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July 26, 2015 - Integrity - Acts 5:1-11

posted Aug 24, 2015, 2:25 PM by Grant Garber   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 2:25 PM ]
  • The point of giving is that it changes your life.  We don’t give because the church has needs; we give because we need to give.
  • There is no verse in the Bible that says God helps those who help themselves.  God helps those who tell the truth, and then cast themselves upon His grace.
  • Ananias lost his life in a lie, claiming that he was totally dependent on the Savior when he was depending on the little stash he kept for himself – just in case.
  • God is not asking you to give your savings to the church.  God is asking you to give your trust to Him.  And that is because the stash isn’t enough to save your life.
  • Money is only one way to keep a stash from God.  What He wants is everything.  He wants you.
  • Ananias and Sapphira lost their lives trying to save them.
  • God has always been so tender with repentant sinners who confess their failure in belief.  This is how we become Barnabas.  We confess our inability and receive the Spirit’s ability.
  • To have integrity in faith isn’t just to give God your trust, but also to give God your doubts and anxieties.
  • Nothing will take your life away like fear, most of all the fear that your little stash isn’t enough.
Pastor Jim Spon | Acts 5:1-11

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