We continue with our Fresh Start series with a very sobering passage from Acts chapter 5. As we have seen in the early chapters of Acts, the Holy Spirit has filled the believers, there is great power among the disciples, and many signs and wonders are being performed. There is also a spirit of sacrifice and serving as the people sell their good and care for one another.
In Acts 5, we meet a couple who attempt to take advantage of the Holy Spirit to gain public approval as well as financial gain. God is a jealous God and quickly uses the moment to teach a powerful lesson to the people of God about His holiness. The husband and wife who lie to the Holy Spirit are confronted by Peter. Instead of repenting, they are overcome with shock and instantly die.