Spoken Gospel

Speaking Christ Out of Every Corner of Scripture

About the show

The mission of Spoken Gospel is to equip the church to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. Co-hosts and close friends, David Bowden and Seth Stewart, sit down every week to talk through a Bible passage and see how it points us to Jesus.

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Episodes

  • Ruth 3-4: Money, Sex and Redemption

    August 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Ruth proposes marriage to Boaz under questionable circumstances, and he accepts. Ruth isn't marrying so much out of love for Boaz but loyalty to Naomi. Through their marriage Naomi will be given a home and a son. Seth and David explain how God provides everything Ruth secured and everything Boaz provided and more, for us, in Jesus.

  • Ruth 1-2: God Fills What's Empty

    July 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Naomi returns to Israel bitter and empty with her daughter in-law Ruth, a Moabite. Despite both Israel's and Elimelech's unfaithfulness God remains faithful and loyal to his people and Elimelech's family. Seth and David talk about how the story of Ruth, Boaz and Naomi point us to a faithful God who loyally provides for unfaithful people in Jesus.

  • Ruth Introduction

    July 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, ruth, scripture, spoken gospel

    The book of Ruth is a book of hope. Even though Israel is in shambles and there seems to be no hope that a king could bring order to Israel's chaos. But Ruth, a widow, a foreigner through her faithfulness and love becomes not only the foremother of King David but also Jesus. David and Seth introduce the book and character of Ruth and how she fits into the Bible's story of salvation.

  • Ecclesiastes 9:11-12: Qohelet's Last Words

    July 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
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    The final portion of Ecclesiastes is a collection of miscellaneous proverbs and Qohelet's conculsion. Seth and David work through some of their favorites and finish up their study in the book of Ecclesiastes.

  • Ecclesiastes 7-9:10: Cursed and Crooked

    July 9th, 2020  |  44 mins 52 secs
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    Qohelet reminds us that God has cursed this world with futility and HEVEL. This is why our money, sex, power, and morality never satisfy - God has made it so that crooked sticks never make straight lines. Seth and David talk about why Jesus is good news in a world bent out of shape.

  • Ecclesiastes 3:16-6: Unmet Expectations

    July 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Qohelet says that our life will be filled with unmet expectations. No matter how much we eat or drink our appetites will always be empty in the morning. Seth and David talk about how to escape our unmet expectations and unfulfilled desired by trusting and delighting in Jesus.

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-16: Eternity in our Hearts

    June 25th, 2020  |  47 mins 1 sec
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    One of the most famous passages in Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a "time for everything." Qohelet's wisdom tells us that while the world might seem like jumble of unpredictable opposites God's timing is perfect. Seth and David talk about our broken relationship with time; what it means for God to place "eternity" in our hearts and how Jesus is good news to people out of sync with God's time.

  • Ecclesiastes 1-2: Nothing Matters

    June 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The book of Ecclesiastes asks us a question "What do we gain from all our work on earth?" Qohelet's thesis is that everything we pursue is never as solid as we think. The world is like smoke or wind. Seth and David talk about how Jesus is the only solid pursuit in a world of smoke.

  • Psalm 137: Imprecatory Psalms, Racial Injustice, and Black Lives Matter

    June 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    Imprecatory Psalms are psalms of protest and anger towards injustice. David and Seth talk about one of the most famous imprecatory psalms and how it helps us not only see Jesus, but also process the recent protests against police brutality.

  • Ecclesiastes Introduction

    June 4th, 2020  |  55 mins 33 secs
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    In this first episode of our new series on Ecclesiastes, David and Seth work through the major themes and key issues related to the book of Ecclesiastes. Join us as we seek to understand this important and difficult book while seeing how Jesus brings meaning and purpose to everything the world wants to call vain and meaningless.

  • Esther 9-10: The Edict

    May 28th, 2020  |  56 mins 20 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Esther ends with a counter-edict going out to the soon-to-be-oppressed Jews. Instead of the suffering that was soon to be poured out on them, the Jews end up rising up and conquering their oppressors. In this last episode in our series on Esther, David and Seth talk about how to see Jesus in this beautiful book's closing chapters.

  • Esther 4-8 Part 2: Queen Esther

    May 21st, 2020  |  40 mins 25 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The most famous part of the book of Esther is without a doubt, the Queen's courageous entrance into the king's chambers. She risks her life for the sake of her people. In this episode, Seth and David unpack what we should and shouldn't be seeing in this famous story, and how all of it points us to Jesus.