Spoken Gospel

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.

Religion & Spirituality
1 Thessalonians Overview: Caught Up in the Air
What does it mean when Paul says we are "caught up in the air"?
42 min
1 Thessalonians Overview: A Church with Only Th...
In this episode, Seth and David talk about the fledgling church at Thessalonica and the good news that knowing Jesus equips us to handle whatever is thrown at us.
55 min
Chronicles Overview: A "Perfect" Solomon and Th...
2 Chronicles opens by describing Solomon as an ideal leader. He is who all Israelite kings should try to live up to. But the rest of 2 Chronicles charts how none of Israel's kings ever reach his glory. Seth and David talk through the Chroniclers' "perfect" description of Solomon and why it's good news that priesthoods determine the course of nations.
56 min
Chronicles Overview: David's Rise To Power
1 Chronicles centers around David's rise to power, his skill as a nation-builder, and his preparation to construct God's temple. Seth and David talk about the eternal dynasty promised to David and the surprising good news of priestly bureaucracy.
54 min
Chronicles Overview: The Forgotten Musical in o...
Chronicles records the history of God's people from Adam all the way to their return from exile. It's also a book full of music, instruments, singing, and songs. Seth and David compare Chronicles to Hamilton and talk about how the story of Israel's founding father, David, gives a new generation of leaders a rubric to rebuild their nation.
52 min
Revelation Overview: Revelation in 60 Minutes
The book of Revelation is a unified story of hope for Christians who are suffering and being persecuted. David and Seth unpack the story of Revelation and how all its complex images tell a beautiful story that ends in a wedding.
66 min
Revelation Overview: Jesus' Wedding Day
At the beginning of Revelation, there is a king seated on a throne, and throughout Revelation, a bride prepares herself to marry this king, and at the very end, there is a wedding. Seth and David talk about the themes of "King" and "Bride" in the book of Revelation and how Jesus can't wait to marry his people.
52 min
Revelation Overview: We Conquer Through Death
Like Jesus, humanity is meant to rule the world and to spill their blood for the good of others. Seth and David talk about one of the most counter-intuitive teachings in Revelation–that Christians conquer when they suffer and die.
42 min
Revelation Overview: What's the Deal with 666?
The book of Revelation is full of complex symbols, strange beasts, and mysterious numbers. In this episode, Seth and David talk about how to approach all the complexities of Revelation and how to read it as a story of hope for persecuted and suffering Christians.
70 min
Hebrews Overview: Stiff Warnings and a Hall of ...
Hebrews includes some of the scariest warnings in all of Scripture right next to dozens of examples of the most impressive people in the Bible. Many of us have read these passages and wondered how we'll ever measure up, and if God might just decide to be done with us. Seth and David talk about what Hebrews the warning passages of Hebrews mean and what it means to have faith.
43 min
Hebrews Overview: Why Should I Care About Melch...
The author of Hebrews continues to challenge his Jewish audience to follow Jesus despite persecution. Because Jesus is a better priest and offers a better sacrifices he is worth their perseverance. Seth and David talk about the lesser-known character of Melchizedek and why it's good news that Jesus has been sworn into his priestly order.
60 min
Hebrews Overview: Jesus is Better Than... Angels?
Hebrews starts somewhere we might not, proving that Jesus is better than angels, or more generally, the "messengers" of the Old Covenant.
65 min
The Two-Hour Holy Week Special
Our eight mini-episodes covering each day of Holy Week in one, two-hour special.
137 min
Holy Week Special: Resurrection Sunday
Seth and David talk about Easter Sunday and why it's good news that Jesus was raised from the dead.
20 min
Holy Week Special: Holy Saturday
Seth and David talk about Holy Saturday and the day Jesus rested in his tomb is good news.
16 min
Holy Week Special: Good Friday
Seth and David talk about why Good Friday, the day Jesus was condemned by Pilate, crucified on a cross, and buried in a tomb is good news.
20 min
Holy Week Special: Maundy Thursday
Seth and David talk about Maundy Thursday and why Jesus' final meal and new covenant is good news.
19 min
Holy Week Special: Spy Wednesday
Seth and David talk about the sober choice Spy Wednesday, the day Jesus was covered in an expensive perfume by Mary and betrayed by Judas, offers us.
13 min
Holy Week Special: Holy Tuesday
Seth and David talk about Holy Tuesday and why Jesus cursing a fig tree is a call to join a rebellion.
19 min
Holy Week Special: Holy Monday
Seth and David talk about Holy Monday, the day Jesus came into Jerusalem’s temple with a homemade whip in his hand.
18 min
Holy Week Special: Palm Sunday
Seth and David talk about Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey like a rival king to challenge Caesar and his Roman empire.
21 min
Let's Get Ready for Holy Week
Join us DAILY for eight days as we explore the final days of Jesus' life and how both his suffering and resurrection is good news.
3 min
Galatians Overview: What's the Point of all the...
Seth and David attempt to answer why we have so many Old Testament laws and why Paul's answer is the best news we could hope for.
53 min
Galatians Overview: A Different Gospel
Seth and David talk about one of the most hotly debated books in the New Testament and why its good news that we are "justified by faith and not works of the law."
54 min
We're Starting a Video Podcast!
We're starting a video podcast! Everything you're used to listening to will now be available on our Youtube channel. Thank you so much to our generous listeners who made this possible!
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