ACTS-2 - The Gospel In Jerusalem (Part 2)
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than man,” Acts 5:29.
We welcome you to our study of the book of Acts.
What is it that Peter said this about when he said “We must obey God rather than man.”
We hope you'll get your Bible as we study Acts chapter 5 through 8 together.
In Acts chapter 5 we start off with a very eventful scene where Ananias and Sapphira try to lie to God. A very powerful lesson is taught here. They have a certain amount of land. They sell that land, and they decide together that they're going to keep part back and lie to God. Peter will even say to them “While it was yours you could have done what you want with it.” But one of them goes in, “Did you sell it for such amount?” “Yes, I sold for this amount,” drops dead on the spot. Ananias and Sapphira both do the same thing, and they die right there- before lying to God or while lying to God. For what lesson do we learn from that principle?