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Acts 5 - AMP

2 And with his wife's knowledge and connivance he kept back and wrongfully appropriated some of the proceeds, bringing only a part and putting it at the feet of the apostles. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land? 4 As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And after it was sold, was not at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? You have not lied to men but to God. 5 Upon hearing these words, Ananias fell down and died. And great dread and terror took possession of all who heard of it. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped up and carried it out and buried it. 7 Now after an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not having learned of what had happened. 8 And Peter said to her, Tell me, did you sell the land for so much? Yes, she said, for so much. 9 Then Peter said to her, How could you two have agreed and conspired together to try to deceive the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out . 10 And instantly she fell down at his feet and died; and the young men entering found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 And the whole church and all others who heard of these things were appalled . 12 Now by the hands of the apostles (special messengers) numerous and startling signs and wonders were being performed among the people. And by common consent they all met together in the covered porch (walk) called Solomon's. 13 And none of those who were not of their number dared to join and associate with them, but the people held them in high regard and praised and made much of them. 14 More and more there were being added to the Lord those who believed , crowds both of men and of women, 15 So that they kept carrying out the sick into the streets and placing them on couches and sleeping pads, that as Peter passed by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16 And the people gathered also from the towns and hamlets around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those troubled with foul spirits, and they were all cured. 17 But the high priest rose up and all who were his supporters, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and being filled with G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.jealousy and indignation and rage, 18 They seized and arrested the apostles (special messengers) and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and, leading them out, said, 20 Go, take your stand in the temple courts and declare to the people the whole doctrine concerning this Life (the eternal life which Christ revealed). 21 And when they heard this, they accordingly went into the temple about daybreak and began to teach. Now the high priest and his supporters who were with him arrived and called together the council (Sanhedrin), even all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to have brought. 22 But when the attendants arrived there, they failed to find them in the jail; so they came back and reported, 23 We found the prison quite safely locked up and the guards were on duty outside the doors, but when we opened , we found no one on the inside. 24 Now when the military leader of the temple area and the chief priests heard these facts, they were much perplexed and thoroughly at a loss about them, wondering into what this might grow. 25 But some man came and reported to them, saying, Listen! The men whom you put in jail are standing in the temple and teaching the people! 26 Then the military leader went with the attendants and brought , but without violence, for they dreaded the people lest they be stoned by them. 27 So they brought them and set them before the council (Sanhedrin). And the high priest examined them by questioning, 28 Saying, We definitely commanded and strictly charged you not to teach in or about this Name; yet here you have flooded Jerusalem with your doctrine and you intend to bring this Capitalized because of what He is, the spotless Son of God, not what the speakers may have thought He was.Man's blood upon us. 29 Then Peter and the apostles replied, We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, Whom you killed by hanging Him on a tree (cross). 31 God exalted Him to His right hand to be Prince and Leader and Savior and Deliverer and Preserver, in order to grant repentance to Israel and to bestow forgiveness and release from sins. 32 And we are witnesses of these things, and the Holy Spirit is also, Whom God has bestowed on those who obey Him. 33 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and infuriated and wanted to kill the disciples. 34 But a certain Pharisee in the council (Sanhedrin) named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, highly esteemed by all the people, standing up, ordered that the apostles be taken outside for a little while. 35 Then he addressed them : Men of Israel, take care in regard to what you propose to do concerning these men. 36 For before our time there arose Theudas, asserting himself to be a person of importance, with whom a number of men allied themselves, about 400; but he was killed and all who had listened to and adhered to him were scattered and brought to nothing. 37 And after this one rose up Judas the Galilean, during the time of the census, and drew away a popular following after him; he also perished and all his adherents were scattered. 38 Now in the present case let me say to you, stand off (withdraw) from these men and let them alone. For if this doctrine or purpose or undertaking or movement is of human origin, it will fail (be overthrown and come to nothing); 39 But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or overthrow or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God! 40 So, convinced by him, they took his advice; and summoning the apostles, they flogged them and sternly forbade them to speak in or about the name of Jesus, and allowed them to go. 41 So they went out from the presence of the council (Sanhedrin), rejoicing that they were being counted worthy to suffer shame and be exposed to disgrace for His name. 42 Yet they never ceased for a single day, both in the temple area and at home, to teach and to proclaim the good news (Gospel) of Jesus the Christ (the Messiah).

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Oscar Medina avatar
Two Views on Goodness
Shared by: Oscar Medina on Nov, 2016
Summary: How do you determine whether something or someone is "good"? Ananias & Saphira appear to be "good" yet they weren't.
Scripture: Acts 5:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 29
Scott Jewell avatar
Celebrating True Freedom
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Oct, 2016
Summary: We often change the way we use words over time. One such word is freedom. Today we see what it means to really be free. Sermon originally presented on Independence Day.
Scripture: Acts 5:17-42
Views: 53
Scott Jewell avatar
Going Through The Motions
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Oct, 2016
Summary: Why do you worship? Ever catch yourself just going through the motions? Check out these thoughts on becoming motivated to worship again.
