Spoken Gospel

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

91 episodes of Spoken Gospel since the first episode, which aired on July 26th, 2018.

  • 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
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    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
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    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.

  • Esther 4-8 Part 1: Ironic Reversals

    May 14th, 2020  |  41 mins 23 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Esther is full of irony. Without a proper understanding of how irony works in literature, the masterful beauty of this book would be missed. In this episode, David and Seth talk about the ironic reversals that occur throughout the middle section of Esther, specifically focusing on Haman.

  • Esther 1-3: Introduction

    May 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Esther shows us a beautiful picture of how God works behind the scenes to bring all things together for his purposes. In this first episode, Seth and David introduce the book of Esther, discuss its structure, and walk through the first three chapters which set up the story.

  • How to Read the Bible: Epistles (feat. Sam Storms)

    April 30th, 2020  |  45 mins 42 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden is sitting down with Dr. Sam Storms to talk about six different genres of literature in the Bible and how we should read them.

    In this sixth and final episode of the series, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of the Epistles. Famous letters like Romans, Ephesians, and 1 Corinthians leave us with a lot of questions about how to read them. How do we deal with the cultural distance between us and them? How much weight do we give the historical background that necessitated each letter? How do we apply the commands found in the Apostle's letters?

  • How to Read the Bible: Gospels (feat. Sam Storms)

    April 23rd, 2020  |  46 mins 22 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden is sitting down with Dr. Sam Storms to talk about six different genres of literature in the Bible and how we should read them.

    In this fifth episode of the series, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Are these books history? Are they biography? Should we place them in a higher category above other Biblical books because Jesus is present in them? How do we read Jesus' parables, dialogue, and actions?

  • How to Read the Bible: Prophecy (feat. Sam Storms)

    April 16th, 2020  |  53 mins 5 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden is sitting down with Dr. Sam Storms to talk about six different genres of literature in the Bible and how we should read them.

    In this fourth episode of the series, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of Prophecy. This covers books like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and the Twelve Minor Prophets. What is the nature of prophecy? Is it all about the ends times? How do we understand all the symbolism and visions we read about in the prophets?