Spoken Gospel

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Esther 9-10: The Edict

    May 28th, 2020  |  56 mins 20 secs
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?

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

    April 9th, 2020  |  48 mins 36 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 third episode of the series, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of Wisdom Literature. These are, broadly speaking, the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. How do we read these mysterious and poetic books for all their worth without robbing them of their poetic nature or mystery?

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

    April 2nd, 2020  |  48 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 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 second episode of the series, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of Law Code. These are those portions of Scripture in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy that many people struggle to read or simply skip over. Why are these laws in our Bible? How can we read them in their proper context? How do Old Testament Laws apply to us today?

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

    March 26th, 2020  |  50 mins 19 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 episode, Sam Storms and David Bowden talk about the Biblical genre of Narrative. Are stories in the Bible descriptive or prescriptive? Meaning, how can we and should we draw moral and theological principals from stories in the Bible?

  • Psalm 91 & Coronavirus

    March 19th, 2020  |  59 mins 41 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    With the outbreak of COVID-19 many people are rightly looking to God's Word for comfort. Among the most used and helpful passages has been Psalm 91. But it can also be one of the most misinterpreted. David and Seth sit down for a special Quarantine episode of the Spoken Gospel Podcast to talk about the ultimate hope Psalm 91 offers us from the plague.

  • Deuteronomy 31-34: Song of Moses

    March 12th, 2020  |  51 mins 37 secs
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    Who is Joshua? What will happen to Israel as they cross the Jordan? Why did Moses have to die? David and Seth wrap up the Torah and see how Jesus is the Moses who can cross the Jordan and the Joshua who fights our enemies.