Spoken Gospel

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 2 Peter Introduction: Certain Judgement and Certain Deliverance

    September 9th, 2021  |  53 mins 3 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    2 Peter is a letter written from a deathbed. It represents some of Peter's final thoughts to a church both disappointed and under attack. Jesus said he would come "soon," but "soon" has lasted decades. Seth and David talk about the false teachers that were skeptical that Jesus would ever come, why it's certain, and why it's good news that God will come to judge and save.

  • 1 Peter Introduction: None of Us Are Home

    September 2nd, 2021  |  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

    1 Peter is addressed to a group of Gentiles living across modern-day Turkey. He calls them "elect exiles." Peter spends the rest of his letter helping Gentiles see themselves as part of Israel's story of exile and return. He also encourages them to live like members of a different nation. Seth and David talk about Jesus' death as a type of exile and how he is building a new home for us.

  • Luke 24: What Happened on the Road to Emmaus?

    August 26th, 2021  |  53 mins 29 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Jesus has just been raised from the dead, but none of his disciples believe him. But on the road to Emmaus, Jesus reveals he has defeated death and that he really is God in the flesh. Seth and David talk about the verse that launched Spoken Gospel and why it is good news that Jesus opens our eyes.

  • 3 John: Jesus, Our Host

    August 19th, 2021  |  35 mins 28 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    3 John is addressed to Gaius and talks about the necessity of hospitality. Seth and David talk about Jesus as our generous host and how hospitality uniquely embodies the Gospel.

  • 2 John: The Elect Lady

    August 12th, 2021  |  41 mins 11 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    John's second letter is written to a specific church that he calls "the elect lady." John recaps what took five chapters to say in his first letter, in just one chapter. And it ends by warning his church to not let deceivers and antichrists preach or teach at their church. Seth and David talk about why it's OK to greet Jehovah's Witnesses at the door and why this letter to "the Elect Lady" gives us new ways to celebrate Jesus and his good news.

  • 1 John 5:6-21: The Sin that Leads to Death

    August 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    John ends his first letter to a community struggling with the lies of several antichrists. It's his final case about the certainty of Jesus's identity to a community unsure of it. Seth and David talk about how to pray, what it means to be confident, and what the "sin that leads to death" is.

  • 1 John 4:7-5:5: God Is Love

    July 29th, 2021  |  57 mins 4 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    "God is love" is one of the easiest to misunderstand sentences in Scripture. It's deep, and it was written by the man who called himself "the disciple Jesus loved." Seth and David talk about the deep and good news that "God is love."

    Here's the song we kept talking about!
    Chris Renzema: God is Love https://open.spotify.com/track/5WeJ2gDd1P4jjZYlzJkcXv?si=ca620016abec4999

  • 1 John 2:28-3:24: Are You a Son of the Devil?

    July 22nd, 2021  |  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

    There is an ancient battle between children of God and children of Satan that stretches back to the garden of Eden. And John uses this ancient battle to encourage a community under threat. Seth and David talk about what it means to be a child of God and why being righteous and loving one another is good news for people afraid, persecuted, and unsure if they belong to God.

  • 1 John 2:18-27; 4:1-6: Who Is the Antichrist?

    July 15th, 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

    John says that his audience is expecting an Antichrist, but what's more important to them is that "many antichrists have already come." Seth and David talk about who the antichrists are, why they are significant to John's community, but more importantly, how antichrists better help us see Jesus as the true Christ who has defeated our enemies.

  • 1 John 1:10-2:17: How to Stop Sinning

    July 8th, 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

    John continues to comfort his community. Facing both antichrists and persistent doubts about their salvation, John reminds them of their total forgiveness in Jesus and the role loving one another plays in assuring them of their salvation. Seth and David talk about how Christianity is the only religion that offers assurance of our life with God and why loving our neighbor gives us confidence in our salvation.

  • 1 John 1:1-9: How Do I Know I'm Saved?

    July 1st, 2021  |  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

    The Apostle John is talking to a group of believers plagued by the question "Do I still have fellowship with God in light of all my sin?" False teachers comforted these doubters by telling them that they didn't need to worry about their sin. But John comforts them a different way. Seth and David talk about how we can know we are saved even when our sin seems extremely dark.

  • John's Letters: Introductions and Antichrists

    June 24th, 2021  |  53 mins 20 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    John's three letters are short and dense. He's a pastor encouraging a congregation under attack by a group of false teachers, he calls antichrists. In this intro episode, Seth and David talk about the good news that Jesus has come in the flesh and why a simple gospel is the best antidote to the complexity and confusion around us.

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