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Esther 9-10: The Edict
May 28 • 56 min
Esther ends with a counter-edict going out to the soon-to-be-oppressed Jews. Instead of the suffering that was soon to be poured out on them, the Jews end up rising up and conquering their oppressors. In this last episode in our series on Esther, David…
Esther 4-8 Part 2: Queen Esther
May 21 • 40 min
The most famous part of the book of Esther is without a doubt, the Queen's courageous entrance into the king's chambers. She risks her life for the sake of her people. In this episode, Seth and David unpack what we should and shouldn't be seeing in this…
Esther 4-8 Part 1: Ironic Reversals
May 14 • 41 min
Esther is full of irony. Without a proper understanding of how irony works in literature, the masterful beauty of this book would be missed. In this episode, David and Seth talk about the ironic reversals that occur throughout the middle section of…
Esther 1-3: Introduction
May 7 • 66 min
Esther shows us a beautiful picture of how God works behind the scenes to bring all things together for his purposes. In this first episode, Seth and David introduce the book of Esther, discuss its structure, and walk through the first three chapters…
How to Read the Bible: Epistles (feat. Sam Storms)
Apr 30 • 45 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
How to Read the Bible: Gospels (feat. Sam Storms)
Apr 23 • 46 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
How to Read the Bible: Prophecy (feat. Sam Storms)
Apr 16 • 53 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
How to Read the Bible: Wisdom (feat. Sam Storms)
Apr 9 • 48 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
How to Read the Bible: Law (feat. Sam Storms)
Apr 2 • 48 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
How to Read the Bible: Narrative (feat. Sam Storms)
Mar 26 • 50 min
The Bible is full of different styles of writing - called genres. We find some of them easier to read than others, but all of them have their own unique qualities, uses, and potential points of misunderstanding. In this special 6-week series, David Bowden…
Psalm 91 & Coronavirus
Mar 19 • 59 min
With the outbreak of COVID-19 many people are rightly looking to God's Word for comfort. Among the most used and helpful passages has been Psalm 91. But it can also be one of the most misinterpreted. David and Seth sit down for a special Quarantine…
Deuteronomy 31-34: Song of Moses
Mar 12 • 51 min
Who is Joshua? What will happen to Israel as they cross the Jordan? Why did Moses have to die? David and Seth wrap up the Torah and see how Jesus is the Moses who can cross the Jordan and the Joshua who fights our enemies. For more information about…
Deuteronomy 26-30: Blessing and Curse
Mar 5 • 58 min
The book of Deuteronomy sets before God's people blessings and curses based on their obedience or disobedience. However, the curses seem to be stated in such a way that they seem inevitable. That is because the people of Israel needed new hearts if they…
Deuteronomy 22-25: Miscellaneous Laws
Feb 27 • 61 min
Just looking at the subheadings for this section in your Bible can seem daunting, confusing, and frustrating. Why are so many laws, covering so many different topics shoved together in this section? Seth and David offer several explanations for why this…
Deuteronomy 19-21: Innocent Blood and Holy War
Feb 20 • 62 min
One of the most difficult questions about the Bible facing people today has to do with God's commands in these chapters to put everything that breathes to death. In this episode, Seth and David talk about how God's commands for cities of refuge, innocent…
Deuteronomy 17-18: Judges, Kings, and Prophets
Feb 13 • 47 min
This section talks a lot about the rulers and decision makers in Israel's society: judges, kings, and prophets. But there are so many ways that Israel's authority figures were to be different from the nation's. They were arbiter's between God's law and…
Deuteronomy 15-16: The Sabbatical Year
Feb 6 • 71 min
Every seven years, God commanded a year of rest for the people and their land. This was called the Sabbatical Year. In this year, debts were forgiven, slaves were released, and property was returned. Seth and David talk about the social implications of…
We’re Back! What’s Next for 2020?
Jan 30 • 7 min
David and Seth and back for 2020 and couldn't be more excited to welcome back long time listeners and say hello to newcomers. In this short episode, the guys talk about what to expect in the coming year and offer many, many thanks to those of you who have…
Deuteronomy 12-14: Israel’s Distinctiveness
Dec 12, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, David and Seth talk about tithing, kosher laws, and the death penalty. That's because this section of Deuteronomy goes into several laws which cultivate Israel's distinctiveness among the nations. Things like where they can worship, what…
Deuteronomy 10-11: Heart Circumcision
Dec 5, 2019 • 53 min
What is a circumcised heart? Why did God remake the tablets of the 10 Commandments after Moses broke them? How do God's character and actions generate love and obedience in us? Seth and David unpack all this and more while looking at Deuteronomy 10-11.…
Special Guest: David Murray - “Jesus on Every Page”
Nov 28, 2019 • 45 min
The ministry of Spoken Gospel and David's view of the Bible have been dramatically shaped by professor and theologian, David Murray. This shaping came specifically through his book, "Jesus on Every Page." In this very special episode, Seth and David sit…
Introducing Jesus In All Of The Bible
Nov 21, 2019 • 15 min
We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest podcast from Spoken Gospel, "Jesus In All Of The Bible." In each episode of "Jesus In All Of The Bible" we take a quick 3-4 minute look at a passage of Scripture to see what's happening and how it…
Deuteronomy 7-9: Chosen People
Nov 14, 2019 • 42 min
Why did God choose Israel out of every other nation? What does it mean that Israel is God's treasured possession? Why did Jesus quote, "Man does not live on bread alone" to Satan in his temptation? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Deuteronomy 5-6: The Ten Commandments (Again?)
