Spoken Gospel

Speaking Christ Out of Every Corner of Scripture

About the show

The mission of Spoken Gospel is to equip the church to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. Co-hosts and close friends, David Bowden and Seth Stewart, sit down every week to talk through a Bible passage and see how it points us to Jesus.

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Episodes

  • Hosea 5:8-11:11: Politics and Religion

    March 11th, 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

    The oracles of doom continue. Hosea rebukes Israel's priests for the way they have enmeshed their worship of God with political power. Israel has taken advantage of her relationship with God. She assumed splitting her allegiance between God and the powers of Egypt and Assyria was harmless. Seth and David talk about the temptation to blend faith and power and how Jesus' Kingdom is not of this world.

  • Hosea 4:1-5:7: Oracles of Doom

    March 4th, 2021  |  51 mins 40 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Most of Hosea's book are pronouncements of judgment against Israel for breaking her covenant with God. In a lot of ways, Hosea reads like a legal document citing offenses and doling out punishments. Seth and David reflect on both God's justice towards Israel, but also the surprising fact that while God's judgment needs a reason, his love does not.

  • Hosea 1-3: A Whore Bride

    February 25th, 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

    One of Hosea's central metaphors for Israel's political and spiritual idolatry is adultery. And Hosea lives out this message personally. He marries a prostitute and remains married to her, even when she's unfaithful to him. David and Seth talk about why Hosea uses sexual metaphors to describe Israel's sin and the surprisingly (almost uncomfortably) intimate way Jesus comes near his people.

  • Hosea Introduction

    February 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    Hosea is about God's love towards his unfaithful people. Hosea even marries a whore to prove the point. It's one of the most shocking books in the Bible and the way Hosea uses the metaphor of adultery to describe idolatry is scandalous. Seth and David talk about the unique way Hosea highlights God's, husbandly love and the way Jesus demonstrates it in his life and death.

  • Genesis Replay: Joseph

    February 11th, 2021  |  45 mins 19 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, seth stewart, spoken gospel

    We are at the end of our Genesis replay! Today, we find ourselves still waiting for the promise that God made to Abraham. Looking closer at chapters 37-50, David and Seth reflect on the life of Joseph, and how God reveals the hidden wisdom of the Spirit to Joseph, through his faithfulness in the worst of circumstances. We become rich in wisdom when we place faith in Jesus Christ himself and the cross that brings us back into the fold of God.

  • Genesis Replay: Jacob

    February 4th, 2021  |  48 mins 55 secs
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    In this rebroadcast, Seth and David talk about Jacob's story arc. From the womb, Jacob was one that had an appetite for deceit and trickery. How does God bring about the promise, even though Jacob's nature that often thrived in trickery? In this episode, David and Seth talk about why God chose Jacob to carry on his promise to his people, showing that God will follow through on his promise, turning what man had tended for evil into good. Even through the crucifixion of Jesus, God continues to bring goodness and mercy for mankind.

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  • Genesis Replay: Isaac

    January 28th, 2021  |  52 mins 35 secs
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    In this rebroadcast, Isaac, the son who made Abraham and Sarah laugh, carries on the blessing of God. How will the promise be brought about in the life of Isaac, and show us how Jesus is the new Isaac? In this episode, David and Seth dive into the story of Isaac's life, and how God spared his life on the mountain, in contrast to God not sparing his own son. He did not spare his son because he wants to show the world how indefinite, limitless his love is for man, declaring the promise of eternal life.

    For more information about Spoken Gospel visit: http://www.spokengospel.com

  • Genesis Replay: Abraham

    January 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 45 secs
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    In this replay, we take a look at Abraham's life. Abraham is chosen by God to be the father of a nation that will bless the world. How does this family lineage lead us to Jesus? In this episode, David and Seth examine the relationship between God and Abraham and how even amidst the brokenness, God makes good on his promises, through the fulfillment of Jesus nailed to the cross.

    For more information about Spoken Gospel visit: http://www.spokengospel.com

  • Genesis Replay: The Flood

    January 14th, 2021  |  54 mins 4 secs
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    In this rebroadcast, we take a look at the flood. The flood is a difficult story for many. It’s a story of both judgment and salvation. For us, it may be hard to see Jesus in the midst of this story. But the New Testament authors, they couldn’t help but see him. David and Seth discuss how the world spiraled out of control, what God did about it, and how Jesus provides the solution for it all.

  • Genesis Replay: The Fall

    January 7th, 2021  |  56 mins 28 secs
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    In this rebroadcast, we take a look at the story of humanity's fall. How does the Fall narrative foreshadow the cycle of death, within the genealogy of Jesus, throughout the Bible? Why is Jesus the only one who can defeat the curse of death? In this episode, David and Seth discuss how God offers hope and promise through Jesus, who is the embodiment of hope that breaks the curse through his death, burial, and resurrection.

    *Side-Note Correction: 55:31-55:42- Janet Leigh is the lead actress in the Alfred Hitchcock film, "Psycho".

  • Genesis Replay: Creation

    December 31st, 2020  |  47 mins 56 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel

    In this rebroadcast of our walkthrough Genesis, we take a look at the creation account in the opening chapters of the Bible. We look at how ancient and modern cultures have read this important story and how to see Jesus in creation? In this episode, David and Seth open the book of Genesis, and talk about how through the creation, Jesus reveals himself as the only one who can make us new.

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    December 24th, 2020  |  7 mins 3 secs
    bible, bible study, christ, christianity, david bowden, expositional, expository, god, gospel, gospel centered, jesus, new testament, old testament, scripture, spoken gospel