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God Knows – Pastor Dave Adams

Community on Mission

God Knows

Acts 4:32-5:11

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?