Week 5: We Are Real
In the closing week of the series, we walked through the closing of Acts chapter 4 and the beginning of Chapter 5. In these 2 stories of early community, we see two different approaches to participating in community: Barnabas’ genuine generosity that was born out of his changed heart and Ananias’ & Sapphira’s contrived generosity that was meant to make them look better than they were. There are lots of opportunities for us to engage in community and we are faced daily with the choice to be real or be fake. In order to be better priests within our radiuses we need to press toward being more real.