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Pastor Bob Paquet

THE CHURCH - POLLUTED AND PURIFIED

Acts Chapter 5

Introduction

1. The book of Acts is a historical account of how Jesus continued His ministry through His apostles

2. Chapter 1 - Jesus spends forty days teaching His apostles before He ascends into heaven

3. Chapter 2 - Pentecost - 3000 souls saved

4. Chapter 3 - Peter and John boldly enter into ministry by healing a crippled man.

An opportunity is given to preach the Gospel.

Threatened - chose to follow God not man

Prayer meeting - not to be delivered from oppression but to be able to preach the same message with boldness that brought about the oppression

Chapter 4 v:32-37 Revival

How a Spirit Filled Church Looks

It is unified - one heart and one soul
They had all things in common
When one member wept they all wept
When one member rejoiced they all rejoiced
There was “Community Awareness”
They were concerned more with the Spiritual than the material
They had a “Spiritual Awareness” A Biblical World View”
THE INTEGRITY AND PURITY OF THE CHURCH IS NOW THREATENED FROM WITHIN
(Chapter 5)

THE PROBLEM (Acts 5: 1)

Satan attacks from within

THE INSTRUMENT (Acts 5: 1-2) Ananias and Sapphira

THE INIQUITY (Acts 5: 2-4)

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy:

The desire to look better than yu are; the hiding of things you do, because you you do not want anyone to know you do them. You would be ashamed to have them known.
 The doing of them is foul - but the hiding of them in order to appear better than yu are, is fouler still. (Paraphrase - George McDonald)

THE INSTIGATOR (Acts 5:3)

Satan

THE PURGING - PURIFICATION (Acts 5: 5-7)

Ananias fell down and breathed his last.

THE POWER (Acts 5 :5,11)

Fear

THE FRUIT (Acts 5: 13,15-16)

THE FAVOR (Acts 5: 13-14)

THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER

“Be honest with ourselves - be honest before God - be responsible to the Body of Christ (The Church) - let your love be without hypocrisy,
 hate what is evil, and cling to what is good.”
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