Generosity and Hypocrisy in the Church

Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish the Church would just get back to the way it was in the book of Acts!” If you have, you may be speaking with someone who’s never read the text for this sermon.

There are two stories in this text. One is a picture of radical, gospel driven generosity. The other is a picture of ugly, satanically inspired hypocrisy that ends in swift and severe judgement.

The overall theme is the unity of the church: how it’s established, experienced, and endangered. In the end, we learn there are three things we all need to apply.

Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11; Matthew 10:8; John 13:35; Luke 12:32-34