Spoken Gospel

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Jonah 3: God Repents of Evil

    December 2nd, 2021  |  42 mins 33 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Reluctantly, Jonah finally delivers God's message to Ninevah, and both Ninevah and God repent of evil. It's offensive language to describe God's offensive mercy. Seth and David talk about the way God overturns not only Jonah's prophecy but our expectations about who God's mercy can be extended to.

  • Jonah 2: A Prayer from the Deep

    November 25th, 2021  |  39 mins 31 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Jonah has been swallowed by a fish, and he prays to God for salvation. It's a sincere prayer, but a self-righteous one too. Seth and David talk about Jonah as a representative of Israel praying to God from the depths of exile and inside the belly of Assyria.

  • Jonah 1: Jonah's not About a Fish

    November 18th, 2021  |  51 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 book of Jonah is not about a fish. It is a story about God's offensive mercy. David and Seth talk about how the book of Jonah upsets many of our expectations and what Jesus meant when he gave the Pharisees "the sign of Jonah."

  • 1/2 Million Downloads!

    November 11th, 2021  |  6 mins 12 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Thank you so much to YOU, our podcast community. We've passed a huge milestone. Our podcast has been downloaded 500,000 times. THANK YOU!

  • Jude: Who is a False Teacher?

    November 4th, 2021  |  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

    Jude addresses a group of false teachers who are using God's grace to justify their greed and sensuality. Seth and David talk about all of Jude's weird references to the Old Testament and Jewish literature and how the good news of Jude is that Jesus keeps us for himself.

  • 2 Peter 3: The Earth Will Dissolve

    October 28th, 2021  |  40 mins 12 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Peter ends his polemic against the false teachers and encourages his people with God's patience. Seth and David talk about the good news that God is patient and how his patience is an opportunity for all to be saved.

  • 2 Peter 1:16-2:22: Nephilim. Sodom. Flood.

    October 21st, 2021  |  52 mins 42 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Peter launches his attack against the false teachers, and he doesn't pull any punches. Seth and David talk about judgment, salvation, sex, donkeys, and angels and why all of it is good news.

  • 2 Peter 1:1-15: Participating in the Divine

    October 14th, 2021  |  54 mins 23 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Peter is on his deathbed and today's passage is his final sermon. Peter encourages his churches to remain morally virtuous in a morally corrupt world by remembering they participate in God's divine nature. Seth and David talk about the good news of joining in God's power and nature and how moral progress is good news.

  • 1 Peter 5: The Rise and Fall of Church Leaders

    October 7th, 2021  |  35 mins 6 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    1 Peter 5 talks to church leaders in an era where all leaders seem to be evil and overpowering. And more pressingly, for most of us, is it possible to submit to leaders who so often prove themselves unworthy of following? Seth and David talk about why the Gospel is good news for leaders and how the church can be a new Eden where humility, leadership, and submission coexist.

  • 1 Peter 3:8-4:19: Suffering for Righteousness Sake

    September 30th, 2021  |  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

    Peter's churches are suffering, just as Jesus told them to expect. But Peter encourages them with the truth that resurrection is inevitable for those who suffer for the sake of righteousness. Seth and David talk about the good news that inevitable suffering leads to inevitable glory.

  • 1 Peter 2:13-3:7: Submission as Citizens, Slaves, and Spouses

    September 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Peter has told us we are spiritual exiles by our relationship with Jesus. But that also means we are alienated from our physical countries, jobs, and wives. How are followers of Jesus supposed to act when their most central relationships treat them unjustly? Seth and David talk about resurrection hope for people who are powerless in their countries, jobs, and marriages.

  • 1 Peter 2: Living, Breathing Stones

    September 16th, 2021  |  52 mins 53 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Peter says that both Jesus and his followers are living breathing stones. He also says we are chosen, royal priests and citizens of a new nation. Seth and David talk about all of Peter's metaphors and why it's good news that we are priests and temples to this world.