My 5/15/22 sermon at Crestview, Speaking Purposefully (1 Corinthians 14:1-19), is now online. The sermon began by discussing the problem (your mouth is like a math book, every time you open it, there’s a problem). Of course, this humorous way to begin got us into the deep need we have for heart change in the way we speak.
The section of Scripture I was in dealt with tongues and prophecy. I was helped (and shared) these definitions from Andy Naselli:
“‘Speaking in tongues’ in 14:1–40 refers to an individual’s praising God in a language that neither the speaker nor the hearers understand unless God supernaturally enables someone to interpret. ‘Prophecy’ in 14:1–40 refers to an individual’s sharing with others an encouraging insight that they sense God has spontaneously revealed.”From the ESV Expository Commentary on 1 Corinthians
I also was helped by Paul Tripp in the opening illustration on how our words come from the heart and this quote that I closed with:
I hope the sermon points you to Jesus and helps you live out of His power in what you say.