Poetic Introductions to The Bible | Spoken Gospel

Poetic Introductions to The Bible | Spoken Gospel

Short creative videos that use spoken word poetry to introduce each book of the bible, showing its main theme and how it is fulfilled in Jesus.

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Poetic Introductions to The Bible | Spoken Gospel
  • The Bible Explained: Matthew | Spoken Gospel

    The Book of Matthew shows us how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament. Picturing the Old Testament like a treasure chest that contains old and new treasure, Matthew helps us see that there is a new treasure hidden in scripture, and it is Jesus.

  • The Bible Explained: Ecclesiastes | Spoken Gospel

    What is the meaning of life? Ecclesiastes asks this and other difficult questions but is unique in the way it answers them. The author of Ecclesiastes aims to show us how vain life "under the sun" is, despite anyone's most lofty attempts to make it meaningful. The only solution Ecclesiastes offer...

  • The Bible Explained: Exodus | Spoken Gospel

    Exodus helps us answer the question, "Who is God?" What we find is that God is the God who shows up and saves. This is most fully achieved in the person of Jesus, who showed up in human form to offer salvation.

    Special thanks to Spoken Gospel for providing this resource. They produce creative vi...

  • The Bible Explained: Mark | Spoken Gospel

    In the aftermath of Jesus' crucifixion, people were wondering how Jesus could have been the promised Messiah if he died on a cross. Mark answers this question by showing how everything Jesus did in his life prepares us for and informs us about his death. The Gospel of Mark seeks to answer the que...

  • The Bible Explained: Acts | Spoken Gospel

    The book of Acts details the birth and spread of the church. But there is something deeply significant in the way it is laid out and described. Acts shows the Gospel going to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and then to the ends of the earth. This growth, from the center out, is what was supposed to...

  • The Bible Explained: Joshua | Spoken Gospel

    Joshua is about how we can live with God again. Israel's ancestral land has been taken over by the Canaanites. But God appoints Joshua to lead his people back onto their land and into battle. This meant the Canaanites' destruction by Joshua's sword, but ultimately Joshua points us to Jesus' destr...

  • The Bible Explained: Lamentations | Spoken Gospel

    Lamentations is like a eulogy. But instead of mourning a loved one's passing, this book laments over the death of Israel and her temple. The mourners admit they are responsible for Israel's demise and they grieve the possibility that they have been utterly rejected by God. But in the middle of th...

  • The Bible Explained: Ezra & Nehemiah | Spoken Gospel

    God wants to live with us. We see this truth in Ezra and Nehemiah. Ezra and Nehemiah are two books that tell one story—the story of Israel coming home. Israel had been exiled from their land and removed from God's presence in the temple because of their sins. But in Ezra and Nehemiah, God is brin...

  • The Bible Explained: Daniel | Spoken Gospel

    Despite what it looks like, God is in control. The Book of Daniel gives us a unique insight into how God's rule relates to earthly governments, armies, and rulers. Even when it looks like the nations of this world surely must be working against the divine plan, Daniel shows us that God is still r...

  • The Bible Explained: 1 and 2 Samuel | Spoken Gospel

    The books of 1 & 2 Samuel narrate the beginning of Israel's monarchy with the rise and fall of King Saul and King David. The true King of Israel will humbly listen to God's word, and God's Kingdom will be established in humility, not pride. But both Saul and David fail to be this humble King and ...

  • The Bible Explained: Hosea | Spoken Gospel

    God promised to protect Israel, but the kings of Israel drained their own people to buy weapons and protection from foreign lords instead. God is angry. The prophet Hosea calls this type of idolatrous foreign policy "adultery." So the book of Hosea asks an unsettling question: "What will God do w...

  • The Bible Explained: Isaiah | Spoken Gospel

    Isaiah prophesied during a pivotal point in Israel's history. Because of their sin, God sent Babylon to judge Israel. But Isaiah's ministry held out hope that God would save them through judgment. Isaiah told Israel that she needed to trust God more than she trusted false gods and other kingdoms....

  • The Bible Explained: Proverbs | Spoken Gospel

    The Book of Proverbs is trying to get anyone who will listen back to the Tree of Life and off the path to death. This effort is personified through two main characters: Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly. Those who listen to Lady Wisdom escape death, receive wisdom, and walk in life. However, those who l...

  • The Bible Explained: Ecclesiastes | Spoken Gospel

    What is the meaning of life? Ecclesiastes asks this and other difficult questions but is unique in the way it answers them. The author of Ecclesiastes aims to show us how vain life "under the sun" is, despite anyone's most lofty attempts to make it meaningful. The only solution Ecclesiastes offer...

  • The Bible Explained: 1 and 2 Kings | Spoken Gospel

    1 & 2 Kings form one book on Israel's history. But more importantly, they tell a story about death and life. In Kings, everything Israel hoped in as a nation fails them. The kings, the temple, the law, and the prophets are all unable to stop Israel's inevitable death. All the evil and failure of ...

  • The Bible Explained: Leviticus | Spoken Gospel

    How can we live in God’s presence? The answer is given to us in the book of Leviticus. If we are ever to dwell with God we must become like God, we must be holy as He is holy. Atonement provided a temporary way to take our darkness and make it light, but we needed a more permanent solution. That ...

  • The Bible Explained: Letters to the Thessalonians | Spoken Gospel

    Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians talk more explicitly about Jesus' second coming than, perhaps, any of Paul's other letters. That's because these believers were oppressed, persecuted, and especially needed the hope of Jesus' return. Jesus would not only return to heal and restore them but ...

  • The Bible Explained: Psalms | Spoken Gospel

    The Psalms are songs for a people waiting in exile. They spring from Israel's history, when people like King David wrote inspired songs giving thanks, repenting of sin, affirming God's promises, or asking for help. The Psalms have been a source of hope, a guide for honest prayer, and a treasury o...

  • The Bible Explained: Ezekiel | Spoken Gospel

    The book of Ezekiel wrestles with the exile of God's people into Assyria and the departure of God's presence from the temple. Eventually, the temple will be destroyed, and it's Ezekiel's job to explain why.

    While the people of Israel were quick to assume God abandoned his people and that their e...

  • The Bible Explained: Genesis | Spoken Gospel

    Spoken Gospel's introduction on the book of Genesis is a short poetic performance video outlining the book's main theme and how it is fulfilled in Jesus. Genesis demonstrates how God can take all the evil we create and make something good. And he does so, not because he has to or even because he ...