Madison Christian Church

Devotionals from Tim Baines, Sr. Minister

  • Devotional November 7, 2016


    Someone once said, “There is one thing we can learn from history: that we do not learn from history.” I read an article in a Catholic publication that is thought provoking. The article commented about man’s desire to be like God as seen in the building of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. The […]

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  • October 31, 2016 Devotional


    This is Halloween.  You will find Christians who say it is wrong to celebrate this “holiday” because it is anything but a “holy day”.  Some will even go so far as to say you are sinning if you allow your kids to dress up in costumes and trick or treat.  You will also find Christians who will say […]

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  • Devotional October 24, 2016


    Discipline!  Even the mention of the word brings up bad feelings.   Some have been abused in the name of discipline.   But discipline (when done appropriately) is a good thing.  God disciplines us according to Hebrews 12:5,6.  The writer tells us not to take God’s discipline lightly or be wearied by it because He disciplines those […]

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  • 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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