Reading Schedule New Testament

The dating and order of New Testament texts is a difficult process. Day, date and time were not as important to ancient people as they are to us. We also do not have the original copies of any of the books of the New Testament. Any time we develop a chronological list of New Testament books we need to recognize that our listing is somewhat tentative and may need to be revised as scholars continue their work.
In some ways it may be better to think about New Testament texts in terms of earlier, middle and later groups of writings. We are proposing to read the New Testament in this roughly chronological order because we hope all of us might gain some insight by reading the books out of their canonical order.
As we begin each book, our “Blog” page will discuss the historical and literary background of each book. Under the “Resources” tab – “Helpful Hints for Reading the New Testament” will offer some general information and, we hope, helpful hints that will add to your reading experience.

Thanks to Mark Rich and Peace Lutheran Church (Holland, MI) for the idea and the reading order.

Date
 Jan 1-7 1 Thessalonians
 Jan 8-14 Galatians 1-5
 Jan 15-21 Galatians 6 + Philippians
 Jan 22-28 1 Corinthians 1-5
 Jan 29-Feb 4 1 Corinthians 6-10
 Feb 5-11 1 Corinthians 11-15
 Feb 12-18 1 Corinthians 16 + Philemon + 2 Corinthians 1-3
 Feb 19-25 2 Corinthians 4-8
 Feb 26- March 3 2 Corinthians 9-13
 March 4-10 Romans 1-5
 March 11-17 Romans 6-10
 March 18-24 Romans 11-15
 March 25-31 Romans 16 + Mark 1-4
 April 1-7 Mark 5-9
 April 8-14 Mark 10-14
 April 15-21 Mark 15-16 + 2 Thessalonians 1-3
 April 22-28 Matthew 1-5
 April 29-May 5 Matthew 6-10
 May 6-12 Matthew 11-15
 May 13-19 Matthew 16-20
 May 20-26 Matthew 21-25
 May 27-June 2 Matthew 26-28 + James 1-2
 June 3-9 James 3-5 + Luke 1-2
 June 10-16 Luke 3-7
 June 17-23 Luke 8-12
 June 24-30 Luke 13-17
 July 1-7 Luke 18-22
 July 8-14 Luke 23-24 + Acts 1-3
 July 15-21 Acts 4-8
 July 22-28 Acts 9-13
 July 29-Aug4 Acts 14-18
 Aug 5-11 Acts 19-23
 Aug 12-18 Acts 24-28
 Aug 19-25 Hebrews 1-5
 Aug 26-Sept 1 Hebrews 6-10
 Sept 2-8 Hebrews 11-13 + John 1-2
 Sept 9-15 John 3-7
 Sept 16-22 John 8-12
 Sept 23-29 John 13-17
 Sept 30-Oct 6 John 18-21 + Colossians 1
 Oct 7- Oct 13 Colossians 2-4 + 1 Peter 1-2
 Oct 14-20 1 Peter 3-5 + Jude + Ephesians 1
 Oct 21-27 Ephesians 2-6
 Oct 28-Nov 3 2 Peter 1-3 + 1 Timothy 1-2
 Nov 4-10 1 Timothy 3-6 + 2 Timothy 1
 Nov 11-17 2 Timothy 2-4 + Titus 1-2
 Nov 18-24 Titus 3 + 1 John 1-4
 Nov 25-Dec 1 1 John 5 + 2 John + 3 John + Revelation 1-3
 Dec 2-8 Revelation 4-8
 Dec 9-15 Revelation 9-13
 Dec 16-22 Revelation 14-18
 Dec 23-29 Revelation 19-22
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