Scottsbluff Church of Christ
God Enables the Church
Acts 5
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
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God Enables the Church (Acts 5)

God Enables the Church to Survive Deceit
(Acts 4:32-5:11)

An Internal Challenge

The Church was:
1) One at Heart
2) One in Strength
3) One in Love
God Enables the Church to Survive Deceit
(Aces 4:32-5:11)

An Internal Challenge

The Church also has:
1) The presence of Satan
2) The Power to Combat Satan
God Enables the Church to Survive Deceit
(Acts 4:32-5:11)

The Crimes of Ananias and Sapphria:
Distinction
Dishonesty
God Enables the Church to Survive Opposition
(Acts 5:12-32)

The Church Makes and Impact
God Enables the Church to Survive Opposition
(Aces 5:12-32)

The Church Shows
Conviction
Persistence

Imprisonment didn't stop them preaching!
God Enables the Church to Survive Opposition
(Acts 5:12-32)

The Church Shows
Conviction
Obedience

"We MUST obey God!!!"
God Enables the Church to Survive Opposition
(Acts 5:12-32)

The Church Shows
Conviction
Testimony

"We are witnesses, we MUST obey God!!!"
God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

Why do the Sanhedrin wan to put the apostles to death?

They testify to the resurrection of the dead.
They testify to the Holy Spirit's involvement.
They testify to the unjust death of Christ, a violation of the Law of Moses.
God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

The Wisdom of Gamaliel

His Belief
God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

The Wisdom of Gamaliel

His Credentials


God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

The Wisdom of Gamaliel

His Advice
An Historical Example
God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

The Wisdom of Gamaliel

His Advice
An honest assessment
If Christ is nothing...
If Christ is something...
You could be opposing God
God Enables the Church to Survive Persecution
(Acts 5:33-42)

The Wisdom of Gamaliel

His Advice
A Humble Response
Distinction, not Dishonor
Praise, not Griping
Teaching and Preaching, not Silence
God Still Enables the Church

To Overcome:
Deceit
Opposition
Persecution