Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

What Does God Want?

Today's Scripture Luke 14:1-6 (NIV) 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?" 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away. 5 Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 2 comments

Tough and Tender

Today's Scripture Luke 13:31-35 (NIV) 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you." 32 He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' 33 In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day--for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! 34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Friday, April 29, 2011 | 3 comments

Reality Check

Today's Scripture Luke 13:22-30 (NIV) 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, 24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir,... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 4 comments

Big Things Come in Small Packages

Today's Scripture Luke 13:18-21 (NIV) 18 Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches." 20 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."   ... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 1 comments

Man-Made Rules or God-Made People?

Today's Scripture Luke 13:10-17 (NIV) 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, "Woman, you are set free from your infirmity." 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. 14 Indignant because Jesus had... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 1 comments