In this passage of Scripture, Pastor Phillip teaches through the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts chapter 5. The honeymoon phase of the early church is over and God allows something to happen that brings great fear upon the church. When Ananias and Sapphira sin, God brings judgement upon them by their death. Many people ask the question “Why did God kill them instead of forgiving them? Isn’t He merciful?”, but as Pastor Phillip helps us recognize, the question that should be asked is “Why doesn’t God do this to me?”. Each one of us experience the mercy of God many times throughout our lives and it is only by His mercy that we aren’t judged the same way Ananias and Sapphira were. May this teaching bring a blessing as you learn to fear the Lord.
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