The lectionary is a series of Scripture readings for specific days of the year. The United Methodist Church uses the Revised Common Lectionary, which is a three-year cycle of readings. Each Sunday, four passages are recommended, usually two from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. Thus, over a 3-year period the Bible is covered in a systematic and balanced way. Use these weekly guides in your own personal Bible study or to facilitate discussion in your small group.