Spoken Gospel

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Joshua 9-10:28: The Sun Stands Still

    September 17th, 2020  |  51 mins 55 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The Gibeonites deceive Israel into a covenant. But like the Rahab story, deception leads to the Gibeonites inclusion in God's kingdom and a great battle won by God's power. Seth and David talk about deception's role in the Gospel and how Israel's miraculous defeat of Canaan's kings tells us more about God and his power over death than Joshua's ability to execute kings.

  • Joshua 6-8: The "Battle" of Jericho

    September 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Israel goes to war against the first city in the promised land, Jericho. But God does all the hard work, and the walls of the city crumble with just the sound of their voice. But, this victory is followed by a significant defeat at the city of Ai. Seth and David talk about Israel's first military campaigns as new Creation and Fall stories. And how God both defeats our enemies and rebuilds Jericho.

  • Did God Command Genocide?

    September 3rd, 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

    At several points throughout the book of Joshua, God commands Israel to "utterly destroy" enemy cities. Sometimes that command includes women and children. Skeptics sometime use the book of Joshua to accuse God of genocide. David and Seth talk about the legitimacy of this accusation, the history of Israel and how this accusation against God can lead us to good news.

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  • Joshua 3-5: Crossing the Jordan

    August 27th, 2020  |  57 mins 35 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Joshua is legitimized as Israel's new leader when God parts the Jordan just like he parted the Red Sea for Moses. In fact, Joshua repeats some of the most significant moments of Moses' life in his own. Seth and David talk about the ways the pattern of both Moses' and Joshua's life are repeated and intensified in Jesus.

  • Joshua 1-2: Be Strong and Courageous! And Rahab's Scarlet Thread

    August 20th, 2020  |  57 mins 58 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Joshua begins with the command to be strong and courageous and the promise that God will be with Israel as the go to battle. The first city on Israel's battle plan is Jericho. But in Jericho a prostitute named Rahab pledges allegiance to Yahweh. Seth and David talk about the significance of Rahab's story at the beginning of a book full of military battles, and why being strong and courageous is a metaphor for faith in Jesus.

  • Joshua Introduction

    August 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    The book of Joshua details how God worked through Joshua to fulfill his promises. As God's chosen successor to Moses, Joshua goes where Moses didn't. He enters into the land that God promised Abraham. Seth and David talk about how Joshua points us to Jesus, how the land of Canaan should make us hope for the new heavens and the earth, and offer some initial thoughts on how to understand God's command to "devote to destruction" the land of Canaan.

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

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

    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.