Engaging in the Bible is one of Orchard Hill’s strategic ways of accomplishing our mission: To help next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world. One of the primary ways we reflect regularly on God’s Word is through Daily Scriptures.
August 29 marked the 7th anniversary of Daily Scriptures, which started back on the day of the 2010 Gathering. The Daily Scriptures arrive via email to the computers and phones of well over 1,500 subscribers every day, reaching even more people through Orchard Hill’s website.
Each daily entry contains a short passage from the Bible accompanied by questions and observations that encourage readers to reflect on what’s being said – and to respond through their actions and thoughts.
“We've posted a Daily Scriptures entry for every day since the 2010 Gathering, a total of 2,605 entries,” said Clint Wrede, who along with Alice Shirey, leads the Daily Scripture effort. “We've read scriptures from 23 of the 27 New Testament books and 26 of the 39 Old Testament books. Several of the New Testament books we’ve read through 2 to 3 times. We've also read at least part of all 150 Psalms (And in perhaps another year or so, we'll have read all of all of them.)”
The entries often track along with the Sunday-morning teaching series, and sometimes they guide the readers straight through a particular book of the Bible. Weekend entries are often taken from the Psalms and the Gospels. Along with Clint and Alice, the team of writers also includes Ed & Sally Baker, Maribeth Boelts, Jessi Brogan, Andrea Pingel and Michelle Meyer.
To read or subscribe to the Daily Scriptures, visit our website: orchardhillchurch.org/scripture.