1. There are three types of speaking in tongues. Each type has a different purpose. Everyone can experience the first and second type – the initial evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost and tongues used in personal prayer. Some people may never experience the third type of tongues (the Spiritual Gift); although, it is something to which we should definitely aspire.
  2. The following diagram illustrates the three types of speaking in tongues with scriptures that apply to each:
Scripture Initial evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost Tongues to be used in personal prayer Tongues to be used in church services only
Mark 16:17 X X X
Acts 2:4 X
Acts 2:8 X
Acts 2:11 X
Acts 10:46 X
Acts 19:6 X
I Cor. 12:10 X
I Cor. 12:30 X
I Cor. 13:1 X X X
I Cor. 13:8 X X X
I Cor. 14:2 X X X
I Cor. 14:4 X X
I Cor. 14:5 X
I Cor. 14:6 X X
I Cor. 14:9 X X
I Cor. 14:13 X X
I Cor. 14:14 X
I Cor. 14:18 X X
I Cor. 14:19 X
I Cor. 14:21 X X X
I Cor. 14:22 X X X
I Cor. 14:23 X X X
I Cor. 14:26 X
I Cor. 14:27 X
I Cor. 14:39 X