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
Deuteronomy 5-6: The Ten Commandments (Again?)
In this passage, Moses recites the Ten Commandments for the second time. Is this just repetition or is something deeper happening here? Why does God give us commands? How can we keep God's commands? What does it mean to write God's commands on our hearts? What is the connection between our righteousness and obeying the Law?
57 min
Deuteronomy 4: Why Obey the Law
When we think about the law, we think of it as "what's" and "how's." But we often don't think about the "why's." In Deuteronomy 4, Moses gives a preamble to the Ten Commandments that helps us see why God wanted his people to obey. David and Seth dive deep into topics like the fear of God, evangelism and obedience, and why relationship is such a huge part of law code.
57 min
Deuteronomy 1-3: Introduction
What is the setting, purpose, and shape of Deuteronomy? Is it just a “second law” as its name suggests, or is something bigger going on? David and Seth spend this episode introducing the book of Deuteronomy as a whole, using the first three chapters as a rubric and guide for the discussion.
48 min
How to See Jesus in All of Scripture (w/ Taylor...
In this final episode of our three part series with David's long-time friend and Spoken Gospel contributor Taylor Walling, David and Taylor talk about some practical tools that can help you see Jesus in all of Scripture. They also discuss good and bad ways of making "Jesus Turns" in the Old Testament, as well as point out some best practices in applying a Gospel-centered hermeneutic to your Bible reading.
58 min
The Story of Spoken Gospel (w/ Taylor Walling)
In this second of three special episodes, with David's long-time friend and Spoken Gospel contributor Taylor Walling, Taylor interviews David about his story and how it lead to the formation and vision of Spoken Gospel. Also discussed are reasons why it is imperative to see Jesus in all of Scripture.
58 min
How Jesus Changed My Bible (w/ Taylor Walling)
In this first of three special episodes, with David's long-time friend and Spoken Gospel contributor Taylor Walling, we hear Taylor's story about how seeing Jesus in all of Scripture changed the way he read, taught, and understood his Bible.
54 min
Numbers 32-36: Before The Promised Land
In this final episode on the book of Numbers, David and Seth look at the some of the final instructions, laws, and issues addressed to the people of Israel before they entered the Promised Land. What are cities of refuge and who is the avenger of blood? What is the significance of the land of Canaan and why did Israel have to drive the people out? And, as always, how does this final story in Numbers tell us more about Jesus and his Gospel?
53 min
Numbers 31: Holy War
Did God command the killing of women and children? Why did Israel's army wage war with other nations? Is God good and just even in texts that talk about holy war? How can we see the Gospel and the love of Jesus in these texts?
45 min
Numbers 28-30: Holy Time and Rash Vows
What are we to make of this long section of feasts, festivals, sacrifices, and vows? Why did God want Israel to orient themselves around a calendar of feasts and sacrifices? Why did women need their husband's approval in order to make a vow? David and Seth discuss all of these and how they point us to Jesus.
32 min
Numbers 25-27: The New Generation
What happens when the old generation passes away? What will a new priest for the new generation look like? And are there really crosses like Jesus' in this passage? David and Seth talk about Phinehas, Joshua, and the new generation in this edition of the Spoken Gospel Podcast.
36 min
Numbers 22-24: Balaam and His Donkey
What is the story of Balaam's donkey really about? God's plan has always been to bless his people, and he does that here through a pagan sorcerer. How does this point us to Jesus? Seth and David talk about how this is one of their favorite parts of the Torah and how it is all about Jesus in this special (live from Kansas City) episode of the podcast.
51 min
Sermon Special: David Preaches Exodus 32-34
David recently preached a sermon on Exodus 32-34 which captures the heart of why we want to see Jesus in all of Scripture. We hope you enjoy this short departure from our normal format and that you are encouraged to cleft open your Bible and see the glory of God in the face of Jesus.
41 min
Numbers 20-21: Moses' Disbelief
The center of Israel finally falls away. Moses and Aaron disobey. What happens when there is no one left to intercede? What does it look like when the young generation takes over for the old?
58 min
Numbers 16-19: The Priest's Disbelief
The disbelief of Israel comes to the priesthood. The people who are supposed to keep God's wrath away from the congregation, earn the wrath of God themselves. How do we know who can represent us before God? How do people of death stand with a God of life?
37 min
Numbers 13-15: The Spy's Disbelief
Israel has arrived at the border of the Promised Land, but they refuse to enter it because of their disbelief. What are the consequences for not taking God at his word? Does God change his mind when Moses intercedes? Why are there seemingly random laws given after disobedience?
55 min
Numbers 10-12: Power Struggle
Israel finally leaves Sinai and immediately starts to sin. The main concern and the main solution both revolve around leadership. What kind of leader did Israel need? Was Moses that leader? What is up with all the Spirit-filled, spontaneous prophecy in this passage? David and Seth discuss all this and more.
63 min
Numbers 7-9: Flashback to Exodus
Before Israel leaves Sinai we see a flashback to the book of Exodus. Sacrifices are made, the Levites are consecrated, and the Passover is celebrated. Why this flashback? Why repeat the Exodus story here? How does all of this point us to Jesus?
41 min
Numbers 4-6: God's Moving Company
Before they leave for Canaan, God wants to emphasize his presence with them and their need for purity. God is intimately involved in how they travel, how justice is carried out, and how vows are taken and kept. And, of course, all of it is about Jesus.
66 min
Numbers 1-3: The Census
While Numbers isn't about numbers, it does start with a lot of numbers. So what is the significance of the long census that opens this book? How does it fit into the larger story of the Torah? How do we resolve some of the historical problems the numbers bring up? How does all of this point us to Jesus?
49 min
Numbers Introduction
Numbers is not about numbers. It is about Israel's journey to the promised land and their time of discipline in the wilderness. In this introductory episode, David and Seth lay overall story of the book to help us get over the actual numbers in the book and get into the whole point of its grand story.
23 min
Psalm 103: Hymn Psalms
Taking a break between Leviticus and Numbers, Seth and David decide to reflect on one of the most beautiful Hymns in the Bible: Psalm 103. The guys talk about forgiveness of sins, God's steadfast love, speaking to your soul, and the kingdom of God. It was definitely uplifting for us; we hope it is for you.
64 min
Leviticus 24 and 26-27: The Death Penalty, Curs...
Why were people in Israel stoned to death for sinning? What is God communicating through the blessings and curses of Leviticus? What are vow offerings and why would people make them?
66 min
Leviticus 23 and 25: Sabbath, Festivals, and Ju...
What is the point of Sabbath rest? Moreover, why did Israel have feasts all year round that they celebrated? What was the year of Jubilee and how was it ultimately fulfilled in Jesus?
57 min
Leviticus 21-22: A Different Standard For Priests
Why were priests held to a higher standard than the rest of Israel? Why couldn't disabled people work as priests? What is the significance of the spotless sacrifices?
64 min
Leviticus 17-20: Blood, Sex, and Loving Your Ne...
Why does God command us not to drink blood? Why does Jesus tell his disciples the opposite? How should we think about the Bible’s sexual ethics? How can we love the law?
66 min