Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

Baptized with the Holy Spirit

Today's Scripture Mark 1:1-8 (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 all... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 3 comments

Now, Go Take Over the World!

Today's Scripture Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV) Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 3 comments

Afraid but Full of Joy

Today's Scripture Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV) After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 3 comments

The Tomb was Secure

Today's Scripture Matthew 27:62-66 (NIV) The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.' 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Monday, February 25, 2013 | 4 comments

It's All True

Today's Scripture Matthew 27:45-54 (NIV) From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah." 48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 5 comments