Community on Mission
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Big Idea: A powerful God has a powerful church that meets needs.
Hearts and Minds
God does not treat all liars equally
- Contrast the heart of Barnabas and the church (4:32) with the heart of Ananias and Sapphira (5:3-4)
- cf. 1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Kings 6:12
- Purify your heart and mind – be honest with God and man
- Contrast the motive of the apostles and the church – God’s grace (4:33) with the motive of Ananias and Sapphira – greed and envy (5:1-2)
- cf. Matthew 6:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:7
- Give as a result of God’s grace!
- Matthew 6:5-8
- Acts 4:34a
- Meet needs as the Holy Spirit leads
Salvation of Ananias and Sapphira?