Truth is Grace

Sermon Series:Acts

Acts 4:32-5:11 It was the best of times. It was the most confusing of times. The contrast between the end of the Acts 4 and the beginning of Acts 5 is stark. The fruit of the Gospel, the oneness and generosity of the new and exploding church community is suddenly rocked by the sin, lies, and abrupt deaths of a hypocritical married couple named Ananias and Sapphira. Through exploring the contrast between integrity and duplicity, between self-sacrificing community and self-promoting individuality, and between open-handed generosity and selfish scarcity, we are led back to the generous grace of God on display through the open-handed, outstretched sacrifice of Jesus.