All about Speaking in Tongues
State College Access Church
Fall 2023 Life Group
Pastor Jonathan Srock
Do you have questions about speaking in tongues, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, your prayer language, or how the gift of speaking in tongues works? This life group is for you. In eight weeks, Pastor Jonathan does a deep dive into this interesting and elusive subjects. Nothing is off the table. If you’ve got questions, we will look for answers together.
This will be a teaching-based life group that flows into discussion of the topic for the week. Bring your questions and thoughts about speaking in tongues. We will be looking at all the Scriptures associated with speaking in tongues.
Sundays 12:30-2 PM
History of Speaking in Tongues
Baptism in the Spirit Part 1
Baptism in the Spirit Part 2
Your Prayer Language
Speaking in Tongues and Prophecy
Gift of Speaking in Tongues Part 1
Gift of Speaking in Tongues Part 2
Is Speaking in Tongues for Today and Q&A
5 minutes – Opening Prayer
45 minutes – Teaching
30 minutes – Discussion
10 minutes. – Application
Week 1 – History of Speaking in Tongues
Speaking in tongues did not take a hiatus from the practice in the first century until the 19th and 20th centuries. It happened throughout history. We will look at that history and speaking in tongues and prophecy in the Old Testament. We will also cover the Cessationist arguments against tongues and which denominations are open to it.
Week 2 – Baptism in the Spirit Part 1
What is the baptism in the Spirit? We talk about how it follows salvation and discuss its appearance in the Gospels and Acts. We will also discuss if speaking in tongues is a human language or an angelic, unknown language.
Week 3 – Baptism in the Spirit Part 2
Some Christians misunderstand the blesse:d promise of the Father, and misuse speaking in tongues. We will discuss what Spirit baptism is not, what it is, why it is necessary for believers growing in their faith, and how to receive the baptism in the Spirit.
Week 4 – Your Prayer Language
There are two operations of speaking in tongues.. The first is while you are pregnant as your prayer language. We will look at 1 Corinthians 14 and other passages dealing with speaking in tongues as a prayer language for each believer. What is the purpose of praying and singing in tongues? Can you control it?
Week 5 – Speaking in Tongues and Prophecy
Speaking in tongues and prophecy are closely related the Old and New Testaments. We will continue to talk about 1 Corinthians 14 and talk about the different functions and settings of speaking in tongues.
Week 6 – Gift of Speaking in Tongues Part 1
The second operation speaking in tongues is as a gift of the Spirit to minister to others in a service or gathering. We continue talking about 1 Corinthians 14, Romans 12, the uses of this gift, and how it is used with other gifts. How do we know the Spirit is prompting this to use this gift? Who controls the gift of speaking in tongues?
Week 7 – Gift of Speaking in Tongues Part 2
We continue to talk about the gift of tongues in the context of the worship service. We will also touch on grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit along with other themes related to the gift of tongues in operation.
Week 8 – Is Speaking in Tongues for Today and Q&A
In the age of Google translate, a wide variety of study tools for learning languages, and services of interpreters, why do we still need the gift of speaking in tongues? We look at the reasons for continuing to operate in the prayer language and the gift of speaking in tongues. We will also look at the benefits of speaking in tongues for everyday Christian life. For believers and the Church today. This will also be a time for Q&A, although we will be asking questions and answering them throughout the life group.