Holy Spirit | Part 4

“Holy Spirit” Part 4 “Three Functions of Tongues”

1 Cor. 12:1 – KJV

1 Cor. 14:39 – KJV

What is speaking in tongues? – The ability to speak in an unknown language by the inspiration and enablement of the Holy Spirt.

What are the various functions or purposes for tongues in the church and in the life of the believer?

  1. To serve as a “sign” or “witness”
  2. To bear witness that a person has been baptized in the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:4 – KJV

Acts 10:45-46 – KJV

Acts 19:6 – KJV

Acts 8:17-18 – KJV

Acts 9:17 – KJV

*Tongues were an initial, outward or physical sign that a person had been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

  1. To Be a witness to unbelievers

1 Cor. 14:22 – KJV

  1. To bring a “message” “revelation” or “exhortation” to the church (Gift of Tongues)


  • To assist and edify the individual believer by enabling them to pray the desires of the Spirit

Rom. 8:26-27-KJV

1 Cor. 14:18-19 – KJV

1 Cor. 14:15 – KJV

*God will be glorified when we yield to His Holy Spirit and the gifts He brings!