What would be the reaction in the church to the judgment of Ananias and Sapphira? One distinct possibility would be that the work of the Gospel would come to a halt as fear and despair seized the hearts of its members. However, we find that the opposite is in fact the case, and the righteous discipline exercised on the hypocrites actually works to further advance the cause of the Gospel. In considering why this was the case, we examine how God progressed His work through the church at this time and the effects that this work had. From this study, we derive encouragement but also principles to apply to our own situation.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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