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  • The Deceit Of Ananias And Sapphira Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 12, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 23,025 views

    “His wife also being privy to it . . .” tells us that this was not a sin committed on the spur of the moment. Ananias and his wife had talked it over between themselves and agreed to do it; they planned what they would say to cover up this fraud.

    November 4, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series:The Early Church Lesson II.D.1: The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira (5.1-11) Acts 5.1-11 (KJV) 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also ...read more

  • The Ananias & Sapphira Syndrome

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 10,370 views

    Don’t hold back from God

    Acts 5:1-16 The Ananias & Sapphira Syndrome - Howard Hughes having everything & having nothing - Believers can fall into the same trap - v. 1 Ananias means - “Jehovah has been gracious” Sapphira means “Beautiful” - Looks Good - Acts Good - v. 1 Acts 5:1 (KJV) But a certain man ...read more

  • Dead Hypocrites: Ananias And Sapphira [halloween] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 6, 2006
    based on 142 ratings
     | 15,307 views

    Have you ever lied to God? Made Him a promise you didn’t keep? Cared more about what others think than what God knows? The Problem, the Purging, the Punishment. Link included to parts 1 & 2 in formatted text w/ PowerPoint Presentation.

    Dead Hypocrites Acts 5:1-11 Begin w/ 4:36, then read 5:1-10 [the ushers that day had a hard job…no wonder old churches put their cemeteries so close!] v. 11 Great Fear? I guess so! The early church in our text is in great revival w/ thousands getting saved…and the devil didn’t like ...read more

  • Going Through The Motions Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 5, 2016
     | 4,749 views

    Why do you worship? Ever catch yourself just going through the motions? Check out these thoughts on becoming motivated to worship again.

    (Opened sermon by playing Matthew West’s “Going through the Motions”) If you’ve ever watched the classic “Monte Python and the Holy Grail”, you may recall the scene where they are accusing a woman of being a witch and were encouraged to apply the Duck Test- if ...read more

  • Liar Liar

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,306 views

    A look at the story of Ananias and Sapphira, and their lack of honesty and integrity

    Liar Liar Acts 5:1-11 A single man named Jerry had a pet cat that he loved very much. One year, he decided to take a vacation to England, so he left his cat with his brother Dan. As soon as Jerry got to England, he called his brother Dan. “How is my cat?” he asked. “Your cat is dead,” Dan ...read more

  • The $10,000,000 Challenge Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Jul 1, 2013
     | 3,230 views

    The faith calls us to be people of integrity

    June 30, 2013 Church Planting The $10,000,000 Challenge Acts 5:1-10 Opening words: You know the story. I have told you several times. Jesus was executed on a Friday. Everyone thought it was over. However, everyone was wrong. It was just beginning. On Sunday morning a few women showed up at ...read more

  • Lying

    Contributed by John Ong on Jun 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,510 views

    The Bible is straightforward in saying that lying is a sin and is offensive to God.

    ACTS 5:1-11 SHARES THE STORY OF ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA… But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Then Peter ...read more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It! Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 4,451 views

    Looking at the account of Ananias and Sapphira in four sections: 1. The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira, 2. The Courage of the Apostle Peter, 3. The Judgment of God, and 4. The Reaction of the people.

    THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT! Acts 5:1-11 INTRODUCTION That great preacher of old, Spurgeon said – and I quote, ‘Mark Antony once yoked two lions together and drove them through the streets of Rome, but no human skill can ever yoke together the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the Lion of the Pit.’ ...read more

  • Dying To Give Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 24, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,045 views

    This message looks at why Ananias and Sapphira had to die after giving half of the price of their field to the early church.

    It’s one of those bizarre stories in the Bible that make you scratch your head and say: Huhh? And it’s one of those stories that people sometimes ask me about, it really seems more fitting in the Old Testament than as one of the first stories about the early church in the New ...read more

  • Getting Our Attention

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on May 4, 2014
     | 2,673 views

    This message focuses on the judgment that tok place during the establishment of the early Church and why such judgment is not taking place today.

    Getting Our Attention Scriptures: Acts 4:32-5:11; I Corinthians 5:1-7; 2 Peter 2:21 Introduction: After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to His Father, He left His disciples with some work to do. They were responsible for establishing His New Testament Church. To accomplish this ...read more

  • From Harmony To Hypocrisy Part 1 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 2,141 views

    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.

    From Harmony to Hypocrisy Acts 4: 36-5:11 The early church is experiencing revival with thousands being saved and the devil is not happy! He has tried to destroy and stop the church through intimidation and persecution but could not. Since he was going nowhere, by unleashing outside forces ...read more

  • A Snake In The Garden Again

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,897 views

    Just as he had spoiled the perfection of Eden, Satan attempted to disrupt the community of the early church through the Ananias & Sapphira incident.

    Turn with me again this morning to the Book of Acts. We’ve been talking about the Church, and last Sunday morning we were looking at the amazing life of the early church in it’s first days as it’s described in Acts 2 and 4. This morning I want to continue on where we left off, reading from the ...read more

  • When Not To Give Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 24, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,676 views

    Ananias & Sapphira died because of the way in which they gave their offering... what did they do wrong?

    OPEN: (I opened with an old Camp Song which I sang at the beginning of the sermon) Ananias and Sapphira got together and conspired a plot to cheat the church and get ahead They knew God’s will but didn’t do it tried to cheat the Holy Spirit Peter prophesied and then they both dropped ...read more

  • Be Very Afraid

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,468 views

    Ananias and Sapphira’s quick death was not about giving....it was about being genuine, and not hypocrites

    THE WINDOW Bible-Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC a fellowship of faith, family and friendships November 21, 2004 1Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part ...read more

  • Blessed Subtractions Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,155 views

    When Ananias and Sapphira lied about their contribution and were punished by God - the church grew. Why?

    OPEN: I always loved Church camp. And I especially loved the camp songs. I’m going to sing one of them today, and if you know the song – sing along: "Ananias and Sapphira got together to conspire a plot - to cheat - the church and get ahead, They knew God's power – but did not fear it, tried ...read more