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  • 1. Life In The Spirit! Week 7
  • 2. What we experience…
    • 1. Knowing Him personally
    • 2. Growing in fellowship
    • 3. A living relationship
  • 3. Maximize this class
    • htchurch.com/lifeinthespirit
    • Class Q & A via email
    • Bible readings: Acts 16-18
    • Keep flying
    • F – L - Y
  • 4. Last week… Spirit Baptism
    • An experience subsequent, distinct
    • The Spirit coming upon us
    • The sign of tongues
    • Languages never learned
    • Receive it by faith
  • 5. 1. Tongues: what’s happening?
    • You are the one speaking
    • And they were all filled with the
    • Holy Ghost, and began to speak
    • with other tongues, as the Spirit
    • gave them utterance.
    • (Acts 2:4)
  • 6. 1. Tongues: what’s happening?
    • B. You are speaking words
    • (utterance) given by the Spirit
  • 7. 1. Tongues: what’s happening?
    • C. Your spirit is speaking
    • For if I pray in a tongue,
    • my spirit prays,
    • but my understanding
    • is unfruitful…
    • (1 Cor. 14:14)
  • 8. 1. Tongues: what’s happening?
    • D. A volitional activity
    • What is it then?  I will pray with the
    • spirit, and I will pray with the
    • understanding also; I will sing with
    • the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also…. (1 Cor. 14:15)
  • 9. Under his control…
    • I thank my God, I speak with tongues
    • more than you all, yet in the church
    • I would rather speak five words
    • with my understanding, that I might
    • teach others also, than
    • ten thousand words in a tongue
    • (1 Cor. 14:18-19)
  • 10. 2. Primarily praise and worship
    • Praise
    • … we do hear them speak
    • in our tongues
    • the wonderful works of God.
    • (Acts 2:11)
  • 11. 2. Primarily praise and worship
    • B. Mysteries
    • For he who speaks in a tongue
    • speaks not to men, but to God:
    • for no man understands;
    • however in the spirit
    • he speaks mysteries.  (1 Cor. 14:2)
  • 12. 2. Primarily praise and worship
    • C. Prayer
    • For if I pray in a tongue,
    • my spirit prays,
    • but my understanding is unfruitful…
    • (1 Cor. 14:14)
  • 13. 2. Primarily praise and worship
    • D. Song
    • What is it then?  I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also…. (1 Cor. 14:15)
  • 14. 2. Primarily praise and worship
    • E. Blessing & Thanksgiving –
    • 1 Cor. 14:16-17
    • For you truly are giving thanks well,
    • but the other is not edified.
  • 15. 3. The gift of tongues
    • A. The gift of tongues – 1 Cor. 12:27-30
    • Now you are the body of Christ, and
    • members in particular.  And God has
    • set some in the church, first apostles,
    • secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers,
    • after that miracles…
  • 16. 3. The gift of tongues
    • … then gifts of healings, helps,
    • governments, diversities of
    • tongues.  Are all apostles?  Are all
    • prophets? Are all teachers?  Are all
    • workers of miracles?  Do all have the
    • gifts of healing?  Do all speak with
    • tongues?  Do all interpret?
  • 17. 3. The gift of tongues
    • As used personally
    • (a “prayer language”)
    • He that speaks in a tongue
    • edifies himself …
    • (1 Cor. 14:4)
  • 18. 3. The gift of tongues
    • As used personally
    • (a “prayer language”)
    • I thank my God,
    • I speak with tongues more than you all,
    • yet in the church…
    • (1 Cor. 14:18-19)
  • 19. 3. The gift of tongues
    • As used personally
    • (a “prayer language”)
    • But if there is no interpreter, let him
    • keep silence in the church; and let him
    • speak to himself, and to God.
    • (1 Cor. 14:28)
  • 20. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Praying with groanings, etc.
    • Likewise the Spirit also helps our
    • infirmities; for we do not know what we
    • should pray for as we ought;
    • but the Spirit himself makes
    • intercession for us…
  • 21. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Praying with groanings, etc.
    • … with groanings which cannot be
    • uttered.  And he who searches the
    • hearts knows what is the mind of the
    • Spirit, because he makes intercession
    • for the saints according to God.  
  • 22. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Praying with groanings, etc.
    • And we know that all things work
    • together for good to those who love
    • God, to those who are the called
    • [ones] according to his purpose.
    • (Rom. 8:26-28)
    •  
  • 23. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Praying with groanings, etc.
    • - not how to pray but what to pray
    • - praying according to God
    • - avoiding soulish praying  
  • 24. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Communing with God
    • All the forms within 1 Cor. 14:
    • - praise, worship
    • - thanksgiving
    • (all whether sung or spoken)
  • 25. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Edification of your spirit man -
    • 1 Cor. 14:4, 18
    • He that speaks in a tongue
    • edifies himself…
    • I thank my God, I speak with
    • tongues more than you all…
  • 26. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • Edification - Jude 20
    • But you, beloved, building yourselves
    • up on your most holy faith, praying in
    • the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the
    • love of God, looking for the mercy of
    • our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 
  • 27. 4. To edify ourselves and pray
    • The release of the Spirit (John 7:38):
    • If any man thirsts, let him come to me,
    • and drink. He who believes on me, as
    • the scripture has said, out of his belly
    • shall flow rivers of living water.
    • But He spoke this of the Spirit…
  • 28. What Paul knew way back when
    • “… their frontal lobes — the thinking,
    • willful part of the brain through
    • which people control what they
    • do — were relatively quiet, as were
    • the language centers. The regions
    • involved in maintaining
    • self-consciousness were active….”
  • 29.