Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

It's the Heart that Counts

Today's Scripture Mark 7:14-37 (NIV) Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.  15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them." [16] 17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.  18 "Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 3 comments

Only a Form of Godliness

Today's Scripture Mark 7:1-13 (NIV) The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus  2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.  4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Friday, February 27, 2015 | 53 comments

Extra-Ordinary

Today's Scripture Mark 6:53-56 (NIV) When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.  54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.  55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.  56 And wherever he went-into villages, towns or countryside-they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 2 comments

Beheading Christ-Followers

Today's Scripture Mark 6:17-29 (NIV) For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.  18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."  19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,  20 because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 3 comments

Twelve Years of Suffering

Today's Scripture Mark 5:24-34 (NIV) A large crowd followed and pressed around him.  25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.  26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.  27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,  28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be... Read More
Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 2 comments