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Being a Barnabas person
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Aug, 2016
Summary: Barnabas we will see was a giving person and cared about other people. How can we live a life like that in a society that says it is all about You?
Scripture: Acts 5:29-39
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 525
Bryan Beverly avatar
‘A Case Study’
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Mine-Mine-Mine All Mine (The Meaning Behind The Parable of The Rich Fool)
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: I hope that this Message brings new insight to the Parable of The Rich Fool. Only in Jesus can we come to the place of "Euphraino" That is a time and a place to Rejoice.
Mike Dankson avatar
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with the age old struggle between pleasing God or pleasing man
Scripture: Acts 5:29-42
Denomination: *other
Views: 238
James Roberts avatar
What the Angel Could Not Do
Shared by: James Roberts on Jul, 2016
Summary: We need to be doing what the Angel could not.
Scripture: Acts 5:12-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 170
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Disciples and Deceivers
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: The early church contends with deceivers in their midst
Scripture: Acts 5:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 376
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Obeying God Rather Than Men
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: The Early Church chooses to obey God and accepts the risk.
Jay Tigner avatar
Honesty Overcomes Hypocrisy
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: The Church is to be a place of honesty and integrity. Satan plants the seed of dishonesty in order to disarm and distract the church.
Series: Acts
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Scripture: Acts 2:32-5:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 207
David Owens avatar
Surprise Beginnings
Shared by: David Owens on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is the first sermon in a series on the life of the apostle Paul. We will be looking to become like Jesus by following Paul's example. The primary resource for the series is Charles Swindoll's book Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
Craig Condon avatar
Obey God Rather Than Man
Shared by: Craig Condon on Apr, 2016
Summary: We are latter day apostles. We get to follow the first apostles and speak the gospel to people who are gathered in places where anyone can come.
Scripture: Acts 5:27-32
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 161
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Value of Interreligious Dialogue
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Apr, 2016
Summary: "Evangelization and interreligious dialogue, far from being opposed, mutually support and nourish one another."
Scripture: Acts 5:27-33
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 321
Ernie Arnold avatar
Obeying God rather than men
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Mar, 2016
Summary: Proposition: In this passage the apostles tell us "We must obey God rather than men." How do we know that we are obeying God? 1. Saturating our lives with His Word 2. Individual and corporate prayer 3. Living in the flow of the Holy Spirit
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Scripture: Acts 5:27-42
Denomination: *other
Views: 879
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Jesus' Resurrection - Reality and Ministry
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: This messages shows that not only was Jesus' resurrection a reality but it led others to the ministry that would take the message to all the world.
Scripture: Acts 5:29-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 260
Denn Guptill avatar
Dying to Give
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jan, 2016
Summary: This message looks at why Ananias and Sapphira had to die after giving half of the price of their field to the early church.
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Scripture: Acts 4:34-5:6
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 475
James Lee avatar
From Harmony to Hypocrisy part 1
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
From Harmony to Hypocrisy in the Church pt. 2
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
Go, Stand, and Speak, pt. 1
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 5:12-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 212
James Lee avatar
Go, Stand, and Speak, pt. 2
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 5:17-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 235
James Lee avatar
“Fence Riding is For Cowboys”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 5:33-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 546
Michael Luke avatar
Growing Deeper by Going Smaller
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: The local church grows most effectively when it divides into cells to increase discipleship and increase pastoral care.
Bruce Lee avatar
Many Miraculous Signs and Wonders
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2015
Summary: The most overlooked social class by the church in America are people in the middle class and the people who are wealthy.
Michael J McInally Jr. avatar
What Do I Stand for?
Shared by: Michael J McInally Jr. on Aug, 2015
Summary: We all stand for different things in our lives either physically or personally. Stephen took a stand for Jesus and died for it. So what do you stand for? Is it worth dying for? Then start living for it today
Davon Huss avatar
A Christian Is... A Believer
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2015
Summary: Let’s talk about those beliefs that should be held by all those who call themselves Christians (Adapted from Bob Tinsky's book, A Christian Is... God's Answer to Man's Question, Introduction and Chapter 1, pgs. 3-21)
Kelly Durant avatar
Persecution Then and Now: Are you ready to fight for the faith?
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Jul, 2015
Summary: How many of you have ever been in a fight over your faith? Has someone every attacked you, insulted you, hit you, or tried to get you fired over your faith in Jesus Christ? If you have a real faith, it will happen! Today Christians are being persecuted!
John Ong avatar
Shared by: John Ong on Jun, 2015
Summary: The Bible is straightforward in saying that lying is a sin and is offensive to God.
Chris Jordan avatar
The Family of God #3: Praying for Miracles
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2015
Summary: Because our Heavenly Father is a supernatural, prayer-answering God, people who are a part of God’s family will pray for miracles.
Scripture: Acts 5:12-16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 827
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Facing Opposition
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jun, 2015
Summary: You will find that doing God's work, in God's way, will bring God's provision.
Series: AD
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Scripture: Acts 5:17-42
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 426