Nov 7, 2019 • 57 min
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…
Deuteronomy 4: Why Obey the Law
Oct 31, 2019 • 57 min
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…
Deuteronomy 1-3: Introduction
Oct 24, 2019 • 48 min
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…
How to See Jesus in All of Scripture (w/ Taylor Walling)
Oct 17, 2019 • 58 min
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…
The Story of Spoken Gospel (w/ Taylor Walling)
Oct 10, 2019 • 58 min
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…
How Jesus Changed My Bible (w/ Taylor Walling)
Oct 3, 2019 • 54 min
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. For more…
Numbers 32-36: Before The Promised Land
Sep 26, 2019 • 53 min
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?…
Numbers 31: Holy War
Sep 19, 2019 • 45 min
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? For more information about…
Numbers 28-30: Holy Time and Rash Vows
Sep 12, 2019 • 32 min
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…
Numbers 25-27: The New Generation
Sep 5, 2019 • 36 min
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…
Numbers 22-24: Balaam and His Donkey
Aug 29, 2019 • 51 min
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…
Sermon Special: David Preaches Exodus 32-34
Aug 22, 2019 • 41 min
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…
Numbers 20-21: Moses’ Disbelief
Aug 15, 2019 • 58 min
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? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Numbers 16-19: The Priest’s Disbelief
Aug 8, 2019 • 37 min
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?…
Numbers 13-15: The Spy’s Disbelief
Aug 1, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Numbers 10-12: Power Struggle
Jul 25, 2019 • 63 min
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…
Numbers 7-9: Flashback to Exodus
Jul 18, 2019 • 41 min
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? For more…
Numbers 4-6: God’s Moving Company
Jul 11, 2019 • 66 min
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.…
Numbers 1-3: The Census
Jul 4, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Numbers Introduction
Jun 27, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Psalm 103: Hymn Psalms
Jun 20, 2019 • 64 min
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…
Leviticus 24 and 26-27: The Death Penalty, Curses, and Vows
Jun 13, 2019 • 66 min
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? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Leviticus 23 and 25: Sabbath, Festivals, and Jubilee
Jun 6, 2019 • 57 min
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? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Leviticus 21-22: A Different Standard For Priests
May 30, 2019 • 64 min
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? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit: http://www.spokengospel.com Welcome to…
Leviticus 17-20: Blood, Sex, and Loving Your Neighbor
May 23, 2019 • 66 min
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? For more information about Spoken Gospel visit: http://www.spokengospel.com Welcome…
Should We Obey The Law Today?
May 16, 2019 • 65 min
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…
Leviticus 16: Day of Atonement
May 9, 2019 • 59 min
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. For more information about Spoken Gospel…
Leviticus 11-15: Unclean Foods, Diseases, and Emissions
May 2, 2019 • 53 min
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. For more information about…
Leviticus 6-10: Priests
Apr 25, 2019 • 65 min
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. For more…
Leviticus 1-5: Offerings
Apr 18, 2019 • 67 min
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? For more…
Leviticus Introduction
Apr 11, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Q&A: How Do I Know I’m Saved?
