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
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!
2 min
Zephaniah Overview: God Sings Over Us
Zephaniah tells God's people that they are no different from the proud nations around them, and soon, God's burning anger will fall. But the fire isn't intended to annihilate God's people but to make them pure and prepare them to rule the earth. Seth and David talk about why God sings over his people and what the day of Pentecost has to do with the book of Zephaniah.
49 min
Zephaniah Overview: The Good News of Inevitable...
Zephaniah prophesied during the reforms of King Josiah. But Zephaniah knew, no matter how much God's people obeyed it would not stop the coming destruction of Babylon. Seth and David talk about the surprising good news of accepting inevitable judgement.
52 min
Malachi Overview: What's the Deal with John the...
Malachi ends by predicting that a "messenger" will come to prepare the way for God himself to arrive. That messenger is John the Baptist. Seth and David talk about why John the Baptist is so important and how John is the fulfillment of all the promises God made to the tribe of Levi.
43 min
Malachi Overview: God's Last Sermon for 400 Years
Malachi is the last book of many of our Bibles. And it's the last words God's people have from God until Jesus arrives. Seth and David talk about the good news of God's love and the good news that God is willing to argue with his people.
64 min
Matthew 2: Out of Egypt I Called Jesus
Just like God got Israel out of Egypt, God takes Jesus out of Israel. Seth and David continue to explore their hunch that Matthew is repeating Israel's history in Jesus' life.
51 min
Matthew 2: King Joseph, and Wise Kings from the...
Matthew seems to understand Joseph as a type of king, in the same vein as Joseph from the book of Genesis. The Magi too are types of kings who offer there treasures as proof that God's plan to bless the world is coming true. Seth and David continue to talk about how Matthew read his Old Testament and why it's good news that Jesus is the son of king like Joseph.
56 min
Matthew 1: Why a Virgin Birth?
Why is a virgin birth important? What's on the line if Jesus had a physical dad? And what does it mean for Jesus to be called Emmanuel, God with us? Seth and David continue their journey to read their Old Testament like Matthew does, and try to figure out why it's good news that Jesus was born of a virgin.
54 min