Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

Take Up the Cross

Today's Scripture Matthew 16:24-27 (NIV) Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels,... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 3 comments

Bypass the Suffering?

Today's Scripture Matthew 16:21-23 (NIV) From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!" 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 3 comments

Revealed by God

Today's Scripture Matthew 16:13-20 (NIV) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" 14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 4 comments

Rules or Relationships?

Today's Scripture Matthew 15:1-11 (NIV) Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!" 3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.' 5 But you say that if a man says to his... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Monday, January 28, 2013 | 6 comments

Get Out of the Boat

Today's Scripture Matthew 14:22-33 (NIV) Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.    25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 3 comments