What Does the Bible Say About Speaking in Tongues?
Dr. Aill R. Harris Jr., Pastor
I. Establish the Biblical Authenticity of Speaking in Tongues
(1 Corinthians 12:6-11)
- If it's not equipping the will of God then that gift is not of God (1 Corinthians 12:28-31) (Mark 15:16-18)
- Mark is the only gospel that records that Jesus you will speak in new tongues. Some people argue it's importance being that it is only written once. But only the gospel of Luke records that you must be born again, is that not important? If it is written once IT IS IMPORTANT!
- The apostle Paul embraces the idea of speaking in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:1-5)
II. The Difference Between Praying in the Spirit and Speaking in Tongues
(1 Corinthians 14:12-15) (1 Corinthians 14:28) (Romans 8:26)
III. The Purpose of Speaking in Tongues
A. To Communicate the Gospel
(1 Corinthians 14:22) (Acts 2:6-8)
B. To Confirm the Power of God
Explore the myths
-Speaking in tongues is synonymous with being baptized in the Holy Spirit.
- A sign of spiritual maturity. The gift doesn't not grant maturity it just means that you've got the gift.
- Speaking in tongues is the fruit of the spirit. It is a gift not a fruit. (Galatians 5:22-23)
- THE sign of being filled with the spirit. (Acts 19:6)
- All believers may speak in tongues. Not true! It is a gift that not all will recieve.
* Paul says I will pray in tongues, and I will pray with understanding.
3 ways to pray
- pray the word of God
- pray to worship God
- pray in the Spirit
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