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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Truth and Consequences

Acts 5:1-11

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Everything is not always as it appears
    • 2. Early church had great beginning
      • A. Acts 2 -- 3,000 obeyed gospel
      • B. Acts 4 -- 5,000 men obeyed
      • C. Acts 4 -- Multiplied
    • 3. Progress by babies
      • A. Devil there to destroy
  • I. ANANIAS AND SAPHIRA
    • A. Acts 5:1-11
    • B. Some good things about them:
      • 1. Christians
      • 2. Devoted to each other
      • 3. Active in church
      • 4. Communicated with each other
      • 5. Generous to a certain degree
    • C. Their problem
      • 1. They lied!
        • a. Church
        • b. Apostles
        • c. God
    • D. Problem not about keeping money
    • E. Punishment swift
    • F. What about us
      • 1. Christianity like one big pie, all Christianity:
        • a. Faith
        • b. Family
        • c. Social
        • d. Job
        • e. Recreation
  • II. WHAT WE LEARN
    • A. Honesty only policy
      • 1. Didn't hide problem
      • 2. Hypocrisy will destroy church
    • B. Need to help one another
    • C. Marry spiritual helper
    • D. The good of many can be hurt by actions of one or two

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