Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit In You
And while staying with them He ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, He said, “You heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The gift of speaking in tongues perfects our prayers
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought.
The gift of speaking in tongues brings intimacy with God
If you praise Him in the private language of tongues, God understands you but no one else does, for you are sharing intimacies just between you and Him.
The gift of speaking in tongues builds up the one who prays
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…
- The Holy Spirit takes me over.
- Speaking in tongues makes me a "first class" Christian.
How do we receive this gift?
Ask and you will receive
“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be (being) filled with the Spirit…
NEW SERIES NEXT WEEKEND:
A GENEROUS GOSPEL — THE ABUNDANCE OF GOD FOR THE MISSION OF GOD
The Holy Spirit | God's Empowering Presence In You
This weekend we wrapped up an incredible series on the Holy Spirit! Our Lead Pastor Whit George taught on the gift of speaking in tongues—the truth, misconceptions, and practical steps for your relationship with Jesus.