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  • The Ananias & Sapphira Syndrome

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,141 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 141 ratings
     | 14,455 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

  • Shock And Awe Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,115 views

    Lessons we can learn from the early church and from the incident of Ananias and Sapphira’s deception.

    INTRO>When the Iraq conflict began 5 years ago, a term got tossed around alot: “Shock and Awe.” --Technically, it’s known as rapid dominance, a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force, designed to paralyze an adversary’s ...read more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It! Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,364 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

  • Character Counts

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,402 views

    Ananias and Sapphira felt that they could play games with God and the church. There are a few reasons why this is a bad idea.

    Passage: Acts 5:1-11 Intro: Every time God is working to accomplish something that involves people, we can be sure of one thing. 1. People will find a way to mess it up! 2. we see it in Scripture, we see it in history, we see it in our own experiences. 3. missions, churches, ministries ...read more

  • When Not To Give Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 24, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 6,784 views

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

  • The Dangers Of Hypocrisy, Pt. 1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,713 views

    Acts Series: 22nd Sermon--Ananias and Sapphira...Religious hypocrisy is a stench in the nostrils of God!

  • A Snake In The Garden Again

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,405 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

  • The Nest Egg That Hatched

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 1, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,264 views

    The story of Ananias and Sapphira teaches a lesson on the righteousness of God’s people, the reality of God’s Presence, and the reassurance of God’s power.

    The Nest Egg that Hatched Acts 5:1-11 INTRO.: My Grandmother kept chickens and she would put a plaster egg in the nests of her hens. She claimed it encouraged the hens to lay their eggs in the proper place. She also had an incubator, but she never put a nest egg in the incubator because she never ...read more

  • Conspiracy Against God

    Contributed by Michael Sanes on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,357 views

    Imagine the absurdity of conspiring against God, yet there are those who are willing to try. Ananias and his wife Sapphira agreed together to conspire against God.

  • Dying For A Buck Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,577 views

    This is the Sixth in our CSI series looking at Crimes and deaths in the Bible. This week we look at what we can learn from the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira

    It’s one of those bizarre stories in the Bible that make you scratch your head and say: Huhh? The church is seeing astronomical growth, thousands of people are coming to the faith and with that come practical problems and practical solutions. The apostles are working full time to administer ...read more

  • Consequences For Spiritual Hypocrisy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 6,882 views

    Why do some people think that they can benefit from pretending to be something that they are not? Dishonesty is a serious sin against God. Ananias and Sapphira offered to sell their property and give the proceeds to the church, but they lied about giving

  • A Fatal Attraction Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Oct 26, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 15,530 views

    It is really a fatal attraction to fall in love with things that have the potential to destroy our relationship with God, our fellowship with others and the peace in our lives. This is what happened in the Ananias and Sapphira story.

    Subject: “A Fatal Attraction” Text: Acts 5:1-11 Introduction: How dangerous it is to hate what God loves and to love what God hates. It is really a fatal attraction to fall in love with things that have the potential to destroy our relationship with God, our fellowship with others and the ...read more

  • I-Give Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 23 ratings
     | 19,494 views

    The early church sold their lands to help the poor and needy amongst them. Were they setting the pattern for a communist commune? Were they socialists? Or was there something more basic going on here?

  • What Are You Like, God? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 16, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 21,888 views

    One of the images of God from the Old Testament is that of a powerful and intimidating deity who stands in judgment. How can that square with the God of love and compassion we see in the New Testament.

    For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been dealing with questions that those in our church – as well as those from about 3 neighboring congregations – have submitted that they would like to ask of God. The question we’re dealing with this morning is: God, what are you like? OPEN: A couple of years ...read more