May 27, 2018
The early church experienced something unprecedented in God's redemptive history, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all people who accepted Christ. This was a great gift, but it also meant that God's presence was among and in the hearts of his people and anything incompatible with Him could not be tolerated. This sermon looks at the strange story of Ananias and Sapphira. Why was their deception so bad? Why did they die as a result? What does this story tell us about God's heart for his church and our lives today?