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  • The Deceit Of Ananias And Sapphira Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 12, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 46,211 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
     | 13,098 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 144 ratings
     | 17,734 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
     | 6,792 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

  • The $10,000,000 Challenge Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Jul 1, 2013
     | 4,855 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
     | 8,566 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

  • What Are You Holding Back

    Contributed by Walter Troup on Apr 13, 2019
     | 10,809 views

    What keeps you from giving everything to God? Check out two sets of people who were following Christ and made two different decisions about their lives, causing two different outcomes.

  • Dying To Give Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 24, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,631 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

  • Two Kinds Of Appearances

    Contributed by Dr. Odell Belger on Mar 25, 2022
     | 194 views

    For many today, life is all about appearances. We live in an age where people want to APPEAR one way but the reality is the opposite of their appearance.

    Illus: During the Oscars in Hollywood in 2004, the actors and actresses tried to give the impression that they cared about poverty. Listen, if they really cared about the poor as they pretend to care, instead of buying those dresses that some of the actresses paid hundreds of thousands of dollars ...read more

  • Shock And Awe Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,413 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

  • Be Very Afraid

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,280 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

  • Drop Dead Fred Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,471 views

    Exposition of Acts 5:1-6, about the results of Ananias and Sapphira’s lies upon the church

  • Liar Liar

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,727 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

  • Eyes Wide Open Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,494 views

    Bible Couples, Pt. 9 "Ananais and Sapphira"

    EYES WIDE OPEN (ACTS 4:32-5:11) Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the State Fair every year. Every year Stumpy would say, "Martha, Id like to ride in that airplane." And every year Martha would say, "I know, Stumpy, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." ...read more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It! Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 6,550 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