Tongues 4

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Tongues
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Tongues

TONGUES 4

Welcome.  Last week we read that the purpose of speaking in tongues is to strengthen the church.

This week, how important is speaking in tongues compared to the other spiritual gifts?

1 Corinthians 12:27-31  You are the body of Christ, and each of you is part of it.  And in the church God has
appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts
of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and THOSE SPEAKING IN DIFFERENT
KINDS OF TONGUES.  Are all apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all teachers?  Do all work miracles?  Do all have
gifts of healing?  Do all speak in tongues?  BUT EAGERLY DESIRE THE GREATER GIFTS.

This scripture clearly states that all believers do not have the same gifts.  Not everyone has the gift of teaching,
not everyone has the gift of miracles, not everyone has the gift of healing, etc.  The above scripture also states to
EAGERLY DESIRE THE GREATER GIFTS.  Therefore, although you are given a specific gift that you are naturally
good at and love, you can improve on the other gifts.  THE GIFT OF TONGUES SHOULD NOT BE AS EAGERLY
DESIRED TO IMPROVE ON AS THE GREATER GIFTS.

MY POINT IS THIS.  BESIDES YOUR GOD GIVEN GIFT, YOU SHOULD DESIRE TO IMPROVE ON THE GREATER
GIFTS.  SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT FOR STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH (BODY
OF CHRIST).

Next week we will read more scriptures about the importance of tongues.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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