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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is

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Great Boldness

Acts 4:29 ESV
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
Acts 4:30 ESV
while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Acts 4:13 ESV
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:31 ESV
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

Great Fellowship

Acts
Acts 5:32 ESV
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Acts 4:32 ESV
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
Acts 4:32 ESV
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

Great Power

Acts 4:
Acts 4:33 ESV
And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 4:12 ESV
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:34 ESV
There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold
Acts 4:35 ESV
and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Great Example

Acts 4:36 ESV
Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,
Acts 4:37 ESV
sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Great Attack

Acts 5:1 ESV
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
Acts 5:2 ESV
and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Great Deception

Acts 5:3 ESV
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?
Acts 5:4 ESV
While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.”
Acts 5:5 ESV
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.
Acts 5:6 ESV
The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.
Acts 5:7 ESV
After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
Acts 5:8 ESV
And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.” And she said, “Yes, for so much.”
Acts 5:9 ESV
But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.”
Acts 5:10 ESV
Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Acts 5:11 ESV
And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
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