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  • The Ananias & Sapphira Syndrome

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 10,852 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

  • The Deceit Of Ananias And Sapphira Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 12, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 29,148 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.

  • Dead Hypocrites: Ananias And Sapphira [halloween] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 6, 2006
    based on 143 ratings
     | 15,732 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.

  • The $10,000,000 Challenge Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Jul 1, 2013
     | 3,481 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

  • Going Through The Motions Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 5, 2016
     | 5,062 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

  • Lying

    Contributed by John Ong on Jun 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,151 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
     | 6,080 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.

    This morning I want us to look at two sets of people: one set held nothing back from God, and God used them to change their world and ours too. The other set, not so much. Because they kept something back from God, their lives came to a quick end. Before we look into the lives and circumstances ...read more

  • Dying To Give Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 24, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,255 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

  • Be Very Afraid

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,558 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
     | 1,633 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

  • Shock And Awe Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,658 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

  • Eyes Wide Open Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,984 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

  • Liar Liar

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,851 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 Devil Made Me Do It! Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 4,790 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

  • From Harmony To Hypocrisy Part 1 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 2,324 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