Overview: Their Lying Sin / 5:1-11
In our sermon today, we study the lying sin of Ananias and Sapphira, in Acts chapter 5. They sell some land that they had owned, and bring in some of the proceeds of the sale of that land, and lay it at the apostles' feet. Peter then tells Ananias that he is basically following satan, and lied to God not men, for holding some of that money back.
Now on the surface, it seems as if Peter is being a religious, money hungry jerk, because it seems as if he was angry with Ananias for not giving the church all of the proceeds from the sale of the land. But is that the case? Things are not always what they seem, and we talk about how Ananias and Sapphira really did sin, and why we know that they sinned, in the giving of their financial gift to the church.How did they lie?
What caused them to lie, so why did they lie? I cover these questions and more in this sermon titled, "Their Lying Sin".