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Our Father- Praying In The Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the gift that keeps on giving.

John 14:16–20 (NIV)

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another 
advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

Acts 1:4–5 (NIV)
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for 
the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

 Praying in The Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14:14 (NIV) For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays…

Questions about tongues
1. What are tongues? 
Acts 2:4 (NIV) All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
"Tongues are a language that the Holy Spirit gives."

2. Aren't tongues a little…weird?

3. Are tongues for everyone?
Mark 16:17 (NIV) These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues.

3 Kinds of tongues:
  • A foreign language.
  • A prophetic utterance( 1 Cor 12)
  • A prayer language

4. Should tongues be in a church service?
1 Corinthians 14:12–19 (NIV)
12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. 13 For this reason the one 
who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 16 Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying? 17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified. 
18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

4. What are the benefits of praying in tongues?
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.

1. Builds us up
Jude 20 (NIV) But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:4 (NIV) Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves.

2. Leads us in prayer
Romans 8:26–27 (NIV) 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

He is the ultimate prayer partner!

3. We are praying the will of God.
Romans 8:27 (NIV) …The Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

4. Intimate private language

5. It's convenient