This list is provided to help you see what topics are included in this study on Tongues and where to find them. The links below are links to verses, not topical comments; the comments are embedded with the verses, they do not stand alone.

Acts 2:2

The sound of a strong wind meant God’s spirit was going to do something

My general introduction to the topic of speaking in tongues

An introductory word to my charismatic brothers and sisters

This is what I desire for each group

Acts 2:3

Speaking in tongues is connected to the Urim and Thummim and other Old Testament themes

Urim and Thummim were connected to tongues in the dead sea scrolls.

The biblical concept of mysteries

What was the burning question in acts 2?

Both unintelligible sounds and dignified speech at the same time

We should ask ourselves these questions

Acts 2:5

Target audiences at Pentecost

Acts 2:6

Each follower of Jesus spoke to a cluster of men

Acts 2:8

Now the crowd had questions

Acts 2:41

Here we find the action of the Thummim – the conclusion of the matter

Acts 10:30

Cornelius had a burning question

Acts 10:31

The first confirmation that God accepts Gentiles

Acts 10:44


Acts 10:46

When was speaking in foreign languages used in the book of acts?


Acts 10:47

Peter was a doubter in this situation

We should ask ourselves these questions

Acts 19:2

Why did Paul ask them this question?

Acts 19:6

Two types of transfer


Acts 19:7

What did it sound like?

Were public displays of unknown tongues rare or common in acts?

How was the infilling of the holy spirit manifested in acts?

Tongues in acts followed the pattern set by Pentecost

We should ask ourselves these questions

I Corinthians 1:5

Setting the stage

I Corinthians 1:7

Your spiritual supply is not deficient

God wants active waiting, not passive waiting

We should ask ourselves these questions

I Corinthians 12:7

All gifts from the Holy Spirit must benefit others

I Corinthians 12:22

What feeble parts is Paul referring to?

I Corinthians 12:25

Another rule: Spiritual gifts should produce unity not division

A counterfeit has created division

I Corinthians 12:30

Not everyone receives the same spiritual gift

We should ask ourselves these questions:

I Corinthians 12:31

The far superior way of love

I Corinthians 13:1

Tongues is an important subtopic even in this chapter on love

I Corinthians 13:2

The biblical concept of mysteries

I Corinthians 13:8

The temporary nature of tongues and prophecy

I Corinthians 13:10

A connection to the Urim and Thummim

I Corinthians 14:1

What should we pursue?

The meaning of the Hebrew word prophesy

What about ecstatic speech?

I Corinthians 14:2

Three types of tongues

What happened in Paul’s life to expand his usage of the word tongues?

What happened in Corinth to bring about what we read in this letter?

There is such a thing as private tongues, but they were not using it

The Holy Spirit prays in tongues!

The importance of a God-given burden

True prayer and praying in tongues are closely related

Examples of prayers made heavy with burdens

A story about the gift of tears

Fasting is another way to carry a burden

Can weeping for a personal burden be called private tongues?

I Corinthians 14:4

These burdens should be expressed in private, not in public

I Corinthians 14:5

What is being compared here?

Private tongues require special honor

I Corinthians 14:6

What will be the benefit to you?

I Corinthians 14:10

No language is without meaning

I Corinthians 14:13

Benefit to others can come from either kind of proper tongues

I Corinthians 14:15

God wants our minds to be engaged

Unutterable expressions of gratitude

I Corinthians 14:22

How does this verse fit with the rest?

I Corinthians 14:23

Which ones are the idiots?

More about the counterfeit

I Corinthians 14:26

What was the purpose of interpretation?

I Corinthians 14:27

Special instructions due to their abuse of tongues

I Corinthians 14:28

Why was an interpreter always needed in Corinth?

I Corinthians 14:33

The Corinthians were disorderly which is contrary to God’s character

Another source of chaos

1 Corinthians 14:34

Where did the Law say women are to be subordinate?

The idea of “realms”

1 Corinthians 14:35

Women speaking out in the assembly

The husband was seen as the priest of his home

How was a woman expected to learn?

Don’t let go of something important to grab something less important

I Corinthians 14:36

Consequences are the bottom line

Was it the immoral man of chapter 5 that got this trend started?

1 Corinthians 14:37

Paul knew he had the backing of Scripture and his opponents did not

1 Corinthians 14:38

Here is the consequence Paul recommended

I Corinthians 14:39

Some wanted Paul to prohibit tongues altogether

I Corinthians 14:40

The rule of orderliness

The connection between women and tongues in Corinth

My short summary of I Corinthians 14

The keys that open the topic of tongues to our understanding

What are the rules that should govern the use of spiritual gifts?

Major Biblical topics that are related to tongues

Tongues with a capital T and tongues with a lower-case t

Was Paul’s harsh letter successful at eliminating the counterfeit?

Tongues today

How can people who know the Bible be deceived by counterfeit tongues?

We have all been wrong!

There is no shortcut to a life of spiritual power

Love brings unity, selfishness brings discord

A statement of resolve regarding speaking in tongues

Seek the heart of God for all the pain that surrounds us

The next lesson in the Mid Length Series on Tongues is Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:2