Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

Repentance Shows Itself in the Practical

Today's Scripture Luke 3:7-14 (NIV) 7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 9 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Friday, December 31, 2010

Building a Road

Today's Scripture Mark 1:1-6 (NIV) 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"-- 3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord,make straight paths for him.' "  4 And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fully Human

Today's Scripture Luke 2:51-52 (NIV) 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. Today's Message FULLY HUMAN We don’t get much of a glimpse at Jesus’ childhood, but this little passage tells us one very important thing:  Jesus is fully human (while also being fully divine).  He had normal... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An Extraordinary Young Man

Today's Scripture Luke 2:41-50 (NIV) 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Today's Scripture Matthew 2:16-18 (NIV) 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:  18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Monday, December 27, 2010