Why we need the Holy Spirit to help us speak in tongues – Acts 2, Part 4

The purpose of the filling of the Holy Spirit is to motivate you for mission. This is why Christians would do well to gather, to cry out for the Spirit to fill us, to motivate us to mission, to outreach, to boldly preach the Good News, to fill us with a method of communicating theContinue reading “Why we need the Holy Spirit to help us speak in tongues – Acts 2, Part 4”

The moment that changed everything (also the Spirit as wind, fire…and speaking in tongues)- Acts 2, Part 2

This is the moment everything changed. Have you experienced one of those in your life? A 9/11 moment where you say, “Before that day life was one way, and now after that day, everything seems different.” It could be a job loss, a death of a loved one, a serious illness, or very positive events,Continue reading “The moment that changed everything (also the Spirit as wind, fire…and speaking in tongues)- Acts 2, Part 2”

Speaking in Tongues is not the point – 1st Corinthians 14:1-25

Last week I mentioned that this past Sunday’s sermon was going to be about speaking in tongues.  We have been working our way section by section through the book of 1st Corinthians, and on Sunday we finally made it to chapter 14, which is all about speaking in tongues. I started the sermon off withContinue reading “Speaking in Tongues is not the point – 1st Corinthians 14:1-25”

Is Speaking in Tongues fake?

What is speaking in tongues? Or what is it supposed to be? There is a lot confusion, a lot of skepticism and fear. Some people say that it is all fake, that the gift of tongues ceased, and that’s what Paul meant in chapter 13 verse 8 when he said “where there are tongues, theyContinue reading “Is Speaking in Tongues fake?”