The Methodist Lectionary is a version of the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary. Lectionary tables allow the finding of the readings designated for the principal and secondary services for each Sunday and certain holy days and special occasions on a three-year cycle. The purpose of this index is to enable preachers to look up the days for which any particular passage is assigned.

Some Sundays at the end of the Epiphany season and at the end of the lectionary year rarely occur. Some passages are very rarely read because they are allocated to these Sundays. In churches that do not have a second service, the readings in the secondary list may never be used. Preachers may find a goldmine by looking at some of these.


Old Testament & Apocrypha

Pg 1 - Genesis - Job
Pg 2 - Psalms
Pg 3 - Proverbs-Malachi Pg 4 - Apocrypha

New Testament

Pg 6 - Luke, John
Pg 7 - Acts-Revelation

Books in Biblical Order

Old Testament:

Genesis Exodus Leviticus
Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua
Judges Ruth 1 Samuel
2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings
1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles Ezra
Nehemiah Esther Job
Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon Isaiah 1-39 Isaiah 40-55
Isaiah 56-66 Jeremiah Lamentations
Ezekiel Daniel Hosea
Joel Amos Obadiah
Jonah Micah Nahum
Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai
Zechariah Malachi  


Wisdom of Solomon Sirach/Ecclesiasticus Baruch
Prayer of Manasseh 1 Maccabees  

New Testament:

Matthew Mark Luke
John Acts Romans
1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians
Ephesians Philippians Colossians
1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy
2 Timothy Titus Philemon
Hebrews James 1 Peter
2 Peter 1 John 2 John/3 John/Jude

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