The Gift of Tongues
A Sermon on John 1:26-33
26John answered them, saying, “I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. 27It is He who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy even to untie the strap of His sandal.” 28These things took place in Bethany beyond the …
26John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where …
In this sermon from John 1:26–33 titled “The Gift of Tongues,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones brings light, clarity, and wisdom to an often misunderstood topic. In compelling exposition, he explains the dangers, nature, and origin of speaking in tongues. The listener should come away from this sermon with a greater depth of understanding on this often overlooked or over-emphasized gift of the Spirit. Given the rise of Pentecostalism and the ever-present danger of abusing the miraculous spiritual gifts, it is important to give attention to what God has spoken in His Word in regards to the gift of speaking in tongues. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds the listener that speaking in tongues cannot be initiated by humans — as with the gift of healing, it is up to the Lord to determine when and where this takes place.
The Book of John
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.