Lectionary Lab Live

The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (May 13, 2018)

Many churches in the US will celebrate Mother's Day on May 13; some will still preach from the texts for the Seventh Sunday in Easter, while others may not. The Bubbas have a few ideas if you're sticking with the text. You're on your own if you're doing mommas!

Special musical guest is Johnny Cash performing Children, Go Where I Send Thee.


The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (May 6, 2018)

It's the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and Pentecost is coming soon -- get ready with the Bubbas! Special guest musicians are The Chuckwagon Gang performing I Love to Tell the Story.


The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (April 29, 2018)

It's the Fifth Sunday in Easter and John and Delmer are moving through the texts and thinking about preaching. Special musical guests are Selah, performing the classic hymn O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus


The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (April 22, 2018)

For the Fourth Sunday in Easter, Bubba and Bubba are theologizing and homiletizing on texts from Acts, Psalm 23, 1 John and the gospel of John. See what you think! Special guest musician is Joy Africa-Tan of the South Phillipines Hope Channel performing, There Is a Savior.


The Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (April 15, 2018)

Easter rolls on, and the Bubbas are talking text and preaching ont he Third Sunday of Easter! Special musical guests are the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra performing the final chorus of J.S. Bach's Easter Oratorio, Preis und Dank (Praise and Thanks).

Praise and thanks
remain, Lord, your hymn of praise.
Hell and devil are conquered,
its gates are destroyed.
Rejoice, you rescued tongues,
so that you are heard in heaven.
Open, o heavens, your magnificent drawbridges,
the Lion of Judah approaches in triumph!


The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (April 8, 2018)

For the Second Sunday of Easter, John and Delmer are considering the question, "So, what do we do now?" It's a good question for congregations and preachers alike! Special guest soloist is Dallas Holm, with I Believe by Bill and Gloria Gaither and Ron Huff.


The Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday Year B (April 1, 2018)

What a glorious day to be talking texts -- it's Easter Sunday! We open with Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today by Charles Wesley and go out with Christ, We Do All Adore Thee by the Theodores -- Baker and Dubois. In between, the Bubbas talk gospel and preaching options for the biggest Sunday of the year.


Palm/Passion Sunday for Year B (March 25, 2018)

John and Delmer (who were you expecting?) discuss the texts and preaching on the Sunday known as Palm/Passion. Closing musical meditation is provided by the Taize community with the chorus Jesus, Remember Me.

(This is most definitely not to be confused with the popular chorus of my Baptist youth days, "Do, Lord, Oh Do Remember Me!")


The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B (March 18, 2018)

For the Fifth Sunday in Lent, John and Delmer are discussing texts which emphasize God as the Primary Actor in regeneration and our part in community covenant renewal. Works for me! Special musical guests are the Chancel Choir singers of Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida, performing The Ground, a brief setting of the mass portion Pleni sunt caeli, by Ola Gjeilo.

Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua.
Osanna, Osanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Benedictus qui venit.
Osanna, Osanna in excelsis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi,
Dona nobis pacem.

Heaven and earth are full
of thy glory.
Hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord.
Blessed is He who comes.
Hosanna in the highest.

Lamb of God,
who takest away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God,
who takest away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God,
grant us peace.


The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (March 11, 2018)

It's snakes on poles and being saved by grace today -- listen in as the Bubbas wrangle with the texts for the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Special musical guests are The Martins with Except for Grace.