Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

Immersed in the Spirit

Today's Scripture Matthew 3:11-17 (NIV) "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire." 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Monday, December 31, 2012 | 5 comments

It All Starts with Repentance

Today's Scripture Matthew 3:1-6 (NIV) In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:   "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' " 4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Sunday, December 30, 2012 | 2 comments

Repentance Shows Itself in the Practical

Today's Scripture Luke 3:7-14 (NIV) 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 Saturday, December 29, 2012 | 2 comments

Building a Road

Today's Scripture Mark 1:1-6 (NIV) 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 Judean countryside and... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Friday, December 28, 2012 | 3 comments

Fully Human

Today's Scripture Luke 2:51-52 (NIV) 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 human life experiences,... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 2 comments