When you think of miracles, you probably aren’t thinking about someone simply talking. But, one of the greatest miracles took place in just that fashion. Men spontaneously began to speak in a language other than their native tongue and many other people from different places who spoke many various languages heard this new kind of speech and all understood it as it was being said. This happened when God poured out His Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Why do you think God did this particular miracle in the beginning when the church first received the power of His Spirit? Why did God use a miracle of communication to display his power? And why do so many try to recreate it in their own churches? What is the difference between that event and praying, using a “prayer language”?
It’s fascinating stuff and as always, we learn in order to do. Have you ever thought about speaking to God in this way? We will take a journey down this path Sunday as we begin our new series called “Louder Than Words.” It’s a look at the book of Acts. Don’t be nervous, we aren’t going to try and recreate that experience. I think you’ll be intrigued and challenged.