the things we do in church?  How does it relate to the great commission to make disciples of all people as Jesus told us to do in Matthew 28:19-20?  Paul spoke to the Colossians in 1:6 about the gospel bearing fruit among them and all over the world?  Is the gospel […]

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