Small Church October 16


Acts 5:1-11
Ananias and Sapphira




“Focus on Your Own Damn Family”

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you react after reading this passage?
  2. Do you think that money can be an idol in our culture? How so?
  3. Do you think that family can be an idol in our culture? How so?
  4. What do you think of the note on violence in the interpretation? That is, how can we read it as a reminder that the church and the apostles are not free to take up violence?
  5. How has violence (in family and in society in general) been sometimes justified or rationalized as being in service to God?
  6. How is Jesus a counter to the kind of idolatry (money and family) that is presented in this text?