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
Christianity
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Should We Obey The Law Today?
What is the law? Should we observe the Sabbath? Why don't we celebrate Passover? Why do we still obey sexual laws, but not laws about farming? Seth and David explore these questions and more in an attempt to answer the question, "How do we apply the Old Testament law to Christians today?"
65 min
202
Leviticus 16: Day of Atonement
Why do we want to be in God's presence? What is the meaning of the scapegoat (goat for Azazel)? How does Leviticus help us know we're saved? Seth and David talk through the high point of the Torah in Leviticus 16.
59 min
203
Leviticus 11-15: Unclean Foods, Diseases, and E...
Why were pigs unclean, but sheep were clean? Do we still have to eat kosher today? Do the purity laws devalue women? Despite what you may think, this difficult section of text has a lot to show us about the Gospel of Jesus.
53 min
204
Leviticus 6-10: Priests
Why do we need priests? How do they bring us into God’s presence? Why did God kill Nadab and Abihu? And why is Jesus a better priest? This week, Seth and David unpack Leviticus 6-10 and the establishment of the priesthood at the tabernacle.
65 min
205
Leviticus 1-5: Offerings
Leviticus opens with a description of 5 different offerings: Burnt, Grain, Peace, Sin, and Guilt. What is the significance of these offerings? What did they look like? What differentiates them from one another? And how do they all point to Jesus?
67 min
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Leviticus Introduction
Leviticus asks us to inhabit a world with which we are very unfamiliar. A world of animal sacrifice, purity, holiness, and temple worship. In this episode, David and Seth set up helpful categories for how to understand and walk through the book of Leviticus.
47 min
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Q&A: How Do I Know I'm Saved?
There is a question that arises in our minds as Christians at one point in our walk with Christ: "How do I know I'm saved?" In this special Q&A episode, David and Seth answer this question and show through scripture how we can know if we are truly saved.
17 min
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Genesis 37-50: Joseph
We are near the end of Genesis, and 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.
45 min
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Genesis 28-36: Jacob
From the womb, Jacob was one that had an appetite for deceit and trickery. How does God bring about the promise, even through 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.
48 min
210
Genesis 22-27: Isaac
Isaac, the son who made Abraham and Sarah laugh in response to the fulfilled promise God had made, 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.
52 min
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Genesis 12-21: Abraham
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 that even amidst the brokenness, God makes good on his promises, through the fulfillment of Jesus nailed to the cross.
60 min
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Genesis 6-11: 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 for 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.
54 min
213
Psalm 22: Lament Psalms (w/ Cameron Cole)
How does Psalm 22 reflect Jesus' Crucifixion? In this episode, David and Seth are joined by author Cameron Cole to discuss Psalm 22, and how in our suffering, God hears and understands the pain, sorrow, and misery that comes in this life, because he suffered the loss of his son Jesus on the cross. Cameron Cole has been the Director of Youth Ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent for 14 years in Birmingham, Alabama, and as of January 2016, his role has developed to include Children, Youth, and Families. He is also the Founding Chairman of Rooted Ministry, an organization that promotes Gospel-Centered Student Ministry and Youth Ministry. He is also the Co-Editor of “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practice Guide” (Crossway, 2016). He is pursuing a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Check Out Cameron Cole’s latest book, “Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy”: https://www.amazon.com/Therefore-Have-Hope-Comfort-Sustain-ebook/dp/B079XXYNYC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Cameron+cole&qid=1550699021&s=gateway&sr=8-1Visit Cameron’s Blog: https://www.rootedministry.com
46 min
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Genesis 3-5: The 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".
56 min
215
Genesis 1-2: Creation
Why is the story of creation impossible for both ancient and modern minds to truly comprehend? How is Jesus found in the creation story? 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.
52 min
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Psalm 2: Royal Psalms
What do the Psalms have to say about politics? How does Jesus carry out justice? In this episode, David and Seth talk about how God has anointed and appointed Jesus Christ as the perfect, exemplary king.
40 min
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Psalm 1: Wisdom Psalms
How does delighting and meditating in the Law of the Lord change us? What does it mean to be "like a tree planted by streams of water"? How does Jesus fulfill the law? In this episode, David and Seth talk about how delighting in the Law of the Lord will ultimately ground us and create in us a contentment in Jesus.
49 min
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Psalms Introduction (w/ Jeff Vanderstelt)
How can we see Jesus worshipped and praised in the Psalms? In this episode, David and Seth are introducing the Psalms and are joined by pastor Jeff Vanderstelt to examine how the Psalms reflect the gospel. Jeff is a pastor, speaker, author, and founder and visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches. He serves as a teaching pastor and Director of Missional Communities at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA. Additionally, Jeff supports church planting globally through training and as a member of the Advisory Board of C2C Network. He and Jayne, his wife of twenty-five years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at his website www.jeffvanderstelt.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.Check out Jeff Vanderstelt's books, "Gospel Basics for Kids" and "Gospel Fluency Handbook"."Gospel Basics for Kids": https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Basics-Kids-Heidi-Wygle/dp/1732491305"Gospel Fluency Handbook": https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Fluency-Handbook-Practical-Speaking-ebook/dp/B075N847CYFor more information, visit https://saturatetheworld.com
45 min
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Christmas Special: Seth's Exodus 3 Sermon
In this special Christmas episode, Seth walks through Exodus 3 and shares how the interaction between God and Moses is a timeless narrative that is relevant to every walk of life, every calling. Why does Moses see himself as incapable to free the Israelites from Egypt? How does God respond to Moses' claim? How is Jesus Christ himself the center of redemption?
38 min
220
Exodus 35-40: Building the Tabernacle
In this last episode in the book of Exodus, David and Seth talk about why the most meticulous section of the book is getting repeated almost word for word. What made the people obey where they formerly disobeyed? What made them generous where they formerly grumbled? And does Exodus end with Moses unable to enter the tabernacle?
46 min
221
Exodus 33-34: Cleft of the Rock
How will God react to the Golden Calf? Why does he say he won't accompany Israel into the promise land? What does it mean to say that God passed all his glory by Moses in the cleft of the rock? And how is all of this about Jesus? David and Seth lean into Paul's exposition of this text in 2 Corinthians 3-4 as they unpack one of their favorite passages in the Bible.
54 min
222
Exodus 32: The Golden Calf (w/ Andrew Wilson)
How do we see the Gospel in the Golden Calf? In this episode, David and Seth are joined by author Andrew Wilson to examine the makers of the idol, how God responds, and how Jesus fulfills it all.
37 min
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Exodus 31: Spirit of God
The instructions for the building of the tabernacle is finished, so where do the people go from here? Bezalel and Oholiab are two people who are given the Spirit of God to accomplish the building of the tabernacle and its finest details. How do we see Jesus in these two men? In this episode, David and Seth discuss the how the Spirit of God helps us obey the Spirit's commandments.
34 min
224
Exodus 28-29: Priestly Garments
What we uncover in this episode is that we are clothed with Christ, wear God's glory, and create beauty as we function as priests to the world.
47 min
225
Exodus 24-27, 30: Tabernacle Plans (w/ Kristen ...
The tabernacle is full of details that we often want to read over, but all of it is important. Moreover, all of it points to Jesus. In this episode, David and Seth are joined by author Kristen Hatton to help us see Jesus in the tabernacle.
49 min