Acts 4:32-5:16

In this insight into the fellowship of the early church the sincere self-sacrifice of Barnabas is compared with the hypocrisy and greed of Ananias and Sapphira.

  1. In 4:32-37 what essential of fellowship are demonstrated?
    See one result of them in verse 33.
  2. What made the sin of Ananias and Sapphira so grave and what led to it?
    Why was such a divine judgment necessary?
    What result did it produce?
  3. What example can you follow from the action of Barnabas and what danger can you avoid from the attitude of Ananias and Sapphira?