Read Acts 5:1-11.
Read the following questions, and pick one or two to respond to in the comments below. Or, respond to someone else’s comment with a question or comment of your own.
How would you name the sin of Ananias and Sapphira, as Peter confronts it? Is it mostly about truth-telling, mostly about money, mostly about community, or some combination of those things?
What sorts of rationalizations do we make about our own generosity? How might we best keep each other accountable in the church for these thoughts and actions?
Questions from A Walk Thru the Life of Peter:
To what degree do you think the church today is known for its integrity? Do you think the Spirit does (or will) have as harsh a response to deception as the Spirit did with Ananias and Sapphira? Why or why not?
How meticulous are you about your own integrity? Do you present yourself as more generous, loving, honest, etc., than you are? If so, why?