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  • The Ananias & Sapphira Syndrome

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,121 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
     | 14,441 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
     | 3,110 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
     | 1,183 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
     | 1,165 views

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

    Text: Acts 5:1-16, Title: Drop Dead Fred, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/2/07 A. Opening illustration: Tell about that Church of God evangelist praying at the invitation…At the end of the island I noticed a small green frog. He was exactly half in and half out of the water. He was a very small frog with ...read more

  • Eyes Wide Open Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,614 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
     | 3,355 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.

  • Character Counts

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,392 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

  • A Snake In The Garden Again

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,398 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
     | 6,777 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

  • The Dangers Of Hypocrisy, Pt. 1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,693 views

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

    The Dangers of Hypocrisy Acts 5:1-11 Begin w/ 4:36, then read 5:1-10 [ushers had a hard job…no wonder old churches put their cemeteries so close!] v. 11 I guess so! The early church is in great revival w/ thousands getting saved…and the devil didn’t like it! He had tried to stop 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

  • True Barnabi

    Contributed by Robert Harmon on Jan 21, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,990 views

    Barnabas is one of the best examples we have of the Christian walk, then there's Ananias/Sapphira, who testify to the desires of the world. Who will our walk be more like?

    Introduction An average man, his wife, and a boat named Tinkerbelle! (an illustration by Charles R. Swindoll in Leadership, Vol. 8, no. 4.) READ ACTS 4:36-5:10 I. Barnabas the Encourager (4:36-37) A. His name meant Son of Encouragement 1. His given name was Joseph (meaning ...read more

  • Conspiracy Against God

    Contributed by Michael Sanes on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,352 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.

    Conspiracy Against God Text Acts 5:1-11 Intro: Illustration of botched conspiracies ·Conspiracy literally means to plot or scheme, to connive or work against Trans: Let us consider the "steps" of their conspiracy against God I. The Conspirators’ Plan 1. To deceive the ...read more

  • Dying For A Buck Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,570 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