The Unity of the Spirit

September 2, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 4:32-37 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Sept. 2, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 4:32-37

The Unity of the Spirit

Intro

A. ONE IN HEART (Acts 4:32a).

B. ONE IN PROPERTY (Acts 4:32b).

C. ONE IN WITNESS (Acts 4:33).

1. Great power.

2. Great grace.

D. ONE IN LOVE (Acts 4:34-37).

1. General principle: Selling possessions to care for the poor (Acts 4:34-35).

2. Not SOCIALISM or COMMUNISM.

a. Voluntary.

b. Selective.

c. Spiritual.

3. Specific example: Barnabas sold land and gave money to apostles (Acts 4:36-37).

4. Biblical attitudes towards wealth.

a. The poor are not to disrespect the wealthy.

b. We are not to be lovers of money.

c. Treasures in heaven are more valuable than treasures on earth.

Conclusion