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  1. Speaking in Tongues 1 Cor. 12:1-12 - Spiritual Gifts (1) Word of Wisdom (2) Word of Knowledge (3) Faith (4) Healing (5) Miracles (6) Prophecy (7) Discerning of Spirits (8) Tongues (9) Interpretation of Tongues Glossolalia

  2. Speaking in Tongues What it is Purpose of tongues How they received this gift Can we have it today

  3. What is The gift of Tongues “to another divers kinds of tongues;” 1 Cor. 12:10 KJV “to another different kinds of tongues” NKJV “to another various kinds of tongues” ESV Tongues = “by implication a language”

  4. What is The gift of Tongues Acts 2:4 “began to speak with other tongues” Other = different Acts 10:46 “they heard them speak with tongues” Cornelius - Gentiles Acts 19:6 “and they spoke with tongues” Paul was at Ephesus He could lay hands on them to give them a gift

  5. What is The gift of Tongues Acts 2:4 “began to speak with other tongues” Other = different This gift of tongues was not muttering or ecstatic noise Tongues - “The language used by a particular people in distinction from that of other nations. To speak with new tongues which the speaker has not learned previously.” [ Thayer p. 118 ]

  6. What is The gift of Tongues Language 1 Cor. 14:2 KJV “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God:” Unknown - is in italics - indicates it was added by the translators of the KJV It was an unknown language to those present NKJV “For he who speaks in a tongue”

  7. The Purpose of Tongues Patriarchal AgeMosaical AgeChristian Age Creation Several miracles Birth of Jesus Pentecost - Tongues Mt. Sinai Some miracles No need For tongues All nations All people To Reveal the Gospel

  8. The Purpose of Tongues To Confirm the Word Acts 10:46 - sign the gospel was given to the Gentiles Mark 16:20 “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” 1 Cor. 14:22 “Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers;” Establish

  9. Tongues How they Received the gift Only Two Ways 1. Baptism of Holy Spirit Acts 2 - day of Pentecost - Apostles Acts 10 - household of Cornelius 2. Laying on of the Apostles hands Acts 8:18 and Acts 19:6 The disciples could not do this

  10. Tongues How they Received the gift Modern tongue speakers They seek this gift of speaking in tongues Teach their members how to speak in tongues

  11. To Start Seeking • Say the words below over and over very rapidly for 2 or 3 minutes • Glory to God, Hallelujah, Glory to God, Hallelujah • Praise precious Jesus, Prince of Peace , Praise precious … • I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus • Jesus saviour save sinful souls, sanctify saints to serve thee • Praise God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost • SpanishGermanLatin • As you praise God, do not try to stop stammering. In fact the more you get the words of praise mixed up, the easier it is for the Holy Ghost to take control of your tongue, and speak in unknown tongues. False doctrine

  12. Tongues Can we have This gift The means of obtaining this gift have ceased 1. Baptism of Holy Spirit One baptism today - Eph. 4:4-6 - water baptism 2. Apostles have all died - cannot pass to others 1 Cor. 13:8 “whether there are tongues, they will cease;” Cease = come to an end, become inoperative Prophecies, Tongues and Knowledge = cease

  13. Tongues Can we have This gift The Need for tongues has passed 1 Cor. 13:9-10 Part - the stage of miracles in the church Perfect - the whole truth about God When the Bible was completed the gifts were no longer needed Ladders and scaffolding are removed when the house is finished

  14. Tongues Can we have This gift The Need for tongues has passed 1 Cor. 13:9-10 Part - the stage of miracles in the church Perfect - the whole truth about God When the Bible was completed the gifts were no longer needed Ladders and scaffolding are removed when the house is finished When the truth was fully revealed the gifts were removed The gifts were not an end But a means to an end !

  15. Gift of Speaking in Tongues Not available to us today The claim to speak in tongues is not based on Bible authority The gift of tongues was another language they spoke by miraculous means. It was necessary in the beginning to spread the gospel.

  16. Gift of Speaking in Tongues “Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.” Jude 3

  17. Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 evanscoc@bellsouth.net www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Morning June 26, 2011