RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL SUNDAY 9TH OF OCTOBER 2022 LESSON SIX (06) TOPIC: SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 9TH OF OCTOBER 2022
LESSON SIX (06)
TOPIC: SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 19:1-6
[1]And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
[2]He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
[3]And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.
[4]Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
[5]When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
[6]And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

MEMORY VERSE: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” – Mark 16:17

INTRODUCTION
Our Lord Jesus Christ declared that the ability to speak with new tongues shall be one of the signs that follow everyone who believes in Him (Mark 16:17). Why every believer receives the Holy Spirit at the point of conversion (Acts 2:38), believers are expected to continue to thirst and hunger for the in filling of the Holy spirit (Luke 24:29). Speaking in tongues is a divine language and manifested when one is baptized with the Holy Spirit. The ability to speak in an unknown tongue is one of the outward (physical) evidence of the overflow of the Holy spirit in the life of a believer (Acts 2:4). In this lesson, we shall attempt to answer some of the mind-boggling questions about speaking in an unknown tongues and its benefits

LESSON OUTLINES
1. SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES AND THE GIFT OF DIVERSE KIND OF TONGUE COMPARED
2. BENEFITS OF SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES

SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES AND THE GIFT OF DIVERSE KIND OF TONGUE COMPARED
The ability to speak in an unknown tongue, as well as the gift of diverse kind of tongues, is given by the Holy Spirit. It is distinctive of the present Holy spirit dispensation and it began with the outpouring of the Holy spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is not to be bought with money or learnt.
However, we need to distinguish between the truth. While every believers is expected to speak in an unknown tongue (Acts 19:1-6) not all may receive the gift of diverse kinds of tongues (1Corinthians 12:10). Note that both can take place simultaneously for some believers, as it happened to the disciples of the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4-12). When a believers speaks in an unknown tongue, he speaks mysteries (onto God) which cannot be understood by men (1Corinthians 14:2), However, God can speak through one with the gift of diverse kinds of tongues to men with interpretations where necessary (Acts 2:4-6). Speaking in an unknown tongue is for self edification (1Corinthians 14:4) while diverse kinds of tongues (when interpreted) edify the church or those around (Acts 2:7-10)

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Why do you think some people mock those who spoke in unknown tongues according to Acts 2:13?

BENEFITS OF SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUES
The following are some of the benefits of speaking in an unknown tongue:
1. It improves a believer’s prayer life: supernatural ability to communicate with God effectively and intercede for others well (Romans 8:26; 1Corinthians 14:2).
2. Self-edification: it stirs up a believers Faith (1Corinthians 14:4; Jude 20)
3. It is a means of yielding our tongue to God. No man can tame the tongue but God (James 3:8). By the Holy Spirit, the whole body can change, including the tongue.
4. It is a weapon of spiritual warfare (1Corinthians 14:2).
5. It assist believers to sing, praise and give thanks to God (1Corinthians 14:15)

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can speaking in an unknown tongue help believers to witness for Christ according to Acts 1:8?

CONCLUSION: Speaking in an unknown tongue is a fulfillment of the promise of God and it is for all believers who would not just desire it but fully tap into the benefits irrespective of their church denominations, tribes or Nations.

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