Who were Ananias and Sapphira and what did they do? (1-2) Why did they lay the money at the Apostle’s feet? (4:34-35) Who had filled Ananias’ heart? (3) Why?
What can cause Satan to fill our hearts? (John 13:27) (Luke 22:3) What did it cause Ananias to do? (3)
When the land was sold, who did the money belong to? (4a) What were Ananias and Sapphira trying to gain by lying to the Holy Spirit? Who did Peter equate lying to the Holy Spirit with? (4b) Why is it a serious sin to lie to God? (Joshua 24:19) (Leviticus 19:2)
What happened to Ananias? (5-6) What had Sapphira also agreed to do? (2, 9a) (Matthew 4:7) What should Sapphira, as a godly wife, have done? (Genesis 2:22-23) (1 Samuel 24:32-34) What happened to Sapphira? (10) After these events—what seized the church and why? (5) (11)
After this where did the believers continually meet? (12) Why did no one else dare to join them? (13) (1 Corinthians 12:2) But Nevertheless, why did the number of believers continue to grow? (14) (Acts 19:17-20) Why did large crowds continue to gather around the Apostles? What can we learn from Ananias' lack of faith? What can we learn about God from the Apostles’ faith?