Read Acts 5:1-16
1) Peter says something interesting about the sin of Ananias and Sapphira in verse 3. What do Peter’s words imply about our sins against others?
a. We sin against ourselves
b. Sin doesn’t really have any effects
c. We are really sinning against God
2) Clearly the story of Ananias and Sapphira demonstrates the importance of commitment and truthfulness. How can you be better committed to God and to the people and causes around you?
3) Ponder the validity of the following statements regarding what the story of Ananias and Sapphira teaches.
T/F Without commitment to do the work of Christ we are spiritually dead
T/F Don’t commit to something unless you will follow through
T/F There is punishment in this life for sin
T/F God can use tragedy to accomplish His purposes
“Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
Acts 5:4 (ESV)