“Empowered to Reach the World” Lesson #7

“Speaking in tongues and the interpretation of tongues ”

 

Intro: What is foreign language you desire to speak fluently and why

Study

  1. James 1:15, Rom 6:23 In all countries, all cultures, in all parts of the world the problem of sin is the same! The Bible tells us that the consequence of sin is death.
    1. Mark 16:15, 1 Cor 12:8-11 Every one of us as Christians are called to the same purpose, to win as many people to Jesus as we possibly can! God will equip us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that we can truly be effective in reaching the world!
      1. 1 Cor 12:10 The next gifts of the Holy Spirit that we will discuss in this current series are the gifts of speaking in different kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues.
      2. Acts 2:3-6 The gift of speaking in tongues includes the supernatural ability of speaking in a foreign language spoken on earth that you have not learned.
    2. Romans 8:26 The gift of speaking in tongues also includes speaking in a heavenly angelic language that is not understood on earth.
  2. Acts 1:8, Acts 19:6 The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to anoint us to evangelize the world! The gift of speaking in other tongues is a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit, and a confirmation of the power of the Holy Spirit operating in our lives.
    1. Acts 2:37-41 When the Holy Spirit is working through us and we are operating in the gift of tongues, we will see much greater results than if we are operating in our own abilities.
      1. 1 Cor 14:2 The gift of the interpretation of tongues is when God will anoint you supernaturally to interpret the unknown angelic tongues someone else is speaking.
      2. 1 Cor 14:5 God will use the gift of the interpretation of tongues to interpret the unknown tongue so everyone in the entire church can understand what is being spoken, and so that they can be encouraged by what is being said.
    2. Mark 16:17, 1 Thess 1:5 The purpose of the gifts of tongues and the interpretation of tongues is to demonstrate the Holy Spirits power, presence, and anointing in our lives. We need to operate in the gifts of tongues and the interpretation of tongues in order to #Reachtheworld!

 

Discussion

1. Have you personally received the gift of speaking in other tongues? If so when and how did you receive the gift of tongues?

2. If you personally have received the gift of speaking in tongues, what differences have you noticed in your personal life, prayer life, and in your ministry since you received the gift of tongues?

3. Have you ever witnessed someone operating in the gift of supernaturally interpreting the unknown tongues that someone else is speaking? If so what happened?

4. In what ways do you believe operating in the gifts of speaking in tongues and the interpretation of tongues will make you more effective in reaching the world?

End: Pray for any who want to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive the gifts of speaking in other tongues and the interpretation of tongues, then take requests.