Grace and Fear

Nov 17, 2019 by: Stephen Sprague | Series: Acts Scripture: Acts 4:32–5:11 Tags: Holy Spirit, deeds, material possessions, Ananias, Sapphira, Barnabas

MESSAGE - Pastor Stephen Sprague


Grace and Fear


Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Acts 4:32-5:11. What stands out to you from this passage?
  2. How does v.31 lead to v.32? In what ways does the filling of the Holy Spirit and boldness (v.31) relate to the radical sharing of material possessions?
  3. Consider 4:32-33 How do we see word-witness relate to deed-witness in the life of the early church? What implications does this have for your own witness here and now?
  4. Consider 5:1-12. What was the sin of Ananias and Sapphira? Why was it so serious and so seriously dealt with? How might we fall into a similar trap and what can we do to avoid it? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.  (ESV)