Week 80 - November 5, 2016 Steve's Bible Study
Miracles (Part 2) – Speaking in Tongues

[Acts 2:1-15; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11,28-31; 13:1,8-13; 14:1-40]

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The Miraculous Gifts (Part 2) - Tongues


(Greek: "laleo" - to use words; to utter articulate sounds)

tongues (Greek: "glossa" - the language or dialect used by people)
language (Greek: "dialektos" - dialect; language peculiar to any people)
kinds (Greek: "genos" - genus; family, group, race, or nations)
interpretation (Greek: "hermëneia" - to explain in words, expound; to translate what has been spoken or written in a foreign language)

done away

(Greek: "katargeö" - to inactivate, to pass away, to terminate) - prophecy / knowledge ("in part")

perfect (Greek: "teleion" - mature, complete; the eternal state) - prophecy / knowledge
cease (Greek: "pauö" - to stop by itself; to cease permanently) - tongues

Purpose of "tongues"
1) Edification of fellow believers in the church
2) Judgment sign to unbelieving Israel

6 rules for "tongues"
1) no more than 3 should speak
2) one at a time
3) one must interpret
4) if no interpreter, keep silent
5) no women to speak (in tongues), or prophecy (preach)
6) speak in orderly manner, or they aren't recognized

Recommended Resources:
"Charismatic Chaos" by John MacArthur
"Strange Fire" by John MacArthur