Apr 4, 2019 • 17 min
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.…
Genesis 37-50: Joseph
Mar 28, 2019 • 45 min
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,…
Genesis 28-36: Jacob
Mar 21, 2019 • 48 min
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…
Genesis 22-27: Isaac
Mar 14, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Genesis 12-21: Abraham
Mar 7, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Genesis 6-11: The Flood
Feb 28, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Psalm 22: Lament Psalms (w/ Cameron Cole)
Feb 21, 2019 • 46 min
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…
Genesis 3-5: The Fall
Feb 14, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Genesis 1-2: Creation
Feb 7, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Psalm 2: Royal Psalms
Jan 31, 2019 • 40 min
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. For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Psalm 1: Wisdom Psalms
Jan 24, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Psalms Introduction (w/ Jeff Vanderstelt)
Jan 17, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Christmas Special: Seth’s Exodus 3 Sermon
Dec 20, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Exodus 35-40: Building the Tabernacle
Nov 29, 2018 • 46 min
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…
Exodus 33-34: Cleft of the Rock
Nov 22, 2018 • 54 min
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…
Exodus 32: The Golden Calf (w/ Andrew Wilson)
Nov 15, 2018 • 37 min
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. Check out Alastair J. Roberts and Andrew Wilson's book…
Exodus 31: Spirit of God
Nov 8, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Exodus 28-29: Priestly Garments
Nov 1, 2018 • 47 min
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. For more information about Spoken Gospel visit: http://www.spokengospel.com Welcome to Spoken Gospel. This is…
Exodus 24-27, 30: Tabernacle Plans (w/ Kristen Hatton)
Oct 25, 2018 • 49 min
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. Check out…
Exodus 21-23: Social Justice
Oct 18, 2018 • 56 min
What can laws about slaves, farm animals, and moneylending teach us about the Gospel? Seth and David get into the nitty-gritty of Exodus' social laws to see how Jesus reveals himself in powerful ways. For more information about Spoken Gospel visit:…
Exodus 20 (Part 2): Ten Commandments
Oct 11, 2018 • 47 min
In part 2 of the Ten Commandment conversation, Seth and David look at the “horizontal laws” about how we are to treat one another. How do these commands show us the character of God, find their fulfillment in Jesus, and show us a path to greater joy in…
Exodus 20 (Part 1): Ten Commandments
Oct 4, 2018 • 42 min
The Ten Commandments is arguably one of the most famous stories in the Bible. As we come to the Law, though, how are we to see Jesus? In this first of two episodes on the Ten Commandments, Seth and David discuss how commands reveal God's character and how…
Exodus 19: Mount Sinai
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
God comes down on Mt. Sinai, establishes his covenant, and calls his people chosen. This is such an integral part of the Bible’s story. David and Seth talk about how the covenant is conditional and unconditional, how law and love go hand in hand, and what…
Exodus 18: Jethro’s Advice
Sep 20, 2018 • 26 min
Is Exodus 18 just about how to set up an organizational structure or what godly leadership roles look like? No! It’s about so much more. Join David and Seth as they discuss how Jesus is the fulfillment of Jethro and the mediation set up by Moses. For more…
Exodus 16-17: Manna
Sep 13, 2018 • 47 min
Jesus repurposed the story of manna in the wilderness by saying he is the bread of life. This one insight alone shows us massive amounts about who Jesus is and how we can treasure him. Join us on this episode to see how Jesus is the better bread, the…
Exodus 14-15: Parting the Red Sea
Sep 6, 2018 • 43 min
The crossing of the Red Sea is one of the most famous events of the whole Bible. How do we see Jesus and his Gospel in it? What do we learn from the destruction of Pharaoh and his army? What is up with the heightened violent language in Moses' song? For…
Exodus 11-13: Passover
Aug 30, 2018 • 48 min
David and Seth discuss Passover and the death of the firstborn sons of Egypt. How are we to understand this gruesome plague? Why did God give all these specific rules about the Passover meal? What does this tell us about Jesus? For more information about…
Exodus Special Episode: Hard Hearts
Aug 23, 2018 • 14 min
What does it mean that Pharaoh's heart was hardened? Who hardened whose heart? On this special episode of The Spoken Gospel Podcast, David and Seth address Pharaoh's hardened heart and how that fits into the Biblical narrative. For more information about…
Exodus 5-10: The Plagues
Aug 16, 2018 • 47 min
What can plagues teach us about Jesus? Why did God send so much devastation on Egypt, but spared Israel? How does the story of the plagues fit in with the rest of the Bible? What kind of plagues happen today and what should our response be? David and Seth…
Exodus 3-4: The Call of Moses
Aug 9, 2018 • 41 min
What did does God's name "I Am" mean? What does it reveal to us about Jesus? How are we to understand Moses' objections to God's calling? Why did Moses' feet have to be dabbed with his son's foreskin? See how all these questions and more are answered in…
Exodus 1-2: Oppressed in Egypt
Aug 2, 2018 • 41 min
How can we see the gospel in the beginning of Exodus? What does Israel's slavery in Egypt, Moses' basket in the Nile, and Pharaoh's infanticide have to do with Jesus? In this first episode of the Spoken Gospel Podcast, David and Seth unpack the biblical…
Introduction
Jul 26, 2018 • 4 min
It's the vision of Spoken Gospel to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. In this short introduction, we meet Seth and David, close friends from Oklahoma City who love to see the gospel story throughout the Bible. They also lay a bit of the…