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Transcript of Tongues Workshop
The Gift of Tongues
Part of the Spirit's work is implanting a desire in our hearts to have more and more of God, to continue to experience Him more intimately.
B. What is the gift of tongues?
C. Why is tongues important?
D. What is the value of tongues for us personally?
E. Some pastoral notes.
F. How do we receive the gift of tongues?
G. Obstacles to receiving the gift of tongues.
To Sum it Up
What is the Gift of Tongues?
Speaking in tongues is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit where one speaks an
utterance or a
language which he does not know
, and which he does not understand.
How do we receive the Holy Spirit?
One powerful experience some lack is speaking in tongues.
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
- 1 Cor 14:5
Speaking in Tongues is for all of Us
It is directly connected with the outpouring of the Spirit on people
It could very well be an actual language.
Some of them sound like gibberish.
Some are merely grunts.
Actual sentences can sound like baby talk
Speaking in tongues is speaking to God
It is speaking to God beyond the limits of human intelligence
Being addressed to God, there is no need for people to understand what is being said. God understands.
1. Tongues is important because it is a gift of the Spirit.
1 Cor 12:4
2. Tongues is important as a gift of prayer.
Tongues connects us directly to God.
3. Tongues is important because it helps build up the body of Christ.
Ministries in the Church are designed to build up the body
What is the value of Tongues for us personally?
Tongues gives us a new dimension in prayer. It can revolutionize our prayer life.
Tongues builds us up, edifies us.
Tongues has a transforming effect on one's spiritual life.
to receiving of Tongues
Some Pastoral Notes
Tongues is important, but we need to see it in its proper place.
Tongues is important, but it should not be overemphasized.
Given the above, still tongues is important and desirable, since it results in further blessings and more power for the Christian life.
"Know that it is a free gift from God to those who desire it"
Wrong Expectations or Attitudes
God Loves us
May God be Praised!!!
1 Cor 13:8
1 Cor 13:1