Author: americoale

  • Seek order and decency.

    Seek order and decency.

    1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order. The final instruction from the Bible regarding the confusion surrounding speaking in tongues is that everything is to be done decently and in order.  The word “decent” means “to be honest; civilized; polite; respectable.”  This is what God expects in contrast to the […]

  • Seek spiritual understanding

    Seek spiritual understanding

    1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. […]

  • Seek to give that which you have received

    Seek to give that which you have received

    1 Corinthians 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? The Corinthians were not the only ones to receive the Word of God.  Nor were they the only ones to preach the Word of God.  They weren’t the “special” ones who received the Word of God.  Likewise, […]

  • Seek to promote men as spiritual leaders

    Seek to promote men as spiritual leaders

    1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women […]

  • Seek to dispel confusion

    Seek to dispel confusion

    1 Corinthians 14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let […]

  • Focus on Jesus; the Head of the Church

    Focus on Jesus; the Head of the Church

    Seek a good testimony of God 1 Corinthians 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth […]

  • Seek the understanding of men

    Seek the understanding of men

    1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 […]

  • Seek that which teaches others

    Seek that which teaches others

    1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Paul could speak with tongues more than anyone in […]

  • Seek the Edification of others

    1 Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say […]

  • Seek fruitful understanding

    1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding […]