God Protects His Church (even from within)
Text: Acts 5:1-14
Protection from corrupting influences
God struck and killed a couple from within the church who were lying to the Holy Spirit.
Great fear came upon the Church
Our sin is not a trifling matter
God is zealous to protect the purity of His church
Our holiness has a public impact
The public did not dare associate with them, though they held them in high regard
Multitudes of others believed, and were added to
Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:25-27
Our personal holiness impacts our public testimony.
Our corporate holiness is a powerful revelation
of God to a lost world